Turlock Irrigation District wants to continue releasing more water out of the Don Pedro Reservoir sending it down the Tuolumne River and into the San Joaquin River past the fragile levees protecting rural south Manteca and the Lathrop levees that are now experiencing seepage.
The staff that helped the late Alan Thomas run the Manteca Golf Course play and driving ranges will be in place through at least June 30 while municipal staff works on a game plan with several options for the City Council to consider for future operations.
Congressman Jeff Denham - who has helped local agencies get the federal government to look at fish predation on the Stanislaus River instead of just releasing more and more water - is now vowing to do what he can to ease perennial flooding concerns south of Manteca along the San Joaquin River.
A levee along a waterway that the State of California has jurisdiction is being breached. Who do you call for help while you scramble like the mythical Little Dutch Boy who plugged a hole in the dike with his finger until the cavalry arrived?