SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT: Can California successfully integrate groundwater and surface water under SGMA?

Maurice Hall and Kevin O’Brien present differing scenarios for how Groundwater Sustainability Agencies might address surface water impacts of groundwater pumping “The year 2014 was historic for groundwater in many ways,” began Moderator Dorene O’Adamo, member of the State Water Resources Control Board.  “First, while it wasn’t recognized at the time, the state was well into one of the most […]

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TIM QUINN: The Challenge of Our Time: Healthy Economies and Sustainable Groundwater

Speech at Kern County Water Summit emphasizes groundwater replenishment and partnerships as the keys to successful SGMA implementation Since the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was passed in the fall of 2014, new Groundwater Sustainability Agencies have been formed across the state to manage the groundwater basins, and the discussion has now turned to the difficult task of preparing plans […]

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GROUNDWATER RIGHTS PRIMER: What Agencies & Project Developers Need to Know

A seminar at McGeorge School of Law takes a deep dive into groundwater rights and SGMA California depends on groundwater for a major portion of its annual water supply, and sustainable groundwater management is essential to a reliable and resilient water system. In recognition of this, the legislature passed a three-bill package known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in […]

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SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM News for February 14: Grants for GSPs and projects, New GSP notification system; more …

From DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: DWR Announces $85.8 Million in Grants for Groundwater Sustainability Projects and Plans On February 6, DWR announced its recommended awards for grants for groundwater sustainability projects that directly benefit severely disadvantaged communities and for local agency development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). These funds support the goals of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). […]

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SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT Program News for January 18, 2018

From the Department of Water Resources, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program Webinar for NEW GSP Initial Notification System Join the Department of Water Resources for a webinar on how to use the new Groundwater Sustainability Plan Initial Notification System.  January 19, 2018 from Noon – 1:30 p.m. Please access the webinar here . The link will go live approximately 15 minutes before the start […]

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DWR’S SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Update for January 4

From the Department of Water Resources, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: Public Comment Period for Sustainable Management Criteria BMP Ends Soon Thanks to everyone who submitted comments on DWR’s draft Best Management Practice (BMP) publication, Sustainable Management Criteria (SMC). Comments received by DWR on the SMC BMP are posted on DWR’s Public Comments – Best Management Practices webpage, and will be […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: Update on Sustainable Groundwater Management Implementation

Since the passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in September of 2014, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has been working to fulfill its statutory obligations under the legislation.  With the overwhelmingly successful formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) this summer, the focus of the Department now turns to the development and adoption of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs).  […]

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SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MGT PGM NEWS for December 21st

From the Department of Water Resources, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: Sustainable Management Criteria Webcast Now Available Online The Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Program’s newest Best Management Practice (BMP) publication and webcast, Sustainable Management Criteria (SMC), are now available on DWR’s website. If you missed the public meetings or the live webcast last week, here’s your opportunity to […]

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SGMA IMPLEMENTATION: DWR releases draft BMP for sustainable management criteria

Public comments due by January 8 Recently, the Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Program released a draft Best Management Practice (BMP) document that focuses on Sustainable Management Criteria (SMC) for public comment.  This BMP characterizes the relationship between the different sustainable management criteria and describes best management practices for developing these criteria as part of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan […]

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SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM NEWS: Sustainable management criteria public meetings; Basin boundary modifications; Guidance documents for engagement and communication; and more …

From DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: Sustainable Management Criteria Public Meetings & Webcast The Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Program will host three public meetings next week introducing its newest Best Management Practice (BMP) publication, Sustainable Management Criteria (SMC).  This BMP characterizes the relationship between the different sustainable management criteria – the sustainability goal, undesirable results, minimum thresholds, […]

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