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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 10:00 pm

San Joaquin County can handle the past two years of below-average rainfall, but if we have another dry winter, there could be trouble, county officials told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

"This is going to be a 'watch' winter for us," Deputy Public Works Director Steve Winkler told the board. "The sky hasn't fallen just yet, but we're one winter away."

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  • posted at 7:24 am on Wed, Sep 17, 2008.


    there is no drought in lodi. just drive around town mainly on the westside and see all of the water pouring down the gutters and sidewalks. everything is green on the west side of town. but if you drive under the underpass on kettleman the plants are dead and weeds are there. i don't see any water meters?

  • posted at 4:35 am on Wed, Sep 17, 2008.


    It would have been useful if LNS also included information in the article as to the position the Department of Water Resources has taken on this issue as well as the future/current actions planned by officials in Lodi and Stockton (as far as water rationing and other programs).

  • posted at 4:30 am on Wed, Sep 17, 2008.


    LNS where the heck have you been all this time? California IS in a drought, one is not "en route". LOL. Here, let me give you a website so you can update your staff on current information:http://www.water.ca.gov/ (look to the center of the page on the right side where it says "2008 Drought Update" and click on the link.

  • posted at 2:41 am on Wed, Sep 17, 2008.


    Drought? No way! Everday we read articles about local water being sold to outlying cities, including those in the Bay area. I would assume that if our local water guardians knew there was a drought on its way that they would manage the current supply the local citizens in mind.



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