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ANOTHER SLEEPLESS NIGHT – “how can they continue to do this with impunity?” SO?……

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Mr. Vasquez, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRONEOUSLY ATTRIBUTING AND DOCUMENTING THE INCORRECT COUNTY VIOLATION LOCATIONS FOR THE INITIAL 2016  COMPLAINTS regarding WATER LICENSE 11395 PLACE OF USE RESTRICTIONS AS SUTTER AND STANISLAUS, RATHER THAN THE ACTUAL LOCATIONS OF MARIPOSA AND TUOLUMNE COUNTIES ON THE SWRCB WATER RIGHT COMPLAINT WEBPAGE?   Why has this incorrect information remained on the SWRCB website for over one year despite multiple complaints as to its falsehood, especially in light of the SWRCB acknowledgement that it is indeed incorrect?  (Why am I working much harder on this continuing example of public agency corruption than those with the authority to stop such betrayal of California citizens and their right to services under a California Special District?)

This incorrect information has remained on the SWRCB website for over one year despite multiple calls pointing out those ridiculous errors.     Surely the water rights division is aware the MERCED RIVER DOES NOT FLOW THROUGH SUTTER COUNTY AT ALL, MUCH LESS SUBSTANTIALLY THROUGH STANISLAUS COUNTY other than where it joins the San Joaquin River at the county line.   Why does such glaring misinformation remain on the SWRCB website ENCOURAGING A PUBLIC MISDIRECTION AS TO FACT?  Do you recall your answer to my question as to why the holder of WATER LICENSE 11395 (THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT)  had not even been contacted for information regarding the legitimate Place of Use for Merced River water under WL11395?   You indicated to me that the MID was essentially uninvolved regarding those continuing violations and your “INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH HAD ESSENTIALLY STOPPED AT SIMPLY LOGGING ON TO THE MID WEBSITE!  YOU ADVISED YOU COULD NOT FIND ANY INFORMATION ON THE LDPCSD SO YOU THEN APPARENTLY COMPLETELY ABANDONED ANY FURTHER ATTEMPTED CONTACT WITH THE MID UNTIL I FILED ANOTHER COMPLAINT THROUGH THE EPA PORTAL INCLUDING MID AND OTHER ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN THIS OUTRAGEOUS COVER UP OF THE FACTS REGARDING A DECADES OLD CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE EXISTING STATE WATER LAW.

THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT NOT INVOLVED?  Tell me Mr. Vasquez, were you successful in obtaining over 16 years of MANDATORY WATER LICENSE COMPLIANCE REPORTING FROM OUR LAKE DON PEDRO CSD TO THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT AS REQUIRED IN THE WATER AGREEMENT BETWEEN MID AND THE LDPCSD?   My public information requests for that information were never acknowledged much less fulfilled.  In fact, the first certified USPS request was lost between Sacramento and Merced.  Imagine that.  But then, even a hand written request later hand walked and submitted to that MID OFFICE was also ignored and the information never furnished.  Imagine, MID was unaware of the MANDATORY COMPLIANCE REPORTING IT HAD DEMANDED IN THE WATER AGREEMENT ALMOST TWO DECADES EARLIER WHEN SUBJECTED TO A STATE WATER AUDIT?  Oh Please.    So, Mr. Vasquez, did you ever obtain and study those 16 plus years of compliance reporting to MID or did you just accept the lame excuse that MID had no idea of what you “might have” requested “if interested” in the facts?

Why have my repeated requests to speak with a “violation interested” SWRCB investigator been ignored?   Especially when you (as the supervisor) curiously refused the common sense activity of immediately contacting the MID as the license holder for easily obtainable 11395 information?  Why am I forced to deal with those initially involved investigators  who  have repeatedly demonstrated an obvious lack of concern for not only my complaints but also  easily obtainable fact?   OVER THREE YEARS NOW!   Investigators who have gone to great lengths in excluding information as to those parties directly involved with decades of costly criminal conspiracy (fabricated government documents – including but not limited to changing the California Public Utilities Commission order permitting the transfer of facilities and assets of Sierra Highlands to the LDPCSD – “PLANTED IN LDPCSD office records” and used to deflect and placate legitimate customer questions through four decades of inappropriate LDPCSD activities),  Have you ever acknowledged the clear and continuing intentional deception of  PETER KAMPA’s FAKE WATER SERVICE BOUNDARY MAPS and documents used in continuing his over 20 years of criminal activity involving LAFCO ANNEXATIONS he personally (and wrongfully) surreptitiously orchestrated over 20 years ago outside the scope and performance of his assigned duties?)  Have you bothered to research and understand how this institutionalized SPECIAL DISTRICT FRAUD was initiated and continues to this day?  Actually violates the goals of a SPECIAL DISTRICT which are:  A limited service, to a designated group of customers, in a designated geographical area and provided for only the costs involved in delivering that service.  EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF A SPECIAL DISTRICT MUTATED INTO A SPECIAL BENEFIT WATER SERVICE TO THOSE NOT ENTITLED!  PLUS,  ALL ADDITIONAL COSTS PASSED ON TO THOSE LEGAL CUSTOMERS WHO ARE ENTITLLED TO MERCED RIVER WATER UNDER WL11395!  Now I must drink arsenic (and other contaminate treated groundwater) that is mixed with the quality Merced River water from Lake McClure just so those not entitled to water service can receive special benefit “blended water” for the same cost as legal users.  Gee, wonder how you and Feldhaus would react if this was done where you live and have invested your money in a home?

