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Welcome to WaterWrights.Net

Hello and welcome to WaterWrights. We’re here to help farmers secure their water supply so they can grow the food and fiber we all need. Agriculture is California’s top industry and water is its most precious resource. There’s always something in the news about water in California but very little reporting takes place at the intersection of public and private transfer – the water or irrigation district that makes all of this possible.
We intend this site to be a portal into what is perhaps the last functional form of government in a Byzantine regulatory climate that pursues with faith the doctrine that government is the solution even when there is no problem. This functional form of government is the special district.
While some would have you believe “Big Ag” is a rapacious coven of cigar chomping, whiskey swilling good old boys making back room deals that lay waste to the environment while swindling the taxpayer – reality paints a much different picture. There are all sizes of farms growing an unmatched multitude of crops that do as much as anything to raise our standard of living and help feed the world with the safest, most highly regulated food supply in history. It all depends on water.
As you explore this site keep in mind we want you to be a part of it. There are opportunities for you to share your opinions and they don’t have to echo our own. However, there is a good chance our wives, mothers and daughters may read this site so no cursing or other inappropriate language will be allowed. You don’t have to be nice but you do have to be kind.
A note about the reports:
  • I have no editor and type as fast as I can that’s why you’ll see sentences that resemble George Carlin’s, “Hand me that piano.”
  • I use journalist math. That should speak for itself.
  • A quote is only a quote when it is in quotation marks and attributed.
  • I’m usually typing a paragraph behind what’s being said so I rely on my readers to help.
  • I ALWAYS welcome comments, suggestions, questions and corrections.
Well, there you have it. God bless and thanks for reading.
Don A. Wright
Clovis, CA


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