Speak up for water

Photo by Matti Johnson

The future of groundwater in Butte County is on the agenda throughout September. A group of farmers and ranchers has filed an application with the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for the creation of the Tuscan Water District. The controversial proposal for control of the management of water for roughly 100,000 county acres will be discussed at a handful of public meetings this month where the public can weigh in on a matter that could have long-range impacts on local water rights.

The Butte County Water Commission meets tomorrow (Sept. 1) at 1:30 p.m., at the Board of Supervisors chambers and online. Find link to a staff report here.

The Vina Groundwater Sustainability Agency board meeting happens Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m., in Chico City Council Chambers (411 Main Street). Zoom link at vinagsa.org.

And the Butte County Board of Supervisors will take up the issue Sept. 14, at 9 a.m., at 25 County Drive, Oroville, and via web stream. Visit county site for details.

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