INCORRECT INFORMATION SEEMS TO NEVER STOP REGARDING THIS SERIOUS SUBJECT WHICH HAS BEEN INTENTIONALLY IGNORED FOR OVER FORTY YEARS!
(Yes, over forty years when you consider the LDPCSD was formed in August 1980 yet changes to the service boundary had evidently already been made by LAFCos BEFORE the California Public Utilities Commission transferred the former Sierra Highlands Water Company facilities and assets to the new CSD in January 1981. WHERE IS THE ORIGINAL SERVICE MAP BASED ON THE SURVIVING METES AND BOUNDS FIELD SURVEY of 1980? LAFCO paid for this multi-page survey….where is the frigg’n map?)
The September 26, 2017 REPORT OF INVESTIGATION, contained in the NOTICE OF VIOLATION, by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Division of Water Rights, states on page one that it “received a complaint on February 22, 2016 via email against the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD).” Later it also states, “the complainant subsequently submitted CalEPA complaint 46350 on April 4, 2016.”
NOTE: The SWRCB Notice of Violation can be found in the LDPCSD October agenda packet between pages 29-38.
LINK TO PACKET BELOW
ADDITIONAL NOTE: The SWRCB color map contained in the LDPCSD agenda packet was also incorrectly preceded on page 37 with information regarding KAMPA’s $35,000 CAD mapping project which was ultimately used to once again intentionally misrepresent the legal PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER per water license 11395 held by the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT.
Considering there has been little information provided during our LDPCSD monthly board meetings by GM/Treasurer Pete Kampa regarding this MERCED RIVER WATER PLACE OF USE matter, I have been checking the SWRCB website (below) for months in hopes of locating additional information. Unfortunately I recently discovered that a complaint date and BOTH locations were apparently documented incorrectly on this website for some reason.
How could the counties of
MARIPOSA & TUOLUMNE
be confused with the counties of
STANISLAUS and SUTTER
concerning water rights of the
MERCED RIVER under WL11395?
The shear amount of incorrect information regarding Lake Don Pedro CSD water service OUTSIDE THE PERMITTED PLACE OF USE under WATER LICENSE 11395 certainly suggested an investigation was warranted and there is no doubt that the resulting September 2017 NOTICE OF VIOLATION was extremely helpful in dismissing decades of incorrect information provided to the public while intentional violations continued unchecked, however, when such important information as to WHERE THESE VIOLATIONS ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE IS ALSO APPARENTLY INCORRECTLY REPORTED BY THE INVESTIGATING AGENCY ON THEIR OWN WEBSITE, I cannot help but wonder ….
is something else being protected?
My best to you and yours, Lew
2016: General Water Rights Complaints
|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|