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.


SGMA, Sustainability and Dairy Producers Dec 11, 2018

Geoff Vanden Heuvel from Milk Producers Council shared this video. Thanks to Geoff and Malcolm Media. https://youtu.be/5yCE3ldMIPc "California farmers continue to face disappointment after disappointment with economic and regulatory issues, but now is not the time to...

Disinfect Water Now NSF Certified November 19, 2018

Disinfect Water is excited to announce it is bringing a new cutting-edge disinfectant and sanitizer to the food industry in California. As the access to water decreases and the dangers for recalls increase, a new, easier, cost effective method for protecting food...

Eric Borba Wins Friant Chair December 14-18

In a hotly contested race Porterville Irrigation District Director Eric Borba won the Chairmanship of the Friant Water Authority this morning. Although the FWA nominating committee had proposed a slate for new officers shouts of "We want Borba" echoed through the...

Consolidated ID 218 Election Passes 74-26 Percent 11-13-18

After a few tries Consolidated Irrigation District announced it passed its latest 218 election. Votes were counted at the Kearney Agricultural Research Center near Parlier on Tuesday morning, November 13, 2018. Growers in CID approved the increased assessment rate to...

FSU Innovations in Ag Irrigation Showcase Friday Nov-16-18

The Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State will host its second annual Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the University Agricultural Laboratory located at Barstow & Chestnut...

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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Guest Editorial Pacheco Reservoir May 1, 2018

Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project May 1, 2018 Guest Editorial A 21st Century Solution Delivering Sustainable Benefits for All of Us Our communities are all impacted by severe water challenges. Five consecutive years of drought, followed by a near record wet year,...

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