NEWS WORTH NOTING: California achieves major milestone toward sustainable groundwater management; An open letter to Governor Brown on the future of water management
NEWS WORTH NOTING: California achieves major milestone toward sustainable groundwater management; An open letter to Governor Brown on the future of water management.
California Achieves Major Milestone Toward Sustainable Groundwater Management From the Department of Water Resources: In a major step toward sustainable groundwater management in California, more than 99 percent of the state’s high- and medium-priority groundwater basins have met a key deadline to form local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) under the state’s landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014.
SGMA required formation of locally controlled GSAs in the state’s 127 high- and medium-priority groundwater basins by June 30, 2017.
The plans will be reviewed by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and will be continuously updated to ensure sustainable management of the state’s groundwater by the year 2042.
Information on all of DWR’s SGMA resources and activities is available at http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/sgm/index.cfm Background on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2014, SGMA is landmark legislation that empowers local agencies to sustainably manage groundwater resources.
California depends on groundwater for a major portion of its annual water supply, particularly during times of drought.
Our technology was honored as the best urban tool in the 2016 California Water Data Challenge, an excellent collaboration that brought together the two state water agencies together in partnership with the California Government Operations Agency (“Gov Ops”) and White House Council of Environmental Quality.
Those recommendations to move operations of the state water project out of the Department of Water Resources and consolidate the two state water agencies into a new Department of Water Management are more timely than ever with your leadership on the Delta Fix.
as the Advanced Research arm of Gov Ops so that we can continue delivering this mission critical work for California’s future.
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