There is a place for the odds and ends that don’t make it into the official reports and this is it. One of our writers has driven an estimated 750,000 miles to attend somewhere around 5,000 meetings. He doesn’t know much about water but he knows a lot about meetings and Highway 99. There’s no telling what will go through a person’s mind with all that alone time behind the wheel. Find out here.


House Concert for Water Saturday, September 29th, 2018

You're invited to the Sixth House Concert on Saturday, September 29th starting about 5:00pm. It’s an opportunity to say thank you to my friends and clients. This year we have Ron Thompson and Nick Isaak. Ron was bluesman John Lee Hooker’s band leader for several...

If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them

To an electric guitar enthusiast Myocastor coypus sounds a little like a failed attempt by Leo Fender to launch a new model in the vein of the Stratocaster or Telecaster. It’s actually the taxonomic name for a large, South American water rodent more commonly known as...

Director Woolf Resigns from Westlands Water District Aug 29, 2018

Here’s a letter Waterwrights.net received on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. We waited a day to get permission to reprint. Dear Westlands Board of Directors, Landowners and Growers, After six years of serving on your behalf as a Director on the Westlands Water District...

Letter to State Board on Unimpaired Delta Flows July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018 Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board State Water Resources Control Board 1001 I Street, 24th Floor P.O. Box 100 Sacramento, CA 95812-0100 Re: Bay-Delta Plan Amendments for Flow Objectives on Lower San Joaquin River Dear Chair Marcus and Members of the...

SGMA – What’s a Farmer to Do?

First printed in various Farm Bureau publications in the San Joaquin Valley Just when things are starting to get back to normal after the recent drought the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 has sucked all the oxygen out of the room. It’s common for...

If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them

To an electric guitar enthusiast Myocastor coypus sounds a little like a failed attempt by Leo Fender to launch a new model in the vein of the Stratocaster or Telecaster. It’s actually the taxonomic name for a large, South American water rodent more commonly known as...

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SGMA – What’s a Farmer to Do?

First printed in various Farm Bureau publications in the San Joaquin Valley Just when things are starting to get back to normal after the recent drought the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 has sucked all the oxygen out of the room. It’s common for...

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GTI Pros Make the Difference July 08, 2018

At Waterwrights.net we value our advertisers – of course – they keep us in business. But I am proud to have Gar Tootelian Inc. grace our site. I have long admired Karen Musson’s common sense opinions expressed on GTI editorial/commercials running on radio station KMJ...

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Funding Opportunities For Agricultural Equipment

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is made up of eight counties in California’s Central Valley: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin portion of Kern.  The District is a public health...

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Valley Farmers Tour Delta May 30, 2018

A Day on the Delta From the South Valley Water Association newsletter The South Valley Water Association organized a day-long tour of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for area growers to hear from delta and fish experts. What did they learn? Delta Facts 1,153 square...

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What Folks Are Saying About Waterwrights Reports

“When I need current data about what’s happening in California water, I open Don’s newsletters …. accurate and timely (plus a little humor in a ‘dry’ topic). Real data sorted by water district and topic – exactly what we need. No more searching all the districts’...

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