SGMA IMPLEMENTATION: Update on State Water Board activities

From the State Water Resources Control Board:

Unmanaged Area Identification Map

The State Water Board has developed an interactive Unmanaged Area Identification map that shows the location of unmanaged areas as of July 26, 2017.  The map is intended as a resource for extractors that may be located in unmanaged areas.

More information and access to the map is available at www.waterboards.ca.gov/gmp.

Groundwater Extraction Reports

The State Water Board is responsible for collecting and reviewing the extraction reports required by SGMA.  Any person that extracts groundwater from an unmanaged area, with the exception of small domestic well users, must file an extraction report with the State Water Board each year for extractions made during the previous water year.

Extraction reports for Water Year 2017 are due by December 15, 2017.

Groundwater Extraction Report Website

Groundwater extraction reports must be filed online through the State Water Board’s Groundwater Extraction Report website.  A draft version of the Groundwater Extraction Report website is available for testing purposes.  If you are interested in accessing the draft website and the electronic forms, click here.

Please note, any information submitted to the draft website before August 15th will be deleted.

Please send questions or comments on the draft website to groundwater_management@waterboards.ca.gov.

Groundwater Extraction Report Guidance

The State Water Board has developed guidance documents to assist with the reporting process.  The following draft documents are available for review:

 SGMA Update at State Water Board Meeting on August 15, 2017

The State Water Board and Department of Water Resources staff will present an informational item on SGMA implementation at the State Water Board’s August 15, 2017 meeting.  Topics will include Unmanaged Area status, extraction reporting, technical assistance and funding opportunities, and more.  The meeting agenda will be available during the first week of August at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/board_info/calendar/index.shtml#jul17.

State Water Board meetings begin at 9:30am at the CalEPA Headquarters Building (1001 I Street, Sacramento).  Meetings are also webcast at https://video.calepa.ca.gov/.

 

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