News & Notes (5/12/14)

local@modbee.comMay 11, 2014 

WATER RECYCLING PLAN GETS A LOOK

A meeting Tuesday will explore the possible environmental effects of a plan to reuse treated wastewater from Modesto and Turlock on farmland and in wildlife refuges. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is hosting the meeting as part of its drafting of an impact report on the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program. The cities are planning to sell highly treated water from their sewage plants to the Del Puerto Water District, although the Turlock Irrigation District has expressed interest in part of the supply. The meeting will be from 3 to 7 p.m. in the city-county building at Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th Street, Modesto. Written comments can be sent by May 28 to Benjamin Lawrence, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N St., SCC-412, Fresno 93721. They can be sent via e-mail to blawrence@usbr.gov or faxed to (559) 487-5194. For more information, contact Lawrence at (559) 487-5039.

RIVERBANK BREAKFAST SUPPORTS HISTORIANS

The Riverbank Historical Society will hold its annual After Mothers Day Omelet Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. The cost is $7 for adults and teens, $3 for those 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the society’s museum, 3237 Santa Fe St., from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Society members also are selling them. More information is at (209) 838-3340.

TEMPERATURES WILL HEAD TOWARD 100

An updated forecast shows Modesto temperatures peaking at 99 degrees Thursday as a bit of summer intrudes on this mostly mild spring. The National Weather Service forecast calls for upper 80s today, followed by 90s for four days and a return to the 80s on the weekend. The Modesto Irrigation District recorted a high of 81 in the city Sunday, just off the historical average of 80. For more information on this week’s weather, go to www.modbee.com/weather.

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