631.12 acs. Wasco Almonds Wildwood Ranch

$5,500,000

Wasco, CA

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Status: For Sale
Acres: 631.12±
Price Per Acre: $8,715


Description

This 631.12± assessed acre opportunity is planted to 602.97± acres of almonds. Additionally, there is an equipment yard, one steel framed shop, and one filter station enclosed with a steel frame metal building. The property is located in Semi-Tropic Water Storage District and has 2 non-contract turn-outs and 3 pump-back meters. Additional water can be purchased from the water district when available, though the property does not have contract water. The offering features productive soils, income, tax benefits, and possible water banking.


Location

The southeast corner of Wildwood Road and Sherwood Avenue. Approximately 4± miles northwest of the city of Wasco and 35± miles northwest of the city of Bakersfield, CA.


Legal

Kern County APN: 059-270-01


Water

The property is irrigated by 3 wells and can be served by Semi-Tropic WSD non-contract water when available. The wells are equipped with a 300HP electric motor, and two 300HP natural gas engines (1 is being converted to electric). The land is entitled to receive intermittent water from Semi-Tropic Water Storage District (STWSD) through 2 intermittent service meters (J3 and J4). The site has 3 pumpback meters to pump water into the district (J1GW, J5GW and J17GW). In 2023, STWSD non-contract owners are assessed two primary charges; water charges of $175/$177/$179AF delivered when available (water/summer/allocated), and ET charge. Pursuant to the STWSD intermittent agreement STWSD has the right to use the wells to pump back a balance of 8,969.55AF as of Aug. 18, 2023 of water into the district when needed at STWSD expense and when the owner is not using the wells. In 2023/24, on behalf of the STWSD the Kern County Tax collector collected a charge of $139±/acre with the property taxes. The orchard is irrigated by a nicely appointed fan jet system, with one reservoir, sand media filters and electric booster pumps inside a steel framed shop, acid injection system, and gypsum silo.


Zoning

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

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