GSA seek­ing Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee mem­bers

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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 Mid­kaweah re­gion. The State’s Sus­tain­able Ground­wa­ter Man­age­ment Act (SGMA) re­quires that the Agency de­velop a Ground­wa­ter Sus­tain­abil­ity Plan by Jan. 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, or on­line at www. tu­lare.ca.gov, from the Tu­lare Ir­ri­ga­tion Dis­trict at 6826 Av­enue 240, Tu­lare, or on­line at www.tu­lareid. org, and from the City of Visalia at 220 N. Santa Fe St., Visalia, or on­line at www.visalia.city.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are due by 5 p.m. Fri­day, Sept. 29 by 5 p.m. For ques­tions, call Michelle Ni­chol­son, City of Visalia Chief Deputy City Clerk at 713-4512 or michelle.ni­chol­son@visalia.city.

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