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Sustaining Groundwater Resources

Protecting the health of California’s groundwater basins into the future.

Sustainable Groundwater: A Critical Part of the Plan

Bringing the state’s critically over-drafted groundwater basins back into balance is vital to California’s water future. Under the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, local agencies are forming new agencies to tasked with creating sustainable groundwater management plans for our future.

ACWA's Efforts

ACWA is leading the charge on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act implementation issues, engaging on related-legislation and working directly with the California Department of Water Resources. ACWA’s advocacy on DWR’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan regulations helped secure more workable requirements to develop and implement a plan to achieve groundwater sustainability.

ACWA Member Efforts

ACWA members throughout the state are forming Groundwater Sustainability Agencies, developing governance plans, conducting stakeholder outreach, researching current conditions, and drafting plans to bring overdrafted groundwater basins back into balance.

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“Proper groundwater management helps provide a buffer against drought and climate change, and contributes to reliable water supplies regardless of weather patterns.” Brent Hastey ACWA Vice President

Fresno-Area SGMA Workshop Offers Help with GSP Development and Funding

by Teresa McGaffic

Water managers in the San Joaquin Valley can explore funding and assistance available to them at an in-person workshop hosted […]

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SGMA Feature – August 2017

by Pamela Martineau

Soquel Creek Water District SGMA overview provided by: Melanie Mow Schumacher, PE, associate manager- special projects, Soquel Creek Water District […]

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SGMA Feature – July 2017

by Pamela Martineau

Sonoma County Forms Three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies Three groundwater sustainability agencies have been formed in Sonoma County to meet the […]

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Comments on PSP For Groundwater Sustainability Plans and Projects

by Emily Allshouse

Submitted to the California Department of Water Resources on June 19, 2017.

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SGMA Feature – May 2017

by Pamela Martineau

Kings and Tulare Lake Subbasins’ Groundwater Sustainability Agencies Ramp up Outreach, Scoping of GSPs With the June 30 deadline approaching […]

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