Kings River Water District September 19, 2019

The Kings River Water District held its board of directors meeting in Centerville on Thursday, September 19, 2019. The talk before the meeting was entertaining but the business discussion was the about the hemp market. The crop is labor intense and just how big the...

Buena Vista Water Storage District September 18, 2019

The Buena Vista Water Storage District held its board of directors meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at its Buttonwillow headquarters. It appears the heat may have broken for this summer. I say that optimistically every year about this time. Sometimes it gets...

Fresno Irrigation District September 17, 2019

The Fresno Irrigation District held its board of directors meeting at its Fresno headquarters on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Chairman Ryan Jacobsen called the meeting to order at 4:00pm and they all saluted the flag. I was a bit late and when I arrived Controller...

San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority Sept

The San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority held its Thursday, September 12, 2019 board meeting at its Los Banos headquarters. It’s harvest time so there were a lot of trucks on the road. The main road between Highway 99 and I-5 is State Route 152. SR 152 has cross...

Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District September 3, 2019

The Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District held its Monday, September 3, 2019 board of directors meeting at its Farmersville headquarters. Chairman Don Mills called the meeting at 9:00 am. There was no public comment and the consent calendar was passed. Water Master...

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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Rain in Louisiana

Starting in the early morning hours of June 6, 2019 the rain band over our home in Cecilia, Louisiana really cut loose. From about 4:00am until 8:00am or so it rained the equivalent of three inches per hour. Thank God we have decent drainage into the Bayou Teche which...

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Friant Water Authority May 23, 2019

The Friant Water Authority met at the World Ag Expo facility in Tulare on Thursday, May 23, 2019. It was cold, dark and wet. Not the usual weather conditions for this time of year. FWA Chairman Chris Tantau called the meeting to order at 9:10am. A little late because...

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