Monday, August 26, 2013 1:11 pm
The North San Joaquin Water Conservation District board will hear an update on the Tracy Lake groundwater recharge project and discuss the county Groundwater Banking Authority’s proposed recharge project at tonight’s board of directors meeting.
Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:00 am
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is merely a legal stepping stone in the environmental and ecological process leading to the confirmation of the Twin Tunnel Peripheral Canal. Unlike 41 years ago, we won’t get to vote down this water grab.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am
San Joaquin County has a groundwater ordinance that precludes the export of water out of this county.
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.
Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00 am
It's official, and it's not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record.
Friday, October 12, 2012 1:29 pm
Republican Bill Berryhill faces Democrat Cathleen Galgiani in the 5th State Senate District.
Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:00 am
A recent Record (AP) article, "Drought a boon for fix-it firms," addressed the serious problem of lack of water causing serious settling or "subsidence" damage to many homes. The article was from St. Louis, Mo., but could just as well been from Morada and San Joaquin County.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:00 am
In 1993, then-President Bill Clinton established the Council on Sustainable Development. The council's goal was to stabilize the United States' population through prudent family planning and promoting a greater understanding between consumption and environmental degradation. Environmentalists refer to the relationship between humans and available resources as the ecological footprint — the more people, the larger the footprint.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:00 am
A recent conversation with some neighbors brought up the question, "Why should Morada care about a peripheral canal one way or another?"
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi officials spent Tuesday morning learning about water and soil extraction wells that the city installed to deal with groundwater contamination. The council toured the two wells and treatment facility in the alley between Church, Pine, Oak and Pleasant streets as part of the meeting.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:00 am
Taking advantage of what looks to be a dry year, the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District agreed to take extra time to consider several budget items instead of rushing their decisions.
Friday, January 20, 2012 12:00 am
Joe Petersen, the new president of the North San Joaquin Water
Conservation District, has a big job ahead of him.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 2:34 pm
Parents of students at one Galt elementary school have been
notified for the second time this school year that levels of
arsenic were found in the city's water supply, but officials insist
it is safe to drink.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 12:00 am
For board members of the North San Joaquin Water Conservation
District, the next 30 days will feature a firestorm of tasks and
meetings. Although the board did not adopt a budget or determine
any avenues for generating revenue at Monday’s meeting, directors
did agree to hold meetings more often and will look to work with
private investors to use more surface water. In comparison to most
district sessions, Monday’s meeting was a subdued and didn’t
contain multiple outbursts and heated exchanges.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:00 am
An evaluation of the area's groundwater more than five years in
the making shows high concentrations of arsenic in 9 percent
northern San Joaquin Valley's groundwater.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 12:00 am
Measure C failed and our leaders don't understand why. It isn't
hard to figure why, if you attended any of the public meetings and
listened to and watched both sides.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:00 am
We are being asked by the local water agency to vote for a tax
which, in part, underwrites a repeat and unproved experiment which
takes water from the Mokelumne River to pour it on the ground in
the faint hope that the aquifer will sustain a boost.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 12:00 am
Remember the 2007 water tax? It cost the North San Joaquin Water
Conservation District $100,000 in legal fees — bad attorney. It was
defeated thanks to Bryan Pilkington and Howard Jarvis.
Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:00 am
The right of the residents, farmers and businesses in
northeastern San Joaquin County, including the city of Lodi, to be
proactive in the conservation of our limited groundwater was
drastically curtailed in 2008 with the passage of Measure V.
Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District trustees will host a series of town
hall meetings regarding budget issues as part of an effort to
maintain open lines of communication with the community they
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:00 am
At Cecil Reese's home near Ham Lane and Turner Road, he was
clearly on a mission as he paced around his yard and showcased his
downspouts, each one an opportunity for rainwater collection.
A downspout in Cecil Reese's backyard is ready to be connected to ABS pipe that leads to his front yard. Reese wants a dry well dug in his front yard that will collect rain water and store it in the aquifer. (Jordan Guinn/News-Sentinel)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 10:00 pm
Mark Twain is credited with saying, "Whiskey is for drinking and
water is for fighting over." Nowhere does that phrase seem more
relevant than in California.
Friday, August 28, 2009 10:00 pm
Morada overlies the eastern corner of the Northeastern San
Joaquin Groundwater Basin and also sits atop a diminishing
critically overdrafted aquifer (cone of depression) that is
broadening as we speak.
Friday, July 3, 2009 10:00 pm
A June 29 letter asks people within the North San Joaquin Water
Conservation District to oppose sending water to the city of
Stockton. The letter by NSJWCD Board member Bryan Pilkington is