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Rim Fire Update Expected at TID Meeting


On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will receive a new update on the massive Rim Fire's potential impacts on district operations.

The Rim Fire has burned roughly 25 percent of the TID watershed. About 12 percent of the watershed's soil has been severely burned.

As of the last report given, it was known that TID's Don Pedro Reservoir will receive more of the rain that falls in the watershed this year, with the badly burned soil unable to absorb the water. But that water could come quickly in flood-like conditions, and will likely be full of soot and other debris.

Dealing with the conditions will likely mean increased costs to the district.

On Tuesday, the TID Board of Directors is scheduled to:
• Hear regular weekly updates on electrical service, power generation, irrigation water availability, and the status of the irrigation season.
• Hear monthly reports on activities of the Water Resources Administration and the Electrical Engineering and Operations Administration.
• Consider withdrawing a request to include parcels into the Brindero Brothers Pump District.
• Call for a public hearing on the dissolution of the Inzana-Tomlinson Pipeline District. The hearing would be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 29.
• In closed session, discuss one case of anticipated litigation.
• In closed session, conduct a regularly scheduled performance evaluation of General Manager Casey Hashimoto.

The TID Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the board room of the TID Main Office Building, 333 E. Canal Dr.

Comments 2

  1. Curious says:

    I’m not sure I understand why the land after a fire with a layer of Charcoal can’t absorb the rainfall, can anybody explain that? I would think that after a run off of soot {top Layer}, the ground could absorb the rainfall as usual. It’s a minor point, but can have a impact of the pocketbook of TID rate payers, and that has my attention.

  2. Try This says:

    Guest (Curious)
    if you really want to know . . . . . google “fire hydrophobicity” or check below

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