Strange. Three months now.
An 18 month detailed STATE WATER BOARD investigation ended with an excellent report (actually a September 28, 2017 NOTICE OF VIOLATION regarding Water Rights issued to the LDPCSD/PETE KAMPA) whose information finally set the record straight as to some of the outrageous disinformation this community has been fed for decades by real estate and land development special interests.
These “for profit” interests were focused on SELLING LAND “with the understanding” our independent nonprofit special district community services district would provide water service FAR BEYOND THE PERMITTED PLACE OF USE per Water License 11395 under which the LDPCSD had operated since 1980 LAFCO formation.
However, as illuminating and detailed as that NOV may have been, crucial information has been consistently misreported on the state website for three months now. Why?
CAUTION: FURTHER SPITBALLING IN PROGRESS! lol
The assigned investigator (and presumed author) for that Notice of Violation is no longer in that department. Is there any possibility that some “informal punishment” was carried out for a job well done in ACTUALLY REPORTING THE TRUTH about this festering decades old fraud against the innocent and victim MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision?
Don’t laugh too quickly at the query because such things happen to good people all the time when a subordinate employee upholds their personal integrity and work ethic over that of the politically motivated desires of “tainted supervisors” who simply want to maintain the STATUS QUO – you know? “Don’t rock a controversial boat”!
WE NOW RETURN TO THE TRADITIONAL SPITBALLING ALREADY IN PROGRESS – lol
Water Right Violations of WL11395 had occurred in both the counties TUOLUMNE and MARIPOSA yet this fact is still incorrectly being reported (Determination) as STANISLAUS COUNTY and SUTTER COUNTY. (BELOW CHART, Merced River entries on lines 5 and 9)
“Yes, Grasshopper you are correct ” – the Merced River does not flow through the County of SUTTER and one might reasonably believe the State Water Board would certainly know better”.
What the hell is going on here?
Why conceal such obvious fact?
Wrongfully protecting something else?
How can truth be what is lacked?
COULD IT BE ?????: The millions of dollars in applied for and provided state and federal grants for water issues to two counties with active WATER RIGHT VIOLATIONS perpetrated by a CSD GM/Treasurer with a 20 year documented HISTORY OF MISREPRESENTATION concerning the authorized POU for Merced River water in the Lake Don Pedro area?
Are grant funded counties technically required to be “in good standing with water law” in order to receive such water related public funds?
How can this current GM/Treasurer and his acquiescing “bobble headed yes-nodding Board of Directors since 2014” be permitted to arrogantly disregard such a clear and easily understandable restriction:
MERCED RIVER WATER SERVICE IS LIMITED TO THE Lake Don Pedro subdivision and golf course area per WL11395?
Then there’s that related water issue of how PETE KAMPA and “his board” planned to circumvent the POU service restriction by greatly increasing the amount of “Alternate source water” available with extremely expensive groundwater wells developed with local, state and federal public funds to even further expand an existing subsidized GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for all LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES. Annexed properties that KAMPA himself assisted in bringing into the district some 20 years earlier when first employed by the LDPCSD between 1994-1997.
What a mess!
Yet a mess with a direct and clear paper trail to Pete Kampa and his co-conspirators who intentionally violate rules.
Did you know PETE KAMPA has also been a very active director in the very powerful CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION (CSDA) for approximately 20 years and even recently received a GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY AWARD from that “not for profit major lobbyist organization” for his work at the LDPCSD? Oh, you did huh? Imagine that.
Something sure seems contradictory with even a cursory examination of the facts.
Below chart obtained from:
(Don’t forget to scroll down and select “2016” for that year’s complaints to view the partial chart below.)
|1/20/2016||Middle Paddy Creek||San Joaquin||Unauthorized Diversion, Other||Active|
|1/25/2016||Susan River||Lassen||Unauthorized Diversion, Other||Determination Made|
|1/26/2016||NA – groundwater||Trinity||Other||Active|
|2/9/2016||Unnamed stream tributary to San Vicente Creek||San Diego||Unauthorized Diversion, Other||Determination Made|
|2/16/2016||Merced River||Stanislaus||Unauthorized Diversion||Determination Made|
|2/16/2016||Salinas River||San Luis Obispo||Unauthorized Diversion||Active|
|3/3/2016||Clear Creek||Butte||Unauthorized Diversion, Waste or Unreasonable Use, Impact to Public Trust||Active|
|3/14/2016||Atascadero Creek||San Luis Obispo||Unauthorized Diversion, Waste or Unreasonable Use||Active|
|4/4/2016||Merced River||Sutter||Violation of Term||Determination Made|
Without question it is a damn shame so many people purchased land 20 +/- years ago in Lake Don Pedro who were encouraged to believe “cheap water service” would be provided by the LDPCSD in the future regardless if outside the legal service area of the water license under which it had always operated.
Seems every player in this “wrongful water service nightmare conspiracy” receives a definable benefit, except for the one who actually receives an ever increasing perpetual financial liability for as long as they own their Lake Don Pedro subdivision property-
My best to you and yours, Lew