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In 1951, the State of California took steps to secure its natural resources in the San Joaquin Valley. Through special legislation, the Kings River Conservation District (KRCD) was formed. Today, KRCD is a leading resource management agency for the Kings River region serving agriculture, business and residential communities within 1.2 million acres spanning portions of Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties.

The mission of KRCD is to provide flood protection, cooperate with other agencies to achieve a balanced and high quality water supply, provide on-farm support in efficient water conservation practices, and develop power resources for the public good.

Our core values are:

  • Integrity, respect and openness in dealing with people.
  • An atmosphere of teamwork enabling leadership and learning.
  • Adherence to principles of professionalism, accountability, excellence and innovation at all times.
  • Solutions that are practical, politically and economically feasible, scientifically sound and environmentally sensitive.