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HomeMy WebLinkAboutResolution 04-056-CCBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Grant County, Washington RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF RESOLUTION No. 04- 05e -CC SUPPORT OF LINCOLN COUNTY JOINING THE COLUMBIA BASIN GROUND WATER MANAGEMENT AREA WHEREAS, the Columbia Basin Ground Water Management Area ("GWMA") was created by Adams, Franklin and Grant Counties ("Lead Agency") to provide a regional forum to address concerns about nitrate contamination of ground water; and WHEREAS, the Columbia Basin GWMA has developed important programs, projects and studies to improve management of water resources in the Columbia Basin; and WHEREAS, the Columbia Basin GWMA has retied on the input and involvement of local citizens to implement these programs, projects and studies; and WHEREAS, Columbia Basin GWMA has committed significant resources to improve and expand on the scientific knowledge of rock, soil and ground water that underlie the Columbia Basin; and WHEREAS, ground water is a regional resource, that often traverses political jurisdictions; and WHEREAS, Lincoln County is geologically a part of the Columbia Basin which includes the Odessa Sub -Aquifer; and WHEREAS, the depletion of the Odessa Sub-Aquiter has serious ramifications for water users in Lincoln County and throughout the Columbia Basin, and WHEREAS, Columbia Basin GWMA can provide critical resources to assist Lincoln County in addressing ground water issues including the depletion of the Odessa Sub -Aquifer; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Board of County Commissioners of Grant County agree, hereby, to petition to allow Lincoln County to join the Lead Agency of the Columbia Basin GWMA. DATED this _ day of April, 2004. Yea Nay Abstain TTEST: R( ´┐ŻAW Clerk ot the Boar BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSI( GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON Deborah ay Moore,ems