NEWS WORTH NOTING: Now available: Groundwater Resource Hub; Final programmatic EIR for Delta Plan Amendments now online

Now available: Groundwater Resource Hub

From the Nature Conservancy:

The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce the launch of the Groundwater Resource Hub, the go-to resource on Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems.

Please visit https://groundwaterresourcehub.org/ for information on GDEs and for tools that can help you save time and money as you develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans.  This website features:

  • The best available science in a straightforward format
  • Interactive animations that tell the story of GDEs and their relationship to groundwater
  • A step-by-step guidance document to efficiently identify and consider GDEs under SGMA
  • Identification of all SGMA provisions related to GDEs
  • Case studies providing real-world examples of processes, tools and techniques related to GDEs and sustainable groundwater management
  • A library of links to additional papers, articles and reference materials related to GDEs and sustainable groundwater management

 

In the next few weeks, the Hub will be updated with:

  1. A statewide mapping tool to identify vegetative indicators of GDEs in your local area. The Hub currently provides a sample map from Ventura County
  2. A rooting depth database for common groundwater dependent plants to help identify thresholds necessary to sustain GDEs.

For more information, contact:  Gregg Werner  gwerner@tnc.org  (530) 941-4877

Final programmatic EIR for Delta Plan Amendments now online

From the Delta Stewardship Council:

The final PEIR for Delta Plan Amendments is now available online.

The amendments under consideration are the Delta Levee Investment and Risk Reduction Strategy; Delta Conveyance, Storage, and the Operations of Both; and Performance Measures.

The Council will consider the certfication of the Delta Plan PEIR and adoption of the Delta Plan Amendments at its April Council Meeting, April 26-27, 2018.

To access the final PEIR for Delta Plan Amendments, please click here.

 

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