Yosemite marks 125th with youth gathering

About 300 students, from preschool to college — many from Yosemite National Park’s gateway communities — gathered at the Yosemite Falls viewing area on Tuesday to start the park’s 125th anniversary celebration, which is themed, “Youth of Today: Park Stewards of Tomorrow.”


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.


MID farmers will pay more for water

Modesto-area farmers will pay more for Tuolumne River water this year, Modesto Irrigation District leaders decided Tuesday, and the board additionally revived water-transfer programs to help farmers cope with drought and this season’s historic low deliveries of only 16 inches of water per acre.


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