Do you understand what the subsidized special benefit water service actually is for these private land developers holding LAFCO ANNEXED LAND?  Do you appreciate what sort of CORRUPTED LAFCO ANNEXATION PROCESS permitted such unethical and deliberate activity against thousands of innocent property owners within the LAKE DON PEDRO RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION – which I hope you now appreciate is indeed the legitimate POU for Merced River water?  How thousands of MANDATORY LDPCSD CUSTOMERS have been forced for years to subsidize the profit margins of land developers who have NO RIGHTS TO SUBDIVISION WATER UNDER 11395 yet demand our water to develop competing subdivisions?  Imagine, not only are these legal owners within the POU APPROVED SUBDIVISION victimized by having the most precious asset to their property ownership stolen from their subdivision, but they pay for the ever increasing and continuing theft!   (And your most recent attempted investigation closure is again setting these already victimized owners up for a 50% permanent water restriction for perpetuity just so your ERRONEOUS INFORMATION APPEARS CORRECT ON THE SURFACE!

Property owners in the subdivision have paid much more for their water service during the last four decades due to this continuing corruption the SWRCB WATER RIGHTS DIVISION HAS ONCE AGAIN CLEARLY ATTEMPTED TO COVER UP!  Why are you doing this?  What is your motivation for not conducting a legitimate, much less, COMMON SENSE investigation?

Yes, a highly unethical program of subsidized GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION TO MAINTAIN WATER LICENSE COMPLIANCE (which ACTIVELY CIRCUMVENTS WL11395 POU RESTRICTIONS THROUGH ILLEGAL USE OF GOVERNMENT GRANTS CLEARLY OBTAINED THROUGH MISREPRESENTATION OF THE LDPCSD’S LEGITIMATE WATER SERVICE BOUNDARIES and THEN MISAPPROPRIATED TO DEVELOP GROUNDWATER WELLS FOR LICENSE COMPLAINCE AND FURTHER EXPANSION OF A SPECIAL BENEFIT WATER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE POU BOUNDARY TO THOUSANDS OF OTHER OUTSIDE POU PROPERTIES).   SO here we are once again with you and your SWRCB cohorts attempting to quickly close an already corrupted investigation designed to provide immunity to those criminally responsible for this three year and counting miserable excuse for a state investigation.    Why are you and Mr. Feldhaus attempting to protect the very individuals responsible for this criminal activity?  How long have you two known Mr. Kampa?   Why have you consistently failed to conduct a reasonable investigation?  Why conceal clear facts regarding this outrageous and criminal betrayal of thousands of legal customers by their SPECIAL DISTRICT water company which was orchestrated by a 20 year and highly influential CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICT BOARD DIRECTOR who has used the CSDA and its member affiliates to perpetuate this continuing criminal enterprise?      Come to think of it, what exactly is the nature of the relationship between you “SWRCB water professionals” and Peter Kampa?  (ie, how long have you, Mr. Feldhaus, and others involved actually been acquainted with Peter Kampa and his CSDA operatives committed to such a continuing fraud and abuse of public resources?       Contacting you directly only produces adequate results when others are also notified of this continuing failure to protect innocent citizens from this continuing unresolved fraud.   Failure to provide an honest investigation and due process under the law in response to clear criminal activity spanning decades is unacceptable.  Surely the EPA can just “turn off” unwanted complaints just like you turned off the offered FAX NUMBER FOR MY COMPLAINT INFORMATION!   This is not over by a long shot.   All involved in this continuing misrepresentation of fact should be held accountable for failure to perform legitimate government assigned duties.  Other than the excellent and professional initial investigation leading to the NOV, everything since has been a classic example of A COVER UP OF FACT AND ATTEMPT TO QUIETLY EXCULPATE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR INTENTIONAL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.    

