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Climatic Information:

At the Yuma Valley Farm, rainfall occurs about 15 days a year.  Averaging 3.30 inches/year,  with August being the wettest month at .049 inches, and May/June the driest at 0.03 inches.  The growing season is year round, with the average first and last frost dates being November 28 and February 26. The record high and low temperatures are 121 F, and 14 F. The average high and low for July is 106  and 74 F respectively, and for January it is 68 F and 37 F respectively. Annually there are 101 days in which  the temperature goes above 100 F, and 15 days when it drops below freezing.

The Yuma Mesa Farm receives rainfall about 15 days out of the year, averaging 3.30 inches/year, with August being the wettest month at .054 inches, and May/June the driest at 0.02 inches. The growing season is year round, with the average first and last frost dates being December 10 and February 19 respectively. The record high and low temperatures are 119 F and 19 F temperatures. The average high and low for July is106 F and 74 F, While the average for January is 68 F and 38 F respectively. Annually there are 104 days in which the temperature exceeds 100 F, and 10 days when it drops below freezing.

Geological Information:

The Valley Farm is 100 feet above sea level, its soil is Gila Silty Clay Loam. The irrigation water for this farm comes from the Colorado River. Irrigation water is supplied by open, concrete-lined ditches and irrigation borders are 300  feet long.

The Mesa Farm is at an altitude of 165 feet above sea level. The soil is classed as superstition fine sand and is similar to the soil on which much of the citrus acreage of Yuma County is planted. All of the Mesa Farm  is under cultivation except 53 acres considered too rough to be economically leveled. The irrigation water for this farm comes from the Colorado River. Irrigation water is supplied by open, concrete-lined ditches; irrigation borders are 300  feet long