Founded in 1983, Cadiz Inc. is a natural resources company headquartered in Los Angeles that owns over 70 square miles of property with significant water rights in Southern California. We are dedicated to pursuing sustainable projects through the responsible stewardship of our land and water resources.
Our properties, which are located at three sites in the eastern Mojave Desert portion of San Bernardino County, offer abundant and renewable sources of clean water, a nearly pest-free environment ideal for organic farming, and excellent possibilities for conservation. Our properties are situated in proximity to the Colorado River and the Colorado River Aqueduct, a major source of imported water for southern California.
Our current projects include:
The Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project – This innovative project will provide a much-needed, reliable water supply in Southern California by conserving water that otherwise would have been lost to evaporation. The Project also offers the ability to store groundwater supplies and imported surplus water in wet years. Our 35,000 acre Cadiz Valley property will be home to the Project.
Organic agricultural operations – Our Cadiz Valley property is home to permanent crops, including lemons and certified-organic dried-on-the-vine raisins, and seasonal crops, which can include a variety of vegetables and fruits such as squash, melons, peppers, asparagus, and more. We maintain sustainable agricultural practices, including organic farming and drip irrigation.
Sustainable land use – We strongly believe in being a good steward of our land and water resources, always guided by the principle of sustainability. In addition to our water and agriculture projects, we are exploring additional surface uses at our properties, including permanent conservation and cultural activities.