Turlock Irrigation District

Established in 1887, the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) was the first publicly owned irrigation district in the state and is one of only four in California today that also provides electric retail energy directly to homes, farms, and businesses. Organized under the Wright Act, the District operates under the provisions of the California Water Code as a special district. TID is also an independent control area and is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. Since 1923, TID has been providing safe, affordable, and reliable electricity to a growing retail customer base that now numbers in excess of 98,000 residential, farm, business, industrial and municipal accounts in an electric service area that encompasses 662 square miles in portions of Stanislaus, Merced, Tuolumne and Mariposa counties. TID provides irrigation water to more than 5,800 growers in a 307-square-mile service area that incorporates 149,500 acres of Central Valley farmland. The District has been delivering irrigation water to growers since completing its gravity-fed water conveyance system of canals and laterals in 1900. The Tuolumne River is the District’s primary source of water, originating at Mt. Lyell in Yosemite National Park. Water for irrigation and hydroelectric power production is kept at Don Pedro Reservoir about 50 miles east of Turlock in the Sierra Nevada foothills near the historic gold rush era town of La Grange.

Years of Climate Registered Recognition:

2009-2017 Climate Registered
2018 Climate Registered Gold
2019 Climate Registered Gold
2020 Climate Registered Gold
2021 Climate Registered Gold


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Turlock Irrigation District