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North San Joaquin Water Conservation District Chairman Bryan Pilkington target of criticism

He’s threatened with impeachment and investigator claims he mishandled hiring of a legal firm

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Bryan Pilkington

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 5:59 am, Sat May 7, 2011.

It was not a good water district meeting for Bryan Pilkington.

During Thursday's board session, he was threatened with impeachment. Then a private investigator railed at him for allegedly mishandling the hiring of a legal firm. A fellow board member lashed Pilkington for filing a motion that might deprive the district of its water right.

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  • Josh Morgan posted at 2:34 pm on Fri, May 6, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    It always fascinates me about people who demand transparency and openness and then end up being the biggest offenders.

  • roy bitz posted at 10:49 am on Fri, May 6, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    Good question Jeff.
    I have attended several of the NSJWCD meetings because this largely unused resource could have a significant and favorable impact on our ground water over draft problem.
    This district has rights to 20,000 acre feet of river water ( in wet years) but is only able to use about 3,000 acre feet--- the other 17,000 afa flows over the Woodbridge dam. The State has said "use it or lose it"!
    -- Lodi pumps about 17,000 acre feet of ground water every year---roughly the same amount of water the district is unable to use.
    --Lodi is building a water treatment plant to process 6,000 acre feet of river water annually while 17,000 afa ( in wet years) flows over the dam. This is crazy!
    --Rate payers within the city limits of Lodi will pay about $5 million a year (today's money) for this FORTY YEAR/ 6,000 afa water project--- about two hundred million dollars when is all said and done.
    This is crazy!

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:24 am on Fri, May 6, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    conflict...passion...anger... thats my guess... LNS makes money if they have more readers...

  • Jeff Woltkamp posted at 8:34 am on Fri, May 6, 2011.

    Jeff Woltkamp Posts: 11

    Am I the only one wondering why this small, disfunctional organization gets SO much press???



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