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.


Important Friant Water Authority US Bureau of Reclamation Meeting Monday Jan 6, 2020

The following is an important announcement by the Friant Water Authority. Friant Water Authority Asks for you to Attend an Important Meeting Monday! US Bureau of Reclamation Meeting, Monday, Jan. 6 at 1:00 pm Visalia Convention Center 303 E. Acequia & Bridge,...

Kings River Conservation District Wins ACWA Award for SGMA Outreach Dec 10, 2019

The following is a press release from ACWA about the Kings River Conservation District winning the Huell Howser Best in Blue Award at the recent Fall ACWA Conference in San Diego. I don't think the release went far enough. It didn't mention the amazing amount of...

California Water Institute Water Infrastructure Funding Report November 25, 2019

The California Water Institute at Fresno State continues to earn its keep. The folks there have published a 13-page report titled, “Funding a Future for Water in the San Joaquin Valley: A Literature Review of Public Funding for Water Infrastructure”. The report is...

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...

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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