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Fresno Irrigation District Celebrates Centennial Milestone

Updated: Apr 15, 2020

Contact: Bill Stretch, General Manager Office: (559) 233-7161 Email: Website: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2020

Formed in 1920, the Fresno Irrigation District (FID) jubilantly celebrates its centennial this year. FID began a century ago as the successor agency to the privately-owned Fresno Canal and Land Company. Today, the district is comprised of some 250,000 acres, which lies entirely within Fresno County and includes the rapidly growing Fresno-Clovis metropolitan area.

“FID is excited to be celebrating its centennial year of service by recognizing the hard work of our founders and those who helped build FID to its current status as a premiere irrigation district,” stated FID General Manager Bill Stretch.

FID has a proud history of providing water conveyance to its farmers, partner water districts and municipalities. In recognition of the century mark, FID will be celebrating its “Century of Commitment, Conveyance and Customer Service” at a series of events and engagements throughout the year with its growers and partners throughout the region.

The centennial also offers FID the chance to look forward towards new goals. “As we celebrate 100 years, we must prepare for a future full of new challenges. I’m proud of our district, its employees and the current and past leadership for their dedicated service and professionalism,” expressed FID Board President Ryan Jacobsen.

To commemorate the milestone, FID has created a Centennial Webpage to allow the public an opportunity to learn about the district’s rich history, present status and future vision. The website will be updated each month, with a look at the different eras of FID, as well as key facts surrounding the district and its service. Accompanying the webpage is the launch of the FID Centennial Logo, a celebration of the legacy of those who came before.



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