The 12-member Blue Ribbon Committee for the Rehabilitation of Clear Lake, created by Assembly Bill 707 (Aguiar-Curry, Ch. 842, Statutes of 2017) includes representatives from tribes, Lake County, UC Davis and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. It also includes four members appointed by Lake County with expertise in agriculture, economics, environment and public water supplies.
The Committee has been given the important charge of making recommendations for rehabilitating Clear Lake, which is critical to Lake County’s economy, ecosystem, and heritage. The expertise of these committee members will be invaluable to restoring this precious resource.
Creation of the committee is part of the State of California’ ongoing investments in Clear Lake, which include a $2 million multi-year scientific research contract with UC Davis, $5 million in voter-approved bonds from Proposition 68, and a recent $15 million bond-funded investment to aid in the Middle Creek Restoration project.