California Natural Resources Agency Open Data Portal
The CNRA Open Data Platform has been developed to provide access to important data to citizens, agencies, and interested stakeholders. The Open Data Portal publishes data collected by the state and is provided in a format that is easy to search, download, and combine with other datasets from other sources. Data and datasets found on the portal can also be used for the development of GSPs.
Popular datasets found in the portal include: continuous groundwater level measurements, well completion reports, periodic groundwater level measurements, and water quality data.
Technical Support Services to Aid GSP Development Available
Technical Support Services (TSS) are new comprehensive services being offered by DWR to support local planning and provide technical assistance for developing GSPs. These services can help with groundwater level monitoring, fill data gaps, and develop monitoring networks. Applications for services will be evaluated on a continuous basis and need to be submitted through the online application system.
For more information or help starting a FSS application, contact DWR’s regional office coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org .
FSS information can be found online under Programs >Groundwater Management > SGMA Groundwater Management > SGMA Facilitation & Technical Support Services
SGMA Materials Available in Spanish
Stakeholder outreach and engagement is a crucial element of GSA and GSP development and it is important to connect with a wide variety of communities throughout California. DWR recognizes that many local agencies have been engaging with Spanish-speaking communities and additional information about the implementation of SGMA is needed. Now available on our website are links to two SGMA brochures translated in Spanish:
In this biannual summary, DWR presents fall 2017 groundwater level data available in the DWR groundwater level database as of February 21, 2018, and includes a discussion of fall 2017 data coverage and groundwater level trends. The report shows that while groundwater levels rose due to the record setting precipitation of 2017, groundwater levels have not returned to pre-drought 2011 levels.
Previous estimates of groundwater overdraft in California suggested that California’s aquifers statewide were being overdrafted between 1 million acre-feet (maf) and 2 maf per year; based on the results of the DWR change in groundwater storage tool, the reduction in groundwater in storage within the reporting area of the Central Valley is estimated to be between 1.1 maf and 2.6 maf per year between spring 2005 and spring 2010.
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