Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
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The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is a collection of Bills (SB 1168, AB 1739, SB 1319) that were signed into law by Governor Brown on September 16, 2014. The intent of the Act was to mandate comprehensive groundwater management throughout the state. The Act focuses on local control, but provides state oversight and state intervention if local efforts fail to manage groundwater conditions effectively. Implementation will take place over the next several years.
Regionally, eligible local agencies have committed to undertake the responsibility of SGMA implementation by serving as a Groundwater Sustainability Agencies as provided by the law. The Groundwater Sustainability Agencies were given authorities and responsibilities to sustainably manage groundwater within their jurisdiction while avoiding six undesirable results, including significant and unreasonable:
Chronic lowering of groundwater levels
Reduction of groundwater storage
Degraded water quality
Depletions of interconnected surface water
Local SGMA Implementation
Glenn County Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Updates
Glenn County: Subbasin Factsheet (6/3/19)
SGMA presentation at December 3, 2018 Glenn County Growers Meeting
Glenn County SGMA Working Group Meetings (2016-2017)
Data Management and Hydrogeologic Conceptual Model Project (2016-2018)
Links to Statewide Information and Activities
Department of Water Resources
State Water Resources Control Board
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