SGMA IMPLEMENTATION: Sharing Groundwater: A Robust Framework and Implementation Roadmap for Sustainable Groundwater Management in California

“If you focus with pride in building the best water allocation system you possibly can have, rather than saying SGMA is a problem, you’ll see it as the smartest thing you ever got into,” says Mike Young Undoubtedly for some, the specter of the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is a fearsome and expensive thing, fraught with difficulties […]

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Sustainable Groundwater Management Program News for June 28

From the Department of Water Resources, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Formation The June 30, 2017, statutory deadline for GSA formation is this Friday. Local agencies will be submitting new GSA formation notifications, withdrawing and re-submitting coordinated GSA formation efforts, and resolving existing overlap by re-submitting GSA boundary shapefiles through June 30th. Per Water Code Section 10723.8(b), […]

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PANEL: The groundwater-surface water nexus & the State Water Resources Control Board

The passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act enacted a program for statewide management of groundwater, defining new roles for state agencies, including the State Water Resources Control Board.  In March of 2017, McGeorge School of Law held a symposium in honor the 50th anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board explored the topic of “Integrating Water Quality & […]

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DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Program News

From the Department of Water Resources: Facilitation Support Service Survey DWR provided facilitation support services through professional facilitators to help local agencies address pivotal issues in GSA formation. The goal of the Facilitation Support Service is to assist local agencies in reaching broad agreement on potentially contentious issues associated with revising groundwater boundaries, establishing new governance structures, and planning for […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Draft Proposal Solicitation Package for Groundwater Sustainability Plans and Projects

DWR to hold Three Public Meetings on Draft Grant Proposal Solicitation Package From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced the release of its 2017 Draft Proposal Solicitation Package for Groundwater Sustainability Plans and Projects. The grant program is funded by Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond overwhelmingly approved by California voters in […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act implementation update

DWR update provides an overview of GSA formation to date and a preview of new tools to aid GSAs in developing their groundwater sustainability plans At the April meeting of the California Water Commission, Trevor Joseph and Steven Springhorn with the Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management program gave a high-level overview of how groundwater sustainability agency formation is […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Implications of SGMA implementation: Growers’ perspectives

How will sustainable groundwater management play out on the ground?  Will land be fallowed?  Can yields be somehow increased to make up for lost production? Panel of growers give their perspectives The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act requires the creation of local agencies to develop and implement plans to manage their groundwater basins sustainably within 20 years.  Sustainable groundwater management is […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Implementing SGMA – How Are We Getting There?

Panel presentations highlight how the Sacramento Valley, Madera County, Monterey County, and Ventura County are working to establish Groundwater Sustainability Agencies The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), passed in the fall of 2014, established a new structure for managing California’s groundwater resources at a local level.  The legislation requires that by June 30, 2017, locally-controlled groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) must […]

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DR. JAY FAMIGLIETTI: Drought vs. Chronic Water Scarcity and Implications for Sustainability

The Epic California Drought as Viewed from Space Dr. Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist and a professor of earth system science and of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California Irvine, and the senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.  At the California Irrigation Institute Conference held in January of […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Updated Frequently Asked Questions on Groundwater Sustainability Agencies now available

The State Water Board has updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs).  The FAQ is available for download at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/gmp/docs/eligbility/gsa_faq.pdf. For information about the State Water Board’s role in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), visit http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/gmp.

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