Tulare Irrigation District broke ground new re-charge basin

TULARE, Calif. (KFSN) -- A groundbreaking in the South Valley starts a project that plans to help replenish groundwater.

The Tulare Irrigation District broke ground on their newest re-charge basin.

The basin is just northwest of Tulare right next to an existing basin. That basin is currently dry but the hope is that when the valley is not in a drought water can be collected here and it will recharge ground water. "We're all dependent on putting more water back down here than we take out, and of course, the last couple of years we've been taking out a lot more than gone's back in," said Paul Hendrix, The Tulare Irrigation District

The project will be 80 acres total and its expected to be completed by the end of next year.

A pipeline will bring water to the basin from a nearby canal.
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