Relicensing the Don Pedro Project
For more than half a century, the Don Pedro Project has served some of the most productive farmland in the world. With affordable, reliable irrigation water, the Project directly supports the vibrant agricultural sector that has evolved since the Districts’ formation, while also providing municipal and industrial water supply, flood control storage, recreation, clean power, and fish and wildlife conservation benefits. The result is a thriving central valley economic engine that supports over $4 billion in output, $735 million in labor income, and nearly 19,000 jobs annually.
Now that Don Pedro’s original 50-year license has expired, the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts are in the process of securing a new license to ensure another 50 years of water security, environmental stewardship, recreational opportunities and economic prosperity for the communities of central California.