DOES A CATTLE STOCK WATERING POND ON A CSD WATER BOARD DIRECTOR’S RANCH SUDDENLY APPEAR IN AUGUST OF 1998?

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I have also asked questions about the PRIVATE WATER LINE that evidently runs from GRANITE SPRINGS ROAD (north of what appears to be a stock watering pond) across the entire ROSS Ranch that eventually serves two other ranches which are also outside the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE (MID POU).

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There have been a number of meter reports documenting “unaccounted for water” when the meter on Granite Springs read is greater than the sum of the two meters at the end of the line. A previous IGM stated it was because a compound meter was not installed on GRANITE SPRINGS.  HECK, it was over twenty years BEFORE EVEN A REGULAR METER WAS PLACED ON GRANITE SPRINGS WHERE THIS DIVERSION OF LDPCSD WATER OCCURS.

EMERY ROSS has stated the LDPCSD has no authority to inspect the water line, a water line which our DISTRICT ENGINEERS were not even aware until I asked questions. ROSS has also stated if he wanted to allow water to leak on his property it was of no concern to the LDPCSD because it was his water.         ROSS EMAIL RE LEAKS  

PETE KAMPA is a longtime good friend of EMERY ROSS (who immediately notified KAMPA of the CONFIDENTIAL RESIGNATION BY OUR FORMER GM SO KAMPA COULD BE THE ONLY APPLICANT FOR THE JOB!) and is apparently unconcerned about this undocumented water line and loss of water, much less that it has probably been loosing water for over twenty years somehow.  Since the Ross Ranch does not have a well, how does he fill that large pond in the Summer?

KAMPA is more concerned with providing water to other properties like the EMERY ROSS cattle ranch which are outside the legal service area under the water license which our LDPCSD pumps MERCED RIVER WATER from Lake McCLure.

How can something like this be ignored by the LDPCSD?  The County of Mariposa?  The  State Water Board?  But more importantly – the legally entitled Merced River Water users who pay the bills and are going to subsidize such lunacy for as long as they own property served by the LDPCSD?

Gosh, sure doesn’t sound right to me.   What about you?

AUGUST 17 1998 NO POND ON ROSS RANCH

AUGUST 17 1998 NO POND ON ROSS RANCH (Use the small round dark tree at the “Eight O’Clock Position” from the yellow pin to compare photos.)

 

August 28 1998 Stock Pond appearsAUGUST 28 1998: Eleven (11 days later) STOCK WATERING POND APPEARS (dark spot left of lower yellow push pin)

 

DEC 30 2005

DEC 30 2005: Approximately seven (7) years later.  Large light green area below yellow push pin.

Jan 18 2006

Jan 18 2006: Again, almost seven (7) years from when first observed.

Aug 4 2006

Aug 4 2006: About Eight (8) years later – large pale green pond below yellow push pin.

Jun 5 2009

Jun 5 2009:  Almost eleven (11) years now.  Green pond below yellow push pin.

Mar 25 2010

Mar 25 2010:  Almost tweleve (12) years. (Appears to be photo overlap)

May 30 2010

May 30 2010: Still approximately tweleve (12) years since first observed.

 

Jul 24 2011

Jul 24 2011: Almost thirteen (13) years.   Large green pond below yellow push pin

Jun 18 2013

Jun 18 2013: About fifteen (15) years since first observed in August 1998.

May 30 2014

May 30 2014: Approx sixteen (16) years.  This appears to be an infrared image.

Mar 31 2015

Mar 31 2015: Almost seventeen (17) years since a small puddle was observed August 28 1998.

Sure looks to me like a pond mysteriously appeared in the Summer of 1998 and has been growing steadily since.  Peculiar huh?

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My best to you and yours, Lew