NEW: Draft Basin Boundary Modifications Public Meeting Video Available Online
The video recording of the December 11, 2018, Draft Basin Boundary Modifications Public Meeting is now available on the Department of Water Resources website. To view the video, click here.
REMINDER Public Comment on Draft Basin Boundary Modifications Open through January 4
Draft Basin Boundary Modifications were released in November and public comment is open through January 4, 2019. All public comments received throughout the process will be reviewed and evaluated before Final Basin Boundary Modifications results are announced in February 2019. To submit public comments, click here.
Public comments on Draft Basin Boundary Modifications can also be provided at the following public meeting.
REMINDER: Final Prioritization for Un-Modified Basins to Be Released
Final Basin Prioritization for basins not affected by Basin Boundary Modifications is expected in early January 2019. Draft Basin Prioritization for modified basins is expected in late February 2019, with final Basin Prioritization in May 2019. The 2018 SGMA Basin Prioritization Timeline has been updated to reflect this.
REMINDER: Alternatives Update
SGMO continues to prioritize review of Alternatives to Groundwater Sustainability Plans. DWR expects to release assessments for each of the submitted Alternatives during the first quarter of 2019. If you have any questions or comments, please email Craig Altare at Craig.Altare@water.ca.gov.
REMINDER: Submit Your GSP Initial Notification
Groundwater sustainability agencies (GSA) are required to notify DWR, in writing, prior to initiating development of a groundwater sustainability plan (GSP). GSAs must submit all applicable GSP initial notification information to DWR using the SGMA Portal – GSP Initial Notification System. The SGMA Portal – GSP Initial Notification System also allows edits to be made to a previously submitted Initial Notification, including the ability to withdraw a submittal.
Also, remember, “If the geographic area to be covered by the plan includes a public water system regulated by the Public Utilities Commission, the groundwater sustainability agency shall provide the written statement to the commission.” See Water Code § 10727.8.
DWR has designated Basin Points of Contact to assist local agencies and GSAs as GSPs are developed and implemented and to assist with applications for Technical Support Services and Facilitation Support Services.
To determine your basin point of contact, please see the following links that provide maps and contact information: