South Valley Water Association

The South Valley Water Association met at the Lower Tule River Irrigation District headquarters on Monday, February 18, 2019. It was a beautiful drive with snow on lower peaks of the Sierra Nevada where I’ve never seen snow before. The meeting started about 9:00am...

Kern Water Bank February 11, 2019

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its Monday, February 11, 2019 meeting at its Bakersfield headquarters. Chairman Bill Phillimore called the meeting a bit later as a couple of directors were late. I'm not telling who and it helped me because my computer loaded like a...

San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority February 7, 2019

The San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority held its Thursday, February 7, 2019 board of directors meeting at its Los Banos headquarters. For many years I’ve been telling you they meet in the old Miller & Lux building. For many years I’ve been wrong. I always...

Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District February 5, 2019

The Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District held its Tuesday, February 5, 2019 board of directors meeting at its Farmersville headquarters. Chairman Don Mills called the meeting to order at 9am. There was no public comment but General Manager Mark Larsen had a trash...

Alphabet Soup

A List of Water Related Acronyms - ALWRA   A AB – Assembly Bill ACE – Army Corps of Engineers ACWA – Association of California Water Agencies AEWSD or Arvin – Arvin Edison Water Storage District a/f – acre feet, some engineering resources use a-f   B BBID –...

Westlands Water District February 19, 2019

The Westlands Water District held its February 19, 2019 fandango or hoe down or whatever you’d like to call a series of committee meetings culminating with the board meeting in the afternoon. This report begins with the Water Policy Committee which met at WWD’s Fresno...

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Kern Water Bank February 11, 2019

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its Monday, February 11, 2019 meeting at its Bakersfield headquarters. Chairman Bill Phillimore called the meeting a bit later as a couple of directors were late. I'm not telling who and it helped me because my computer loaded like a...

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McMullen GSA Board February 6, 2019

The McMullin Area GSA board met on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Kerman Community Center in Kerman of all places. Before the board meeting the technical committee met. There was talk about the need for monitoring wells. Of course to get an accurate data set and...

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Alphabet Soup

A List of Water Related Acronyms - ALWRA   A AB – Assembly Bill ACE – Army Corps of Engineers ACWA – Association of California Water Agencies AEWSD or Arvin – Arvin Edison Water Storage District a/f – acre feet, some engineering resources use a-f   B BBID –...

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Exchange Contractors January 4, 2019

The Exchange Contractors board of directors met at its headquarters in Los Banos on Friday, January 4, 2019. It was cold and clear. There is rain proposed for next week, so that’s good. Chairman Jim O’Banion called the meeting at a civilized 9:00am with the flag...

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Merry Christmas 2018

This year I'm noticing a lot of talk and interest in the original St. Nicholas of Asia Minor. He was born circa 280 AD in what is now Turkey. He was a devote Christian under Roman rule. He is perhaps the most famous for helping three sisters from a poor family. Their...

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