Fresno Irrigation District August 20, 2019

The Fresno Irrigation District held its board of directors meeting at its Fresno headquarters on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. At the very stroke of 4:00pm FID Chairman Ryan Jacobsen called the meeting to order and we said the flag salute. Jacobsen said there will be an...

South Valley Water Association August 19, 2019

The South Valley Water Association met at the Lower Tule River Irrigation District headquarters on Monday, August 19, 2019. Before the meeting there was talk about depressed citrus prices. I’ve had farmers tell me they’ve made more on citrus than anything they’ve ever...

Tulare Irrigation District August 1, 2019

The Tulare Irrigation District held its board of directors meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at its headquarters near Tulare. Chairman Dave Bixler called the meeting at 9:00am and I wasn’t sure about public comments as I was in the parking lot on the phone with a...

San Luis Delta Mendota WA August 8, 2019

The San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority held its Thursday, August 8, 2019 board meeting at its Los Banos headquarters. I arrived early enough to enjoy sitting through the finance committee; there’s not enough coffee in the world to provide an interesting narrative....

Kern Water Bank August 6, 2019

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its Tuesday, August 6, 2019 board of directors at its Bakersfield headquarters. It was a hot afternoon in the South Valley. I’ve got a theory about the climate change folks; they must have never worked outside in the summertime. Glad...

Westlands Water District August 20, 2019

The Westlands Water District held its board of directors meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at its Fresno headquarters. There are two issues I'm interested to hear about today; the Shasta Dam raising and the allocations from the US Bureau of Reclamation. Or not....

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Kern Water Bank August 6, 2019

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its Tuesday, August 6, 2019 board of directors at its Bakersfield headquarters. It was a hot afternoon in the South Valley. I’ve got a theory about the climate change folks; they must have never worked outside in the summertime. Glad...

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Exchange Contractors August 2, 2019

The Exchange Contractors board of directors met at its headquarters in Los Banos on Friday, August 2, 2019. There was still a good deal of water flowing down the San Joaquin River at Highway 152. I’d like to guess 500 cfs but I was doing 78 mph when I drove over the...

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East Kaweah GSA Board July 29, 2019

The East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency held its board of directors on Monday, July 29, 2019 in Exeter. The meeting was held upstairs in the Exeter Museum, next to the water tower. It was hot but there was plenty of cold water and cookies thanks to Karen...

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North Kings GSA July 25, 2019

The North Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency met on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Fresno Irrigation District headquarters. Chairman Jerry Prieto called the meeting at 6:00pm and we saluted the flag of the United States using the phrase Under God freely and...

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Kings River East GSA July 18, 2019

The Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency held its board meeting on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the City of Dinuba council chambers. The chambers are air cooled like an old time movie theater so it was a good place to be. I had to drop my cat off at the...

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Exchange Contractors July 12, 2019

The Exchange Contractors board of directors met at its headquarters in Los Banos on Friday, July 12, 2019. I had other distractions earlier in the morning and wasn’t able to arrive until 10:00 am. The Ex Con GSA was scheduled to begin at 8:30am with the regular board...

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McMullin Area GSA July 10, 2019

The McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency met on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Kerman at the School District’s Staff Development Center. Chairman Don Cameron called the meeting to order at 10:30am. Because the location and time is not the usual place at the...

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Kern Water Bank July 9, 2019

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its board of directors meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at its Bakersfield headquarters. It was one of those warm days in the Valley but not yet in the 100s. At the stroke of 3:00pm Chairman Bill Phillimore called the meeting to...

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Greater Kaweah GSA Board July 8, 2019

The Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency held its board meeting on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District offices in Farmersville. It’s been a while since I’ve attended a GKGSA meeting. The Kern Water Bank usually meets at...

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