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Helix Water says goodbye to two longtime directors

The Helix Water District said goodbye last week to two members who collectively served a total of 28 years on the governing board.

Chuck Muse, in Division 3, and John Linden, in Division 1, were defeated in the November election for three open seats. Incumbent Joel Scalzitti ran unopposed for his seat in Division 5.

Mark Gracyk beat out Muse, 83, who was elected to the board in 2004. Luis Tejeda beat out Linden, 82, who was elected in 2000. Helix district General Manager Carlos Lugo thanked the longtime directors their leadership at the Dec. 7 meeting.

VIDEO: Folsom Lake, Other Reservoirs See Increased Water Levels

After the recent rainy weather, several reservoirs are seeing increased water levels. Folsom Lake has increased by nearly 10 feet since Saturday.

Will The Wet Start To The Rainy Season Put Dent In California’s Drought?

October was wet, November dry. And December? The soft but steady rains this weekend were enough to push the Sacramento region to 155 percent of normal precipitation for the season. And there’s more to come. After a break between storms, wet weather is expected to return Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. The wet system should linger over the region through Thursday, dropping two to three inches of rain in Sacramento and five to eight inches of rain and snow in the Sierra.