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* “Meeting Notes” is a new feature focused on Kern County water districts, funded through a grant from the James B. McClatchy Foundation. Please consider supporting SJV Water to continue this important coverage. Meeting: Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa board of directors Date: January 10, 2024 Agenda and Packet: CLICK HERE Major topic: Updates on Kern Subbasin  Background:…
  * “Meeting Notes” is a new feature focused on Kern County water districts, funded through a grant from the James B. McClatchy Foundation. Please consider supporting SJV Water to continue this important coverage. Meeting: Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa board of directors Date: Dec. 13, 2023 Agenda and Packet: CLICK HERE Major topic: Carryover and Recharge Activities…
* “Meeting Notes” is a new feature focused on Kern County water districts, paid for by a grant from the James B. McClatchy Foundation. Please consider supporting SJV Water so we can continue this important coverage. Meeting: Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District board of directors. Date: Nov. 8, 2023 Agenda and board packet: CLICK HERE…
A new groundwater fee intended to create “financial equity” between farmers who pay for imported water and those who don’t has stirred anger and concerns about land valuation in the Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District. The new “groundwater service charge” was approved Wednesday by  the Wheeler Ridge board of directors. While this particular issue only…
California’s two prolonged droughts – along with greater surface and groundwater restrictions  – are pitting farmer against farmer in some parts of the San Joaquin Valley. In the Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District farmers who rely on groundwater only are being asked to pay a share of costs for other farmers who contract for surface…
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