Eye On Modesto

Thoughts and observations about Modesto and Stanislaus County

Archive for the day “March 21, 2012”

The Second Edition of What’s on America’s Mind Wednesday at 7:00PM Pacific Time

Please take time to check out What’s on America’s Mind tonight at 7:00 PM.  We’ll be bringing you a small slice of the Modesto City Council meeting regarding MID’s potential water sales along with a general rate discussion, a conversation about what many are calling a better way for our children to learn, and of course an update on election issues all Americans,  especially women,  should be concerned about.

I want to thank everyone who listened in last week during the show and those who listened to the archive at a more convient time. Remember you can click on the chatroom and watch as a guest or you can get a sign-on of your choice from blogtalk with a valid email address.  It’s free and then you can join in chatroom discussions, ask realtime questions, or just say hi. You can always call in to the show and engage in the conversation.


Emerson Drake


Proposed transfer threatens River

A proposed transfer of 2 million gallons of water per day from the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is currently under negotiation. This water would come from the Tuolumne River. Since 2008, when the environmental impacts of the transfer were studied, water use and demand projections have decreased dramatically, raising questions about the need for additional diversions. In addition, because the SFPUC reportedly will only ask for the water every 3rd year, the true cost of the water will be a staggering $2,100 per acre foot! At a time when water rates are increasing substantially every year to pay for system upgrades, it makes little sense to invest in unneeded, and highly priced, water. To register your opinion with the SFPUC, click here.

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