TUESDAY 7/18/2017: [In answer to my previous question of whether that fire could actually reach this side of Lake McClure]
Having had a better opportunity to see the fire’s location (after yesterday’s LDPCSD meeting from a closer subdivision hilltop roadway), I would say it would be highly unlikely the fire could sweep around to this side of the Lake, however, I have learned to NEVER say NEVER!
15,000 acres and growing with only 5% containment and 300 structures threatened according to the 0600hrs news report on TV KCRA Channel 3 this morning. (One residence lost another damaged.) More firefighting resources will be coming from Sacramento today. A DC10 is being prepared for today’s Detwiller fire fighting efforts at McClellan AFB.
Here are some photos taken yesterday after the LDPCSD Monthly meeting where another EXPANSION IS STILL UNDER WAY.
That BEAUTIFUL AND FULL Lake McClure is between the subdivision and the Detwiller Fire (other side of Oak trees in the above photo). The probability of the fire making it over here is very slim, but again…..NEVER SAY NEVER – atmospheric transfer of embers by fire storm winds? Always a better proposition to, if nothing else, be aware of surroundings and prepared as possible for the “unthinkable”.
BEING AWARE IS THE KEY
Too bad directors on the LDPCSD Board do not recognize their continued “selling of our local public agency” [little by little] to a GM with a “for profit special district management company” who has personal and business motivations for such expansion.
(Perhaps with subtle “wink and nod approvals” by otherwise “legitimate government departments and agencies”? That sure would explain the apparent lack of interest and/or action by county and state officials. Is there a far greater water service expansion plan for the LDPCSD developing right under the smoke filled nostrils of MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS <MR WECs> of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision? Is that why LDPCSD Board Members only appear clueless as to what KAMPA is doing with their incremental, yet continuing, assistance in re-configuring our local public agency into a money making enterprise for KAMPA & KOMPANY and his land development buddies around the Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision?
However, IF SUCH A MASSIVE EXPANSION PLAN IS BEING CONSIDERED IN THE BACKGROUND OUTSIDE PUBLIC VIEW BY THE MAJOR PLAYERS INVOLVED – where does the BROWN OPEN MEETING ACT figure in all this? Is it only used against the legal victim customers?)
Kampa had quietly set up some of these “LAFCo property annexed expansions” for district water service over twenty years ago! He was returned to the LDPCSD in October 2014 to use his experience, expertise and “political connections” acquired in the last twenty years to continue expansion of that special benefit GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION water service to land developers OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER under WL11395. All the while utilizing grant funds INTENDED TO ASSIST EXISTING CUSTOMERS DURING A SEVERE EMERGENCY DROUGHT!
By chance – any of you viewers out there ever hear of such a diabolical plan?
ANYTHING VALUABLE REQUIRES PROTECTION!
(And quality MERCED RIVER WATER from Yosemite National Park is truly valuable in this drought prone region where only water is required to make the difference between abundant dry foothill cattle grazing land and millions of dollars in speculative real estate development.)
My best to you and yours, Lew