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Columbia Resource Conservation District (CRCD) is a California Resource Conservation District formed in 1958 under Division 9 of the Public Resources Code with the purpose of performing natural resource conservation work within the boundary.  Read more about the history of resource conservation districts on our history page

The CRCD covers 41,000 rural acres in Madera County, California, and properties within the CRCD’s boundary consist of wetlands and agriculture production, with primary crops being almonds, pistachios, pomegranates, and grapes.

The CRCD provides operation and maintenance services to the operation of the water delivery system associated with a water contract the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has with the Columbia Canal Company.  CRCD also repairs water delivery equipment and infrastructure during flood events or natural disasters, partnered with the Lower San Joaquin Levee District, San Luis-Delta Mendota Water Authority, San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors, and USBR to share resources, with funding provided by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Columbia Resource Conservation District encompasses approximately 41,000 acres of rural lands in Madera County, primarily growing almonds, pistachios, pomegranates and grapes.