White River Flood Control

White River is an intermittent waterway that traverses the District flowing from east to west. The White River watershed is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains immediately east of the District and historically ended in an undefined flood plain that eventually saw its flow reach Tulare Lake.

The District owns a small section of the White River channel, approximately one mile in length. Other than this section, the District has no responsibility for operation and maintenance for the White River channel. However, as a public service to the District landowners and surrounding communities, the District has been instrumental in establishing three gauging stations along the river. The District and others use these stations to monitor river levels, rainfall, and other meteorological conditions. Station data can be accessed by visiting http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/staMeta?station_id=white+river.