Sincerely, (with  over three years of disgust and frustration regarding your unethical, run-around, “wordsmithing” deceptions),  Lew Richardson  

PS, FYI, I don’t believe I actually attempted to contact Mr. Feldhaus again but rather, mistakenly referenced his name instead of yours in my rush to send another complaint as quickly as possible before the next LDPCSD meeting and subsequent action on falsehoods  – Actually it is quite easy to confuse your names considering the similar character and quality of work demonstrated thus far.  You sir, and your willing accomplices, (undoubtedly there are government employees who have also been “hoodwinked” regarding the facts and are innocent in this continuing fraud) are perfect examples of what is wrong (and needs to be cleaned up) within current California government.  I don’t know what you are attempting to achieve, but it certainly smacks discrimination against a particular class of citizens and a far cry from any reasonable concept of justice.  Yup, not over by a long shot!    

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YUP. NEVER SAY NEVER (as in today’s example)

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I will never attend another Lake Don Pedro CSD Board of Directors Meeting. Even though I only listened to the Board and Staff Pledge THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, read the below Public Comment blah, blah, blah and returned home.


(Lew Richardson, customer for almost 30 years)

Unfortunately, there appears to be no change in the SPECIAL INTEREST DIRECTION this CSD and our new GM are headed.   A GM whose water industry employment background has been unilaterally designated as CONFIDENTIAL and restricted from public review by Board President Danny Johnson.  This related issue could indicate a less than above board continuing relationship between former GM Kampa, the Merced Irrigation District, and those special interests outside the legal Place of Use for Merced River water demanding continued, and expanded, extremely expensive subsidized groundwater substitution paid for by the legal owners – while the board considers raising our rates and fees?

This board has for years refused to answer legitimate questions posed by the public regarding this continuing SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION deception, so I will ask an important question and provide the obvious answer our Board refuses to acknowledge:

Why has the most important STATE WATER BOARD REPORT OF INVESTIGATION – complete with “THE FINAL ANSWER TO THE OFFICIAL WATER LICENSE POU MAP – (which was the stated goal of Kampa’s $35,000 digital mapping project)  — NOT IN TODAY’S AGENDA PACKET?

Because once again, an ABSOLUTELY FALSE STATEMENT IS BEING “PLANTED INTO THE OFFICIAL RECORD FOR WATER LICENSE 11395” in an effort to continue subsidized special benefit groundwater substitution for land developers outside the water license place of use of the subdivision.   BUT HOW one might ask?




  The only time those wells provided 100% of the community’s water was during the emergency drought when, under threat of a $500 fine, customers voluntarily reduced their water consumption by 50%, with many experiencing substantial  financial landscaping loss in addition to great inconvenience and unnecessary frustration.  This should not be our new norm for water use.


Why is this patently false statement, contained in the ACTUAL REPORT OF INVESTIGATION LETTER, with two exhibit maps, not provided in the agenda packet with the cover letter addressed to a GM that is no longer employed by the LDPCSD? 

BECAUSE this community is unequivocally being set up for not only FURTHER OUTSIDE MIDPOU SPECIAL BENEFIT WATER SERVICE FOR THOSE LAND OWNERS NOT ENTITLED TO LICENSED WATER, but more importantly – THIS REPORT ESSENTIALLY ESTABLISHES AN ERRONEOUS BASELINE OF A PERMANENT 50% WATER REDUCTION FOR OVER 3,100 LEGAL LDPOA SUBDIVISION PROPERTIES for the sole intent of providing extremely expensive special benefit water service to those property owners clearly outside the legal place of use for Merced River Water. 


Hey viewers! Why else do you think the maps and other very important information contained in that Report of Investigation was not in the agenda packet for the public to review? (Thinking cap time! lol)

My best to you and yours, Lew

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I was blah, blah, blahing about some of the spectacular “sand form designs” captured and illustrated on several Google Earth images I downloaded while researching a prospective Nevada “Plan B Final Home” site. (My current “California Final Home” designation is under serious reconsideration.) I sent Leanne the digital images so we could view and discuss them one at a time over the telephone.

