The Kings River’s service area of nearly 1.1 million acres is among the world’s most fer-tile and productive agricultural regions. It is also among the most incredible transformations of land that the planet has ever seen. The Kings River and the region it waters is a living lesson on the value of water in a land of little rain.
The Kings River is not only its service area’s most precious resource but it is a stream that is rich in history. The past’s mighty struggles have ordained how the river is beneficially used today. With patience and a spirit of cooperation, the Kings River’s users fashioned voluntary agreements on water rights, entitlements and operations that benefited everyone and made possible the development of Pine Flat Dam. More recently, that same spirit and approach resulted in a major environmental advancement with establishment of a fisheries management program.