The dirt isn’t moving just yet, but the real work on the Temperance Flat Dam and Reservoir is now underway. With the recent signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority and the Bureau of Reclamation, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is now meeting on a regular basis to prepare the necessary application for the Proposition 1 Water Bond Funding. Critical work has to go into this effort including determining all of the different components in the application package (i.e. dam project, groundwater recharge, ecosystem restoration, etc.). The Association has a seat at the table with the Association’s President/CEO Roger Isom appointed to the TAC. The TAC, which meets monthly, is chaired by Chris White, General Manager of the Central California Irrigation District, and the Vice Chair is Julia Berry, Director of Water and Natural Resources for Madera County. The TAC is charged with assisting the Authority in meeting its mandate to solicit grants from the Water Bond or similar state and federal programs or funds. The TAC will also provide ongoing guidance and expertise on the disbursement and expenditure of these funds.