CA WATER COMMISSION: Local perspectives on groundwater management

A look at how GSA formation is going in the Pajaro Valley, Yolo County, and Sacramento regions With the deadline to form groundwater sustainability agencies looming just weeks in the future, at the April meeting of the California Water Commission, commissioners heard from three groundwater managers about how implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is playing out in their […]

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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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STATE WATER BOARD: Update on temporary water right permits for groundwater recharge

The ongoing statewide drought and implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act have triggered increased interest in capturing high surface water flows for the purpose of recharging groundwater basins. As part of the Executive Order Governor Brown issued in November 2015, the State Water Board was directed to expedite temporary permits for capturing high precipitation events for local storage or […]

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The role of adjudications in groundwater governance and management

At the San Gabriel Valley Water Forum held in the fall of 2016, Bill Blomquist, a professor of political science and adjunct professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University at Purdue, gave this presentation on lessons learned from how adjudicated basins have handled groundwater management in California. Bill Blomquist’s research interests concern governmental organization and public policy, with a […]

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THIS JUST IN … Water Scarce to Recharge Groundwater Basins, New DWR Report Shows

Recent storms underscore the need for more innovation and investment From the Department of Water Resources: A first-of-its-kind analysis of California’s water resources shows that bringing local groundwater basins into sustainable balance — as state law demands – will require investments and innovations in integrated water management including conservation, storm water capture, recycling, desalination, water transfers, diversion, conveyance and storage. […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR publishes Best Management Practices for the sustainable management of groundwater

From the Department of Water Resources: Today, DWR published Best Management Practices (BMPs), a series of five documents that provide regulatory clarification, technical guidance, and general examples to assist groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) and inform local agencies and stakeholders. The BMPs will serve as an important reference as GSAs develop their plans to sustainably manage California’s groundwater basins. The BMPs […]

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