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Tulare Lake Basin DAC Water Study Stakeholder Meeting

In 2011, The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) awarded $2 million to the County of Tulare to develop a plan for regional water and wastewater solutions for Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) in the Tulare Lake Basin, including areas in Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties.  The final report, completed in August 2014, included recommendations addressing planning, infrastructure and other management actions for achieving sustainable community water solutions. The Stakeholder Oversight Advisory Committee (SOAC), which provided a key advisory role throughout the Study, created important opportunities for collaboration and information sharing among key stakeholders and served as a catalyst for several projects now moving forward.

Tulare County wants to continue to engage local stakeholders related to the water and wastewater needs of DACs in the Tulare Lake Basin study area, in order to take advantage of the accomplishments garnered through the TLB Study.  This stakeholder group will serve as an informal ad-hoc group to discuss current activities, progress, opportunities and action items for the implementation of the Study’s recommendations to address regional DAC water and wastewater issues. By bringing together key stakeholders, these meetings will allow for collaboration, information sharing and the implementation of best practices throughout the Tulare Lake Basin. The first meeting will be on Monday, October 26th. We hope to see you there! 

For more about the TLB DAC study visit the Tulare Lake Basin Water Alliance webpage

For more information contact the project team: Denise England, County of Tulare at (559) 636-5005; Jessi Snyder, Self-Help Enterprises at (559) 802-1693; Kristin Dobbin, Community Water Center at (550) 733-0219; Maija Madec, Provost & Pritchard at (559) 636-1166.

October 26, 2015 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tulare County Board Of Supervisors
2800 W Burrel Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
United States
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Kristin Dobbin · · 559-733-0219

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