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Agreement will focus on water use

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benf | 04/23/14

Madera County and other public agencies within its boundaries soon will be meeting to establish a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) to oversee groundwater throughout the county.

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to join this effort. The cities of Chowchilla and Madera have so voted, as have the boards of the Madera Irrigation District, the Root Creek Irrigation District and the Gravelly Ford Irrigation District. The purpose of the JPA will be to exercise certain powers over the extraction and conservation of water usually retained by the individual agencies.

Effects of the drought are being felt, and it appears the situation will get worse before it gets better…


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