Lodi Lake may remain dry an extra month until about May 1 if the Woodbridge Irrigation District receives approval from several water interests.
Lodi Lake is typically drained in November and refilled with Mokelumne River water about April 1 each year. But the Woodbridge district has requested a month's delay so that the contractor building the new Woodbridge Dam can construct a large portion of a new fish bypass during the spring, said Tim Gatschet, the dam's project manager for F&H Construction.
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