There is a place for the odds and ends that don’t make it into the official reports and this is it. One of our writers has driven an estimated 750,000 miles to attend somewhere around 5,000 meetings. He doesn’t know much about water but he knows a lot about meetings and Highway 99. There’s no telling what will go through a person’s mind with all that alone time behind the wheel. Find out here.


American Pistachio Growers SGMA Survival Toolkit Nov. 5th, 6th and 12th

American Pistachio Growers SGMA Survival Toolkit When and Where: Tuesday, November 5th Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame, 2230 Q St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 Wednesday, November 6th Madera Municipal Golf Course, 23200 Avenue 17, Madera, CA 93637 Tuesday, November 12th...

A Partial List of GSPs October 29, 2019

List of GSAs and GSPs SGMA uses Department of Water Resources Bulletin 118 to define basins and sub basins and assign them numbers. The San Joaquin Valley Basin is number 5-22. Within it are sub basins with their numbers following a decimal. Each sub basin one...

New Water Report from California Water Institute at Fresno State October 3, 2019

Note from the CWI: The California Water Institute at Fresno State is pleased to share a Stakeholder Engagement Report for the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint for Water Resilience. The report was prepared in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s solicitation for comments,...

How to Read a GSP October 2, 2019

Groundwater Sustainability Plans are popping up around the Valley like mushrooms after a rain. This may not be the definitive treatise on how to read a GSP - there is a comment section at the bottom of the page, feel free to add your two bits - but hopefully it will...

Sustainable Groundwater Plans Now Being Released for Public Comment

By Geoff Vanden Heuvel, Director of Regulatory & Economic Affairs California Milk Producers Council Reprinted by permission. Over the past several weeks, many Central Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) have released their proposed Groundwater...

A Partial List of GSPs October 29, 2019

List of GSAs and GSPs SGMA uses Department of Water Resources Bulletin 118 to define basins and sub basins and assign them numbers. The San Joaquin Valley Basin is number 5-22. Within it are sub basins with their numbers following a decimal. Each sub basin one...

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How to Read a GSP October 2, 2019

Groundwater Sustainability Plans are popping up around the Valley like mushrooms after a rain. This may not be the definitive treatise on how to read a GSP - there is a comment section at the bottom of the page, feel free to add your two bits - but hopefully it will...

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James ID Looking for New GM August 23, 2019

GENERAL MANAGER JAMES IRRIGATION DISTRICT (San Joaquin, CA) Salary open DOQ. James Irrigation District is located about 30 miles southwest of the City of Fresno and is comprised of roughly 26,000 acres, of which 22,000 acres are currently irrigated. It is a public...

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Rain in Louisiana

Starting in the early morning hours of June 6, 2019 the rain band over our home in Cecilia, Louisiana really cut loose. From about 4:00am until 8:00am or so it rained the equivalent of three inches per hour. Thank God we have decent drainage into the Bayou Teche which...

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Research Project Announcement May 29, 2019

San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Financing Strategies With the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), stakeholders from the agricultural, environmental, and disadvantaged communities, along with urban interest groups have...

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