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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STATE WATER BOARD: Update on SGMA Implementation

Staff: Formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agencies has been successful At the State Water Resources Control Board meeting on August 15th, staff from both the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Board were on hand to deliver this update on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Implementation and planned state intervention actions. The agenda item was introduced by Erik Ekdahl, […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Sustainable Groundwater Management Program News for August 23

From the Department of Water Resources, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: Basin Boundary Modification OPEN NOW – Required Initial Notification period.  Local agencies intending to submit a Basin Boundary modification request are required to submit an “Initial Notification” of their intent within 15 days of a local agency’s decision to explore basin modification. Initial Notifications can be submitted and viewed at http://sgma.water.ca.gov/basinmod/ Tentative Schedule January […]

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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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