Pearson Realty

320 acs. Kern County Almonds

$5,600,000

Wasco, CA

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Status: For Sale
Acres: 320±
Price Per Acre: $17,500


Description

This 320± assessed acre opportunity is located in the desirable farming area of Wasco, CA. This land is planted to 296± acres of full production almonds. The property has access to non-contract water from Semi-Tropic WSD and 1 well. The site is located in a strategic possible water banking or wheeling area, being on the border of Shafter Wasco ID, Semi-Tropic WSD and North-Kern WSD which could benefit a water district or operator with many different water opportunities. The offering features: Non-contract water with Semi-Tropic WSD and well water, excellent soils, full production almonds, adjoining Shafter Wasco ID, Semi-Tropic WSD and North-Kern WSD, and tax benefits.


Location

The offering is best accessed from N. Palm Avenue, 1.5± miles north of McCombs Road take the paved road to the west 1± mile. This is approximately 2± miles north of Wasco, CA. Regionally the subject property is located 32± miles northwest of Bakersfield, 142±miles north of Los Angeles, and 216± miles south of San Jose.


Legal

APN’s 059-280-52 and 54.


Water

The property is irrigated with well water and has access to non-contract water from Semi-Tropic WSD. The well is equipped a 250HP electric motor. There is also 1 out of service well with a 200HP eletric motor. The orchard is irrigated using the bordering North-Kern WSD reservoir via a written agreement through two 75hp lift pumps with two Netafim cartridge filters stations and then dispersed with a dual line drip. The land is located within Semi-Tropic Water Storage District (STWSD) and has 2 non-contract meters (U80 and U98) with pump back devices. In 2021 STWSD non-contract owners are assessed two primary charges; water charge of $113/$117/$122/acre foot delivered when available (winter/summer/allocated), and an ET charge. Pursuant to the STWSD intermittent agreement STWSD has the right to use the well to pump back a balance of 1,811.36 AF (as of December 31, 2020) of water into the district when needed at STWSD expense and when the owner is not using the well. In 2020/21, on behalf of the STWSD the Kern County Tax collector collected a Charge of $139±/acre with the 2020/21 property taxes.


Zoning

The land is zoned A (Exclusive Agricultural), and is enrolled in the Williamson Act.

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