Water Stories


Stories from the community on the ongoing effort to keep our water local.


Nick Blom, MID Board President

MID Board President and Farmer Nick Blom shares why he's passionate about the Tuolumne River Management Plan and how it will impact our community and future generations.


Mani Grewal, Modesto City Council

A longtime advocate for water in the community and Modesto City Council Member, Mani Grewal, explains how water affects our economy and the surrounding areas.


Paul and Jake Wenger, Local Farmers

Paul and Jake Wenger are local farmers and concerned citizens who understand how the lack of available water could potentially impact the farming community and the counties ability to provide public services.


Andrea Fuller, FISHBIO

Andrea Fuller has spent her career monitoring fish locally and throughout the world. As a fish biologist, a local resident, and a concerned citizen, she offers unique insight to how water and fish coexist. In this video, she shares how and why local science play a key role in understanding the Tuolumne River Management Plan.


Congressman Jeff Denham

California Congressman Jeff Denham talks about water issues facing Northern and Central California, including Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts' Don Pedro Project relicensing process. The Don Pedro Project is required to go through a comprehensive relicensing process every 50 years.


John Devine, HDR

John Devine, Senior Vice President with HDR explains the Don Pedro FERC relicensing process and how proper science plays a key roll in the process.


Noah Hume, Still Water Sciences

Aquatic biologist Noah Hume highlights the work that is being done on the Tuolumne River to strike a balance between a healthy environment for the fish and a reliable water supply for our region.


New stories coming each month.