A month ago, we offered the opinion that if the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District appointed the right successor to director Bryan Pilkington, it might make some progress.
This week, with new president Hugh Scanlon, the board cast a 4-0 vote to create a surface water reserve in Tracy Lake. This will reduce pumping from wells in the area.
New director Joe Valente abstained.
We're happy to have told 'em so, and wish the new water board more unanimous votes.