CCWD Warns of Drains on Tulloch Lake, February 24, 2015 by Peter J. Kampa, General Manager
Please take the time to review the attached CCWD Press Release on Tulloch Lake Level. This document contains very important information about extreme potential for additional strains on our already short water supply from Lake Tulloch. So how does this affect Saddle Creek, you might ask? If the lake level drops below the CCWD intake pumps, and they are forced to install temporary pumps and piping to reach into the remaining water; it is highly likely that any water we receive in the Copperopolis area would be extremely restricted, more than it was last summer, simply due to the cost and capability of such temporary water delivery systems.
There will be opportunities for involvement both at CCWD Board meetings, as well as at the meetings of the Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation Districts; all of which are open to the public. It is imperative that our community stay engaged in this matter and make sure our community interests in this water are not ignored for the sake of downstream water sales and environmental water needs.