New Melones Reservoir - projected to "go dry" sometime in August due to the ongoing California drought - is prompting the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board Tuesday to formally adopt mandatory water emergency rules.
Owners of homes to the southwest of Sierra High - and along the Airport Way corridor - may think they have no skin in the game when it comes to the $168 million levee upgrades even though they are in the 200-year flood-plain.
The City of Ripon has no way of knowing how much water is actually being used by the interactive water feature at Mistlin Park, or by the pair of water fountains that grace the city's entrance on the east side of Highway 99.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder fired Scott Brooks on Wednesday, parting ways with a former NBA coach of the year who led the team to three conference finals in four years only to falter this season as his players were hit hard by injuries.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has a plan to free up 73,000 acre feet of water that could be used to grow food in the southern valley, send water through municipal faucets, and help provide critical flows to fish or improve the quality of river water.