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...

North Kings GSA October 24, 2019

The North Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency held its board of directors meeting at Fresno Irrigation District headquarters in Fresno on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Before we get to the meeting report I have a question for you. Have you noticed truck drivers on...

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Westlands Water District October 15, 2019

The Westlands Water District held its board of directors meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at its Fresno headquarters. Chairman Don Peracchi opened the meeting at 1:00pm. He gets right down to business and there were no corrections or additions to the agenda, the...

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Exchange Contractors October 4, 2019

The Exchange Contractors board of directors met at its Los Banos headquarters on Friday, October 4, 2019. Chairman Jim O’Banion called the meeting at 9:00am. Right out the gate Water Master Adam Hoffman gave the water report saying this is the new water year. Releases...

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Kern Water Bank October 1, 2019

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its board of directors meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at its Bakersfield headquarters. This can often be an enjoyable meeting due in large part to the efficiency of the proceedings. I know a little about water, but I also know a...

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