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The Chronicles of the Hydraulic Brotherhood Lloyd G. Carter, former UPI and Fresno Bee reporter, has been writing about California water issues for more than 35 years. He is President of the California Save Our Streams Council. He is also a board member of the Underground Gardens Conservancy and host of a monthly radio show on KFCF, 88.1 FM in Fresno. This is his personal blog site and contains archives of his news career as well as current articles, radio commentaries, and random thoughts.
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Radio show today, November 9, 2017

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:05

​Dear website visitors,

​    My monthly radio show airs today, November 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. on KFCF, 88.1 FM or live streaming at www.kfcf.org.  My guest today is water treatment expert Lisa Farman who is searching for an economical method to remove selenium from waste water.  She is also an expert on selenium removal, which is causing problems for western San Joaquin Valley farming.  Tune in.

​   Lloyd

 

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Radio Show Thursday Sept.14

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:02

Dear Website visitors,  my monthly radio show on KFCF, 88.1 FM in Fresno airs this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at 1 p.m..  My guest will be author Jill Jonnes who has written a new book "Urban Forests" about the history of trees in American cities and how important they are.  Very informative.  If you are not in the KFCF listening area (San Joaquin Valley) you can listen live streaming at www.kfcf.org.

 

Lloyd

 

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Bureau of Reclamation faulted for funding Westlands lobbyist

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:09

 An Interior Department agency responsible for managing water in the western United States improperly provided millions of dollars in subsidies to contractors in California, according to an inspector general's report, including to a major water district once represented by a lobbyist who is now Interior’s second highest-ranking official. 

The Bureau of Reclamation, the Interior Department's top watchdog concluded, didn't fully disclose to Congress and others the $84 million cost of its Bay Delta Conservation Plan in California. It also said the bureau couldn't provide paperwork for why the water contractors didn't have to pay back $50 million in federal funding. 

Though mentioned only once in the report, the Westlands Water District was part of the inspector general's analysis. That district, made up of more than 1,000 square miles of California farmland, was once represented by David Bernhardt, now the Interior Department's deputy secretary.  READ MORE »

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RADIO SHOW TODAY

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:01

Website visitors,

 My monthly radio show will be held TODAY at 1 p.m. at KFCF radio, 88.1 FM and will focus on the proposed Temperance Flat Dam on the San Joaquin River upstream from Friant dam.  My guests include Ron Goode of the Mono Indian Tribe, geologist Shannon Lodge and Shannon's mother, Anita Lodge.  Their family has been living in the Temperance Flat area for five generations. If you are out of radio range, the show streams live at kfcf.org.

 

Lloyd

 

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