NOTICE: Oil & Gas Groundwater Monitoring Update

From the State Water Resources Control Board:

The US Geological Survey (USGS) will be presenting summaries of recently published manuscripts for the State Water Board Oil and Gas Regional Groundwater Monitoring Program (RMP). Please see the agenda below for links to the manuscripts.


To observe the meeting, access the live webcast at our meeting and select the video link)

If you would like to ask questions or provide comments regarding the presentation, please complete the following instructions by 5pm Tuesday December 6th.  Questions submitted after this date may not be addressed.

  • Send an email to
  • In the subject line, indicate “Oil and Gas Groundwater Update Comment”
  • In the body of your email include the following:
    • Your name
    • Who you represent (i.e. self, another person, an organization)
    • Your concise question or comment

For technical support, send an email to with “Technical Support” as the subject line


If you require language interpretation or sign language services, please email a request at least 15 business days before the meeting.


California Water Code section 10783 (Senate Bill 4, Pavley, statutes of 2013) requires the State Water Board to implement a regional groundwater monitoring program. The program goal is to evaluate potential impacts from oilfield operations and characterize the risk to groundwater resources, while prioritizing areas to be monitored.  The U.S. Geological Survey is technical lead and will be presenting summaries on their recently published studies.

Oil and Gas Groundwater Monitoring Update Agenda_Dec2022
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