CalSpA Sues Delta Exporters, eliminates transfer from Northern California, but another opens up!
Update July 10, 2014
A recent law suit by California Sports Fisherman Association scared away Glenn Colusa Irrigation District from transferring water to the Lindmore Irrigation District. Then the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractor Water Authority makes a deal with Lindmore Irrigation District for the transfer of 2,000 AF of water from their Millerton supply.
District staff sent out a request to landowners/growers back on June 12, 2014 for those interested in water at the $800-$1,000 AF range. The District received 1,850 AF of requests on time from about 80 entities. The District will only be able to deliver 80% of the requests. This occurs because staff estimates a loss of 550 AF to charge the lines (~280 AF), normal operational losses (~210 AF) and variances between our meters and the USBR/FWA meters (~70 AF).
The District will be running this water with a tentative start date of July 21, 2014 and ending October 15, 2014. All those who did not participate in this water purchase are not allowed to tamper with District meters/valves. All growers are expected to be mindful that this small amount of water is paying a substantial portion of this year's District costs. Taking water without authorization will result in severe penalties including the removal of your meter.
FINALLY, MY EDITORIAL
This water year is dry, no doubt about it. But it has been managed by the respective governments (State and Federal) with a priority for species (other than human) protection. To note, only 15% of the water running into the Delta was pumped for human consumption (Agriculture or Municipal Water), the other 85% of fresh water (sent to us by God), was sent back to the ocean by government agencies for the purpose of protecting Delta Smelt and Spring Run Chinook Salmon.
The count is official - less than 1% of allowed fish take occurred and this dogmatic application of "fish protection" ESA rules will eliminate thousands of jobs, destroy hundreds if not thousands of acres of permanent crops and weaken the farm economy in the Central Valley.
GOOD JOB CALIFORNIA VOTERS, CALIFORNIA SPORTS-FISHERMEN, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LIBERALS THAT HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE ABOUT HOW THEY GET THEIR FRIGGIN' FOOD.
HEY LIBERALS, SAVE A SALMON, EAT SILICON CHIPS THIS YEAR
I can not promise updates as I spend the vast majority of my time trying to get water into the District. but I will try to update when possible.
Next Board meeting is scheduled for August 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Distirct Office.