Water management area meeting today

SUNNYSIDE -- A new ground water management area is proposed to address nitrate contamination from Benton City to Union Gap.

Yakima County plans a meeting to discuss plans at 5:30 p.m. today at the Sunnyside School District's Denny Blaine Building, 810 E. Custer Ave., Sunnyside.

County officials will discuss the need for a ground water management area and how it might function. The public will have a chance to comment.