Mr. De Groot, a co-founder and partner in 4Creeks, is a professional civil engineer in the Central Valley of California. For more than fifteen years he has leveraged his skills to assist both private and public entities with land development, public works projects, water resources engineering, and agriculture engineering. 4Creeks works with over 200 existing dairies in the San Joaquin Valley, assisting them with environmental regulatory compliance, CEQA permitting, building permitting, and expansions/remodels.
Mr. DeGroot’s roles also include working with many public water agencies within the southern Central Valley as the district engineer, the assistant watermaster for the Tule River managing surface water rights diversions, Technical Lead for the Tule Subbasin implementing the state’s irrigated lands regulatory programs, Technical Lead for the Tule River Basin implementing the states Integrated Regional Water Management Program, and most recently assisting many Groundwater Sustainability Agency’s to implement the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act regulations. Mr. De Groot is a native to the San Joaquin Valley, having grown up and currently living on an existing dairy farm just outside the City of Tulare.