The new Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency is recruiting volunteers to serve on an advisory committee.
The agency’s role is to manage the region’s groundwater levels, water recharge and storage facilities, while the advisory committee will help shape the required groundwater sustainability plan due by Jan. 31, 2020.
“That may seem years away, but the time to act is now,” said Visalia City Manager Mike Olmos. “We need the public’s ideas and input.”
In March, Visalia, Tulare and the Tulare Irrigation District agreed to form the Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency.
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Applications are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 11. The advisory committee will consist of seven to 11 members.
Those chosen 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 needed, as well as members at large.
Applications are available from the city of Tulare, 411 E Kern Ave., or online at www.tulare.ca.gov; Tulare Irrigation District, 6826 Avenue 240, Tulare or online at www.tulareid.org; and the city of Visalia, 220 N. Santa Fe St., or online at www.visalia.city.