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Lower Yakima Valley

Groundwater Management Area Proposed

Public Meeting Scheduled June 14




Contacts:        Don Gatchalian, Yakima County Public Services Assistant Director

(509) 574-2300

Lisa Freund, Administrative Supervisor & Public Information Officer

(509) 574-2300

YAKIMA, WA – In response to on-going concerns about nitrate contamination in Lower Yakima Valley groundwater, Yakima County is proposing to create a Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) to address nitrate contamination.

According to County officials, the proposed designation would include the Lower Yakima Valley from Union Gap to Benton City, minus the Yakama Reservation.

To learn more about the proposed GWMA, the public is invited to attend a meeting on June 14 hosted by Yakima County. Agency representatives will present information on the need for a GWMA in Yakima County and how a GWMA might function. The public will have an opportunity to share comments on the proposal at the meeting.

Public Meeting

The public and media are invited to attend the meeting scheduled for:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Denny Blaine Boardroom

Denny Blaine Bldg

810 E Custer Ave.

Sunnyside, WA

For more information, please call Yakima County Public Services at 509-574-2300.




Lisa H. Freund, Administrative Supervisor
Yakima County Public Services
128 N. 2nd St
Yakima, WA 98902
voice: 509.574.2300 FAX: 509.574.2301



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