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Frequently Asked Questions about Chowchilla Water District.

Board Meetings

The Chowchilla Water District Board of Directors normally meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm. Special Board meetings are called if needed.

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Online Payment


If you choose to use a credit or debit card, the third party vendor will charge a convenience fee.

 Any convenience fee paid does not go to the Chowchilla Water District.

Participation Agreement

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Board of Directors

Chowchilla Water District is made up of Five Divisions with one Board Director representing each division. The board of Directors must be either a holder of title to land, or the legal representative of a holder of title to land within the District, in the division for which they represent. Election voting rights are based upon landownership; one vote for each dollar's worth of assessed value to which he or she holds title. The Board of Directors are elected by this method.


     Director    Term Expires
1        Kole Upton - President December 2019
2        Vince Taylor December 2021
3        Mike Mandala December 2019
4        Russell Harris December 2019
5        Dan Maddalena - Vice President December 2021


Division Map



Chowchilla Water District
327 S. Chowchilla Blvd.
Chowchilla, CA 93610

559-665-3747   Office
559-665-3740   Fax
559-479-6059   Emergency - Keith Mitchell 
559-479-0920   Emergency (Water) - Chris Mayo

Office Hours
7:00 am to 5:00 pm - Water Season
7:00 am to 4:00 pm - Off Season


Chowchilla Water District furloughs have ended.   

Ditchtender Information

Car #NameCell
  Brandon Tomlinson  (559) 479-6049
  Keith Mitchell (559) 479-6059


Car #NameCell
11 Caleb Tripp (559) 395-2868
12   Dusty Hamlin (559) 377-1402
13 Chris Mayo (559) 479-0920
14 Jorge Guereca (559) 232-7649
15 Rick Bennett (559) 479-7253
16 Adolfo Trujillo (559) 479-6055
17 Mark Selby (559) 232-2847


Car # 
16 Ash By-Pass
16 Ash Main Canal 1-5
15 Ash Main Canal > 5
15 Ashview Canal
15 Ashview Laterals A & B
12 Berenda Canal 1 - 30
13 Berenda Canal >30
12 Berenda P/L
14 Bethel Canal
14 Bethel Lateral A
12 Califa Lateral A
11 Califa Laterals B-C-D
11 Califa Boyd Lateral
13 Central P/L
16 Chowchilla P/L
12 Chowchilla River
17 Chowchilla River/Riparian
12 Christoffersen P/L
13 Dairyland P/L
17 Dutchman Creek
14 Eastman Canal
15 Hughes Canal
15 Hughes Laterals A-B-C
16 Justin Canal
16 Justin Latera
17 Laterals 2-2A-3-3A-3B-4
12 Madera Canal
16 Main Canal
12 Matli P/L
12 Reservoir
14 Road Eleven Canal
14 Robertson P/L
16 Tarabini P/L
12 Thiel P/L



  • Water orders received by 1:00 p.m. will be eligible to begin delivery on the following day.
  • Water orders to shutoff must be received by 1:00 on the day preceding the shutoff.
  • Waterusers will be notified between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. of their start time for the following day.
  • Waterusers with preliminary shutoff times must notify the District of the specific shutoff time by 8:00 a.m.
  • Between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., waterusers will be given specific notice of the time to start their delivery if a preliminary start time was given.
  • Call the District if you would like to test your irrigation system before ordering water.


CIMIS, the California Irrigation Management Information System, is a network of almost 100 computerized weather stations, located at key agricultural and urban sites throughout California. The CIMIS program was developed by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR ) and the University of California (UC) to help agricultural growers and landscape managers irrigate more efficiently.

To find information from the CIMIS Stations located near Chowchilla Water District visit this site  Registration is free of charge.