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.


Madera Sub Basin Loses $500,000 Due to New Stone GSA

March 19, 2020 Contact: Stephanie Anagnoson, Plan Manager, (559) 675-7703 On January 31, 2020, after over two years of development and public outreach, Madera Irrigation District Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), City of Madera GSA, Madera Water District GSA,...

Not All Wells Are Created Equal March 16, 2020

By Chris Johnson I’ve often asked the rhetorical question, “who speaks for agriculture?” when it comes to wells and current groundwater management efforts in California.  My answer to the individual agriculturist is, “You need to speak for yourself!” “Possession does...

Opinion: California Water War on Verge of Erupting February 24, 2020

By Geoff Vanden Heuvel, Director of Regulatory and Economic Affairs California Milk Council There were big moves related to California water this week. I wish I could reassure you that everything is going to be okay – but I cannot. The lay of the land The San Joaquin...

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...

Madera Sub Basin Loses $500,000 Due to New Stone GSA

March 19, 2020 Contact: Stephanie Anagnoson, Plan Manager, (559) 675-7703 On January 31, 2020, after over two years of development and public outreach, Madera Irrigation District Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), City of Madera GSA, Madera Water District GSA,...

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Not All Wells Are Created Equal March 16, 2020

By Chris Johnson I’ve often asked the rhetorical question, “who speaks for agriculture?” when it comes to wells and current groundwater management efforts in California.  My answer to the individual agriculturist is, “You need to speak for yourself!” “Possession does...

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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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