Friday, July 12, 2013 12:00 am
It’s a dry year. There was barely four inches of rain from January to June. It’s also the second year that the San Joaquin Water Conservation District has no water to sell, despite its written promise of 20,000 acre-feet of water each year. That leaves the district with virtually no way to bring in money.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00 am
Water lapping dangerously close to motorists driving along the back side of Lodi Lake. A boat launch partially under water, and the base of trees now submerged. Jeff Hood, director of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department, is concerned these and other city assets are being affected by unusually high water.
Friday, April 26, 2013 12:00 am
A good water year for the East Bay Municipal Utility District does not always translate to a good water year for the local districts relying on their flows to serve customers.
Friday, April 19, 2013 12:00 am
After serving for 10 years on the Woodbridge Irrigation District's board of directors, Avery McQueen has completed his final meeting representing District 2.
Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am
How do you clean a massive fish screen that is larger than two school buses parked end to end? You can't use Comet, Lysol or steel wool pads.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 12:00 am
The North San Joaquin Water Conservation District is looking to sell Mokelumne River water to the city of Lodi with the help of the Woodbridge Irrigation District. If the deal goes through, it could be a big boost for North San Joaquin, which has struggled with operational and political turmoil in recent years.
Friday, November 9, 2012 12:00 am
Three individuals, a church and a water district were honored Thursday night with the Woodbridge Excellence Awards for 2012.
The Woodbridge Municipal Advisory Council issued certificates to Mary Fuhs, Benjamin Deckert, Spencer Dayton, Woodbridge Irrigation District and First Missionary Baptist Church of Woodbridge.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:00 am
Cannon Michael is a folk hero across California's agriculture heartland, where these days the price of scrap metal influences a farmer's bottom line as much that of the fine pima cotton he grows.
Friday, October 12, 2012 12:00 am
If current tests go well, the city of Lodi could be sending water from the new water treatment plant to household taps as soon as November.
The Woodbridge Irrigation District informed its board of directors that the city will use 1,000 acre-feet of water between now and late February to simultaneously run tests on pipes, filters and systems, and start up plant operations.
This is the first time WID has provided water to the city of Lodi, secretary Andy Christensen said at the board of directors meeting on Thursday. The water will be pulled at a low flow rate of 5 cubic feet per second.
Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:00 am
It’s been hot and dry in Lodi for many weeks now. Time to worry about a drought? Not yet, say water watchers in the area.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 am
Despite early year predictions of a water shortage, Woodbridge Irrigation District has confirmed there is enough water in Pardee Dam for its customers to irrigate normally this season.
Monday, June 25, 2012 12:00 am
There was a celebration of words on Sunday, but it was quiet.
District manager Andy Christensen poses for a photograph in front of the new Woodbridge Irrigation District office on Monday, May 14, 2012. The new building brings in touches of history along with room to expand into the future.
The new Woodbridge Irrigation District, seen here in this photograph taken MMonday, May 14, 2012, office is located on the bank of the Mokelumne River about 100 feet upstream of the Woodbridge Dam. District manager Andy Christensen said it was important to district staff that the new office be intertwined with the physical operations of the district.
Friday, June 1, 2012 12:00 am
An imposing brick building encircled by black fencing has been growing on Lower Sacramento Road in Woodbridge. It's the new office for the Woodbridge Irrigation District. District staff are still unpacking and sweeping up the last of the construction dust, but the project is complete.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:00 am
Growers within the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District will be turning to groundwater pumps, since the district will not be permitted to draw from the Mokelumne River this year.
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:00 am
Can an irrigation district's headquarters be a tourist attraction? Directors of the Woodbridge Irrigation District think so.
Friday, April 20, 2012 12:00 am
A narrow parcel of land sitting between Harney Lane and Eight Mile Road represents the border between the Woodbridge Irrigation District and the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District. But the border itself is a little blurry because the districts currently overlap.
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00 am
While the lack of rain has made for some beautiful winter
weather, the region is desperate for some moisture.
About 95 percent of Central Valley rainfall hits between October
and March. January marks the middle of the rainy season with only
5.64 inches of rain in the Mokelumne River Basin to show for it,
making it the second driest year on record, according to a
hydrology report prepared by East Bay Municipal Utility
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:00 am
Local growers will receive $40,000 in refund checks from the
Woodbridge Irrigation District for conserving water. The district
issued the checks as part of their 2011 flood and furrow metering
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:00 am
Directors of special districts in the Lodi area receive
generally modest compensation, but the amount can vary quite a bit
from district to district, according to a News-Sentinel survey.
Rural communities outside Lodi and Galt are too small to have a
city government, so many have fire, water and other districts with
an elected board of directors.
A number of these board members serve on a completely voluntary
basis for what is known in government lingo as "special districts."
Others receive a small stipend or mileage. Directors at two local
districts receive supplemental health insurance.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:53 pm
Here is the list of Independence School graduates for 2011:
Friday, May 13, 2011 12:00 am
Ed Lucchesi is not only a director of the Woodbridge Irrigation
District; he's also a customer who will be filing a claim for
financial damages against the organization.
Friday, April 8, 2011 12:00 am
The Woodbridge Irrigation District approved the purchase of
nearly 13 acres of land on West Turner Road at a board meeting
Thursday morning. The property, formerly home to Mainland Nursery,
has been vacant for several years after the nursery went bankrupt,
said Andy Christensen, general manager for WID in a phone call
after the meeting. Mainland Nursery still operates a location on