Exchange Contractors April 3, 2020

The Exchange Contractors board of directors met on Friday, April 3, 2020 by teleconference. The Los Banos headquarters boardroom is way too small for social distancing. For almost 20-years the first Friday of the month meant getting up before everyone else goes to bed...

Friant Water Authority March 26, 2020

The Friant Water Authority board of directors met on Thursday, March 26, 2020 by telephone. My first several attempts to call in were met with an old fashioned busy signal. I called the FWA headquarters in Lindsay to see if the number posted on the website was...

Buena Vista Water Storage District March 18, 2020

The Buena Vista Water Storage District held its board of directors meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at its Buttonwillow headquarters but with a phone-in twist. This is the first BVSWD meeting I’ve attended by teleconference. Chairman John Vidovich called it at...

Semitropic Water Storage District March 11, 2020

The Semitropic Water Storage District board of directors held its Wednesday, March 11, 2020 meeting at its Wasco headquarters. We are surely in the age of the fist bump. I received a message this morning from San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority that there was...

Tulare Irrigation District March 10, 2020

The Tulare Irrigation District held its board of directors meeting at its Tulare headquarters on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The TID meeting is one of the more relaxed in as much as the district has a pretty good surface supplies. And it was sprinkling outside with more...

Exchange Contractors April 3, 2020

The Exchange Contractors board of directors met on Friday, April 3, 2020 by teleconference. The Los Banos headquarters boardroom is way too small for social distancing. For almost 20-years the first Friday of the month meant getting up before everyone else goes to bed...

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Westlands Grower Meeting March 17, 2020

The Westlands Water District held its annual Water Users’ Workshop by teleconference at 1:30pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The March board meeting was cancelled. General Manager Tom Birmingham welcomed everyone and got right down to business. This meeting was...

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Kern Water Bank March 3, 2020

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its board of directors meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at its Bakersfield headquarters. Bill Phillimore is chair and he runs a tight meeting. We start on time and there very little messing around. I’ve grown to appreciate that. I...

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Kern Water Bank February 4, 2020

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its board of directors meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at its Bakersfield headquarters. If you’ve been reading these reports for any time you may be aware the two fastest meetings in the Valley take place in Kern County. The KWB...

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