Deal on Stanislaus River fish could aid Lake Tulloch

A tentative agreement on Stanislaus River flows could shore up irrigation supplies and keep Lake Tulloch from emptying this summer. The deal calls for regulators to relax the springtime flow requirements aimed at getting young salmon to the Pacific Ocean. The saved water could help the Oakdale and South San Joaquin irrigation districts.


Oakdale chamber hears water concerns at luncheon

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce held its 42nd annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday. Guest speaker Valerie Kincaid urged support for increased water storage, more efficient use of current supplies and regional cooperation on water needs.


Symbiosis festival coming back to Woodward

The Symbiosis Gathering will return to Woodward Reservoir near Oakdale in September as the arts and music festival marks its 10-year anniversary. Similar to the 2013 festival at Woodward regional park, it will feature music, large-scale art installations, entertainment, gourmet organic food, yoga, dance classes and more. But this year’s gathering also will feel like a reunion.

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