Nominations for Commission board and alternate seats are now open. Any grower who produces rice is eligible to serve in a district. Nomination forms must be postmarked by July 15, 2020. If you need another form, contact Tim Johnson at email@example.com or call 916-387-2264.
Here are the seats that are open for the current election cycle:
District 1: Butte County
District 2: Colusa County
District 3: Glenn and Tehama counties, and counties north thereof
District 4: Yuba and Sutter counties
District 5: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer and Yolo counties, and counties south thereof
Note: * the two open alternate seats in District 5 were filled at the June 10 Board meeting
Next week marks the continuation of public workshops by the Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) of Sutter Groundwater Subbasin in preparing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) in response to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
We start monitoring Lambda-cyhalothrin (Warrior, Lambda-cy, Silencer, etc.) in the water column plus sediment sampling this year. The sampling takes place at the drain sites we use for thiobencarb monitoring. This will be our first experience with compliance to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements. The TMDL is a forever monitoring program and we anticipate positive results leading to future modifications. We have never had an issue with our long history monitoring the pyrethroid insecticides. However, we have no ability to correlate the past results with the newer and much lower analytical methods.