Bard Water District

Bard Water District is located in the Bard Valley on the southeastern border of California in Imperial County. Constructed at the beginning of the 20th century, the Bard Water District is part of the Yuma Project, one of the USBR's oldest irrigation projects. The Bard Water District includes approximately 14,676 irrigable acres with approximately half of the irrigated farm land on the Quechan Indian Reservation and the other half on private land. The Bard Water District cultivates lettuce, dates, wheat, cotton, hay and melons. Water for this District is diverted from five locations along the All-American Canal, which is diverted from the Colorado River at the Imperial Dam. The district is responsible for maintenance and operation of canals and associated facilities to deliver water to multiple farmers within the district area.


On-Call General Engineering Services

GEORGE CAIRO ENGINEERING, INC. (GCE) is currently serving as the District Engineer and we also provide support on related technical services including the development of District Standards on an on-call as needed basis. GCE also supports the Bard Water District in their management of urbanization impacts inclusive of permitting, planning, design, and construction services efforts. All relocations or modifications to the Districts facilities due to development and urbanization are designed by GCE. In addition, impacts to the Bard Water District's operations and maintenance are evaluated, and construction inspections are performed to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.

Representative GCE projects completed for the Bard Water District include the following:

  • Reservation Main Canal Improvement Project This project included planning, design, construction administration, and inspection assistance/support for a new 450 cfs turnout on the All-American Canal, over 20 linear miles of concrete and flexible polyurethane lined canals, check structures, turnouts, flow measurement and road crossings.
  • Papago Lateral Improvements Project Design and Construction Management Services
  • Water Transfer Project Development
  • Hydro Power Generation Funding Support

Map of District

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George J. Cairo, P.E.
1630 South Stapley Drive
Stapley Center, Suite 117
Mesa, Arizona 85204
480.921.4087 (Fax)
602.690.6661 (Cell)

Ron Derma, General Manager
Bard Water District
1473 Ross Rd.
Winterhaven, CA 92283

District Website

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If you have further questions, comments or concerns regarding this district please contact Mr. Ron Derma (contact information shown above).