SGMA Compliance: New Information Available
December 15, 2016
The State Water Resources Control Board recently released a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that can help counties as they work to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act by forming Groundwater Sustainability Agencies.
The FAQ, available here, cover basic information as well as more detailed specifics. Forming a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) is an essential component of the ongoing implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). It’s important that local agencies are on target to form a GSA by June 30, 2017, the next big compliance deadline.
Additional information on GSA eligibility is available here. And the Department of Water Resources and State Water Resources Control Board also published a comprehensive SGMA Toolbox that includes maps, basin information, various data sources, sample agreements, and other resources.