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Reservoirs filling as deluge predicted to continue

Asparagus growers worry muddy fields will hinder harvest

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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:00 am

The steady rains that have fallen recently in San Joaquin County are beneficial for area reservoirs and most farmers, but asparagus growers are worried too much rain could make harvesting difficult in muddy fields.

California has teetered between deluge and drought the past several years. This El Niño year, like the previous one in 2005, is shaping up to be generous with rain and snowfall. Locally, Lodi is receiving more precipitation in recent months than it has since 2005. Clear skies are expected today, but more showers are expected Friday and through the weekend.

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  • posted at 4:09 pm on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.


    The contract for the pipe installed under Lower Sacramento Road was part of a County project, bid by the County. The work had to be done so the new road would not have to be torn up in a year or so. Imagine that, two government agencies working together to save tax payer money. Good Planing.

  • posted at 6:38 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.


    Lodi should be dredging the bottom of Lodi Lake to rid it of the bird and goosecrap, among others, or the lake will be closed again a good part of this summer due to more high bacteria levels. The triathlon scheduled there this summer will have to wear full skin diving regalia to even wade in the water. What's going to happen when Lodi starts pulling that Woodbridge drinking water into Lodi Lake for you Lodians to drink? Why do you think they've started chlorinating the weels that provide drinking water to Lodi already? It is not going to stop because this is just the beginning of the now required chlorination process which will be required to double when the new water treatment plant is in service. They want you to get used to the taste of chlorine now. This would be a nice front page article for Jordan Quinn, who seems to be the most articulated and detailed writer, reporter the Sentinel has. That is, if the powers to be would allow it. Maybe even some details how the contractor was awarded the project to install the underground infrastructure on LowerSac off Turner six or so months back.

  • posted at 4:05 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.


    Al Gore is a figment of his own imagination, and is nothing more that a talking head.

  • posted at 3:28 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.


    Jordan, very nice, informative article. Keep up the good work.

  • posted at 2:05 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.


    First they complain of so little rain fall, no they complain of too much rain fall!Mother nature gives us what she can when she can.I say Al Gore is to blame!No on has ever shown me a video clip of Al Gore explaining Global Warming to the Polar Bears of Alaska.

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