In the wake of our State’s historic drought, it is imperative that the region’s groundwater and how we’ll continue to manage this precious resource is addressed.
The City of Visalia has joined with the City of Tulare and the Tulare Irrigation District (TID) to form the Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA). This GSA will manage groundwater levels, water recharge and storage facilities for public utilities and residential and commercial water consumers within boundaries. The GSA’s Advisory Committee will be instrumental in the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Mid-Kaweah region.
The Mid-Kaweah GSA is seeking citizens who are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee and application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 1st at 5 p.m.
The GSA is seeking individuals who are residents or associated with a business in the Mid-Kaweah area and who want to get involved in how our community utilizes and preserves our water resources. Applicants representing the agricultural community, government agencies, environmental interests and disadvantaged communities are sought. Members at large are also sought, and no previous experience is necessary. The Advisory Committee will consist of seven to 11 members.
Applications are available now from the City of Tulare at www.tulare.ca.gov, from the Tulare Irrigation District at www.tulareid.org, and from the City of Visalia on our Committees and Commissions Mid-Kaweah GSA page.
Look for our post on the Mid-Kaweah GSA on the City of Visalia Facebook page for easy sharing.
For questions, contact Michelle Nicholson, City of Visalia Chief Deputy City Clerk at (559) 713-4512 or at Michelle.Nicholson@visalia.city.