I was FULL SPEED rattling on about how the meandering arms reminded me of the Humboldt River itself and how it twists and turns cutting a 300 mile journey across Nevada (NE to SW) before disappearing into the Earth at the Humboldt Sink outside Lovelock, Nevada. (Longest river within one state). Blah, blah, blah……like the Mississippi River when…….blah blah blah, Can you imagine living in an area where…..blah blah blah…..

When Leanne was able to squeeze in a comment she said, “reminds me of a Squid”.

Strange how appreciating her excellent observation affected me. Although continuing to talk about the property images and possibilities, from the moment the word “Squid” left her mouth and was received by my ears – some automated switch activated a biological process deep within the recesses of my grey static matter. Instantly connections and associations between a Squid and the desert were being formed, organized and arranged as lyrics.

Thank you Leanne! Just think….Desert Squid is now excellent shorthand in locating a specific area during a telephonic property search discussion, you know? Like…..”Yeah, see where the canal turns south and meets the “cork screw” road? Go 1/2 a mile due east and then north 1 mile – there appear to be a number of Desert Squid dancing in the NE quarter of section 9 – LOL

Yup, perfectly descriptive of what we were viewing on those satellite images but now I can’t get that desert animal out of my mind!

My best to you and yours, Lew

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Guess what emails I found this morning? Only took a little over three years for the State of California to officially acknowledge the obvious legal WL11395 Place of Use boundary for Merced River water in the Lake Don Pedro area?

A boundary intentionally misrepresented by former GM Pete Kampa for many years due to his own special interests dealing with LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission) ANNEXATIONS to the Lake Don Pedro CSD he personally set up in the mid 1990s! Wow.

Maybe it didn’t really take that long to confirm the fact Pete Kampa had provided false information to the State of California on multiple occassions?

Perhaps the SWRCB was simply dragging out this almost “internally closed investigation” while waiting for PETER KAMPA to parasitically attach himself to another special district host? Certainly it shouldn’t take too long to find another base of operations for his KAMPAGANDA MANAGEMENT STYLE, after all, good ‘ol Pete has been a CSDA (California Special District Association) director for approximately 20- years and actually trains others on how to operate and manage special districts. Surely such an impressive background would assist greatly with any special district employment opportunity.

Kampa gets hired by GROVELAND CSD up the hill this May/June and PRESTO! – the long awaited State response arrives late June! lol What a coincidence yeah?

This most recent report by Feldhaus (the then “3 month new state employee” who was prepared to close the investigation based on further false information provided by then GM Kampa – Remember the resolution Kampa had prepared for the meeting to proceed with his special benefit services outside the WL11395 POU because the SWRCB had accepted his “INTERPRETATION” of the POU? Good Heavens.),

Remember my blah, blah, blah on that almost closure by Feldhaus and Kampa? My how time flies yeah? It was only a year ago….(dreamy type music and fade to old post:)

anyway, this report by Feldhaus starts out rather curiously as it was approved by a supervisor on June 26, 2019 yet the date heading was left blank. No biggie.

Yup, finally the state response addressed to Peter Kampa, General Manager Lake Don Pedro Community Services District on June 27th, 2019 – but Pete has moved on to a more lucrative position leaving LDPCSD customers with the expense of his and the board’s deceptions regarding the actual motive for developing those extremely expensive groundwater wells. – FURTHER EXPANSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES THAT WERE CLEARLY OUTSIDE THE LEGAL WATER USE BOUNDARY OF THE SUBDIVISION AND GOLF COURSE – ALL WITH PUBLIC FUNDS.

So here’s the SWRCB conclusion of the matter while far more serious criminal aspects to this water license scam have apparently evaded long overdue investigations, much less, prosecution.







Nope, incorrect. While it maybe true the wells provided water to the community it certainly was not the actual water demand being met as all customers were under a fine imposed drought water restriction which constituted a 50% reduction in water use for that time period.



(Notice the statement is true when applied to outside place of use customers only – but not all customers and normal water demand!)

Just one example of questionable statements.

Feldhaus 1/5
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Feldhaus 5/5

This is absolutely disgusting on a number of levels, but I have spent my entire day printing, scanning, downloading and uploading these pages so you folks can take a look at this mess. Suffice it to say, this CSD, State and entire country is in serious trouble with people like Pete Kampa falsifying government documents and “interpreting law” for special interests.

You know, this is exactly the type of stuff that dramatically increases the cost of government services which is only passed on to innocent already victimized customers who continually pay more and receive less.

Thank you and Happy Fourth of JULY

To every American patriot

Others have a peaceful day

Enemies can just eat _ _ _ _ .

My best to you and yours, Lew

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