Kings River Water District January 23, 2020

The Kings River Water District met in an old farmhouse somewhere in a foggy orchard south of Minkler on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The KRWD used to meet in Centerville so I was just late enough to miss the usual housekeeping; the minutes were approved, potential...

South Valley Water Association January 20, 2020

The South Valley Water Association met at the Lower Tule River Irrigation District headquarters on Monday, January 20, 2020; only it didn’t. The SVWA actually met at the Visalia law offices of Peltzer & Richards. Alex Peltzer is the SVWA attorney. I’d not been...

Friant Water Authority January 16, 2020

The Friant Water Authority board of directors met at the Visalia Convention Center on Thursday, January 16, 2020. I don’t know why the meeting was a week early this month and at a venue different from the World Ag Expo in Tulare. Could be the Expo is coming up next...

Buena Vista Water Storage District January 16, 2020

The Buena Vista Water Storage District held its board of directors meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at its Buttonwillow headquarters. The room was packed, more than any other meeting I’ve attended here. It was because of SGMA. Buena Vista has a different view of...

Friant Water Authority & the CVPIA January 6, 2020

The Friant Water Authority and the public met in Visalia on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the convention center. The public was not only welcomed but encouraged to attend. The meeting was scheduled to begin at 1:00pm but the room was packed well before that time. The...

Kern Water Bank January 7, 2020

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its board of directors meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at its Bakersfield headquarters. It was cold and gray outside but the conference room was warm and friendly. General Manger Jon Parker had a video of pelicans swimming around...

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Kings River East GSA November 21, 2019

The Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Dinuba City Hall. Chairman and Fresno County Supervisor Buddy Mendez called the meeting to order at 2:00pm. We started with saluting our great nation’s flag and found out...

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Westlands Water District November 19, 2019

The Westlands Water District held its board of directors meeting at its Fresno headquarters on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Chairman Don Peracchi called the meeting to order at 1:00pm. After the usual housekeeping WWD General Manager Tom Birmingham’s report was first....

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East Kaweah GSA Board October 28, 2019

The East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency held its board of directors meeting in Exeter on Monday, October 28, 2019. The board met in the upstairs room of the Exeter Museum. I think this used to be a jail; for sure it’s had a seismic retrofit. Chairman Joe...

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