Don Pedro’s importance on display as interests stake claims to Tuolumne water

Outlet: The Modesto Bee

November 10, 2012

MODESTO — Competing interests in Tuolumne River water came into focus Friday as farmers, city officials and environmentalists staked claims to precious but finite flows. The lively discussion veered into topics that might not be directly related, such as groundwater pumping and irrigation districts charging more for electricity to keep farmers’ irrigation bills low.