Mr. De Groot, a co-founder and partner in 4Creeks, is a professional civil engineer in the Central Valley of California. For more than thirteen 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. 4-Creeks works with over 200 dairies in the San Joaquin Valley, assisting them with regulatory compliance, CEQA permitting, building permitting, and expansions/remodels.
Mr. DeGroot’s roles include working with many public water agencies within the southern central valley as the assistant watermaster managing surface water diversions, Technical Lead for the state’s irrigated lands regulatory programs, the states Integrated Regional Water Management Program, and most recently the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act regulations. Mr. De Groot is a native to the San Joaquin Valley, having grown up on an existing dairy farm just outside the City of Tulare.