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Posted by: News_Desk on 12/19/2016 04:13 PM Updated by: News_Desk on 12/19/2016 04:13 PM
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CCWD Board Discusses Groundwater, Water Conservation & Elects Officers

San Andreas,CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors voted unanimously to move forward with the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency at a Board meeting Wednesday December 14. This Board acted to maintain control of a roughly 70-square mile portion of Calaveras County that overlies part of the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Subbasin, which has been critically over-drafted since 1980. This GSA formation is part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), which was passed by the Legislature in 2015.


Also at Wednesday’s meeting, Division 5 Director Jeff Davidson (left) was unanimously elected as Board president and Division 1 Director Scott Ratterman (right) was elected as vice president. Board committee appointments will take place on January 11, 2017.

In other news, Rob Beller was recognized for 33 years of service as a meter reader for the District. Beller plans to retire on December 30 of this year. The Board thanked Beller for his committed service and presented him with an honorary resolution.

Division 4 Director Dennis Mills was also presented with an honorary resolution thanking him for his service to the District for the past two years. Mills was victorious is his bid for the Calaveras County District 4 supervisor seat, and he plans to resign from the CCWD Board in order to assume his seat as a supervisor in January 2017. On January 11, the CCWD Board of Directors will appoint a director to complete the remaining two years of Mills’ term. Seven candidates have applied.

The Engineering Department informed the Board that the construction of a water transmission main relocation project on Vista Del Lago Drive and Highway 26 had been completed at a cost of $207,671. This pipe had to be moved to make room for Caltrans to construct a new traffic signal at the intersection.

CCWD District Engineer, Charles Palmer, presented a year-end overview of CCWD’s Capital Improvement Program. See his presentation here.

The Board also heard an informational presentation about a draft proposal ordered by Gov. Brown that lays out a road map for major changes in water conservation policy throughout the state. Gov. Brown issued Executive Order B-37-16 in May of this year, and tasked five state agencies with drafting a report on implementing his executive order. That report, entitled “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life”, was released on November 30, 2016, and comments on the draft are due by December 19, 2016. Calaveras County Water District staff have identified several serious concerns with the draft proposal and the District is working with the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) to submit a comment letter outlining those concerns. The letter is expected to be signed by more than 100 water agencies across the state.

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Posted on: 2016-12-19 19:19:47   By: Anonymous
Terry, how was the harvest?

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    Posted on: 2016-12-19 19:28:34   By: Anonymous
    hmmmmm? One grower, one banner....that should lead to some interesting conversations.

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      Posted on: 2016-12-19 20:36:31   By: Anonymous
      Mills is incapable of anything interesting. Except for some historic finds from weeks prior in his stash maybe.

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      Posted on: 2016-12-20 07:46:42   By: Anonymous
      Maybe one more strange grower on the board to replace Mills?

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    Re:Flawed CCWD Board
    Posted on: 2016-12-20 08:05:20   By: Anonymous
    There is a serious flaw with the CCWD Board as one of the Director's has chosen to grow Cannabis. He attempted to conceal his two commercial gardens from the Board but got caught. . . Now, As you just read groundwater in western Calaveras is being over drafted, depleted -- Cannabis is not helping this situation at all -- it's a very thirsty plant! However with a Board member aligned with growers we can not expect our precious water to be protected for the residents. The concern is that policy will lean toward the Cannabis growers and in the end rate-payers will pay for this careless action. Dennis Mills is moving-on, his ethical presents will be missed in the decision making process going forward which puts rate-payers at risk!

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      Re: Re:Flawed CCWD Board
      Posted on: 2016-12-20 13:40:04   By: Anonymous
      If Terry raised cattle instead of pot would you also complain of a conflict of interest?

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        Re: Re:Flawed CCWD Board
        Posted on: 2016-12-21 07:01:15   By: Anonymous
        cows don't use that much water douchebag.

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    Posted on: 2016-12-20 10:51:37   By: Anonymous
    Bumper harvest with free water!

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      Posted on: 2016-12-20 15:27:41   By: Anonymous
      Looking at Terry's grows on satellite images (Google Earth. he has the grows just south-west of where Blue Mountain Rd and Rail Road Flat Rd cross in Wilseyville. Multiple sites stretching down into the river canyon.) I don't see one water tank as of 5/31/2016. Where did the water come from for this massive operation? Perhaps Terry should explain?

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        Posted on: 2016-12-20 16:14:11   By: Anonymous
        They were self-watering, silly.

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          Posted on: 2016-12-21 07:00:40   By: Anonymous
          People are Strange when youre a stranger. Faces get ugly when your alone.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-12-19 22:33:01   By: Anonymous
Nice tie.

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