About Us

Ballico Cortez Water District (BCWD) is approximately 6,800 acres located in the region that is north of the Merced River and up to the Merced county line. Although a small district, we are made up of farmers within Merced County that helps make this county the sixth top producing agricultural county in California.
Merced County agriculture plays a significant role in the overall well-being of California’s economy. The region’s farms and related manufacturing businesses account for 25% of the Valley’s revenues and 16% of local jobs.