Pearson Realty

248.82 acs. Shafter Wasco Irrigation District Almonds


Shafter, CA

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Status: For Sale
Acres: 248.82±
Price Per Acre: $25,199


This 248.82± assessed acre opportunity is located in the desirable farming area of Shafter, Ca. The farm is planted to 241.6± acres of Almonds: 148.9± acres are mature, 57.1± acres are 13/15 year olds and 35.6± acres are 4 year olds. This investment opportunity offers income, tax benefits, and both district water & well water.


North east corner of Shafter Rd & Burbank Avenue Shafter, Ca. Approximately 17± miles north of Bakersfield, 110± miles north of Los Angeles and 260± miles south of San Jose.


APN’s: 090-030-07, 08, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 28, 41, 42, 69, & 71, and 090-050-10, 15, & 16.


The offering has both district water and well water. There are 3 AG wells on the farm (per pump tests dated 9-11-17 total flow was 2,089± GPM). Qualified Buyers may contact listing agent for owners pump tests and water samples. The wells are equipped with electric motors; 40HP, 75HP and 150HP respectfully. Additionally the orchard is located in and receives surface water from the Shafter Wasco Irrigation through contract meters. The district levies two primary charges; in 2017 the Water Use Charge is $88.64/acre foot, and the Standby Charge is $20/acre. On behalf of the district the Kern County Tax collector collects a General Admin and General Project Service Charge of $61±/assessed acre with the property taxes. Approx. 125.5± acres are irrigated with double line drip, sand media filters with a reservoir & electric booster pumps. The remaining 116.1± acres are flood irrigated. The owner reports the flood irrigated fields are set up with underground mainline for easy conversion to drip.


The land is zoned Exclusive Agricultural (A) by the County of Kern, except APN’s 090-030-69 & 71 are zoned Limited Agriculture (A-1).