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Citizen Input Sought on Groundwater

The Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) is seeking local citizens interested in the preservation of our precious resource, water.

Comprised of the City of Visalia, the City of Tulare and the Tulare Irrigation, the Mid-Kaweah  GSA values the public’s ideas and input, as they address the region’s groundwater and management of the precious resource and is seeking new members for the GSA Advisory Committee.

Formed in 2016, the GSA is responsible for developing and implementing a groundwater sustainability plan (GSP) to meet the sustainability goal of the basin to ensure that it is operated within its sustainable yield.

As the GSA moves forward, the Advisory Committee will continue to be actively engaged in the Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Mid-Kaweah region. The State’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires that the Agency develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan by January 31, 2020.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply, but they must be residents or associated with a business in the Mid-Kaweah area. Members representing the agricultural community, government agencies, environmental interests and disadvantaged communities are sought, as well as members at large.

All applications will be reviewed by the GSA Management Committee, previously submitted applications will also be reviewed, after which time recommendations for appointment will be made to the GSA Board.

Applications are available now from the City of Tulare at 411 E Kern Ave. Tulare, CA 93274 or online at www.tulare.ca.gov, from the Tulare Irrigation District at 6826 Avenue 240, Tulare, CA 93274 or online at www.tulareid.org, and from the City of Visalia at 220 N. Santa Fe St. Visalia, CA 93292 or online at www.visalia.city.

Applications are due by Friday, September 29th by 5 p.m. For questions, contact Michelle Nicholson, City of Visalia Chief Deputy City Clerk at (559) 713-4512 or michelle.nicholson@visalia.city

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