Every year, the Water Resources team at the County compiles a list of county-wide water resources activities being implemented by County staff and partners. To develop the 2018 report, the County reached out to agencies and organizations to get the most up to date information on their projects and programs. The final report was recently adopted by the County Board of Supervisors, and can be found in the Resource Library.
A recording of the MGA's Groundwater Model Enrichment Session is available for viewing. This webinar occured on February 11, 2019. This information session was led by staff from Montgomery & Associates, the technical consultants developing the groundwater model for the Santa Cruz Mid-County Basin. The groundwater model is informing the development of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan. Topics covered include: Purpose of Groundwater Modeling; Model Calibration; Water Budget; Baseline Model Assumptions; Model Uses.
The MGA funded helicopter survey to identify the boundaries of seawater intrusion along our coast is available. The report identifies the boundary between salty water and freshwater. The technical memorandum included with the report outlines further risks of seawater intrusion along our coastal boundary.
(FEBRUARY 7, 2018) SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Tuesday that it has recommended three grants in Santa Cruz County totaling $4 million to help the development of state-mandated groundwater sustainability plans. Once finalized, the Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency (SMGWA) will receive $1 million, and the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) and Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency (PVWMA) will each receive $1.5 million. Funding for the grant comes from Proposition 1, passed by voters in 2014. Before funding is finalized, DWR is holding a public comment period which will be open until February 21, at 5:00 p.m.
The MGA is partnering with the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County to offer free water use assessments and well water level monitoring for private well owners in the Mid-County Groundwater Basin. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or want more information, please contact Angie Gruys at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (831) 464-2950 X 22.
On February 1, the public is invited to a discussion of local water resources planning and management, featuring leaders from across Santa Cruz County and the California Department of Water Resources.
Soquel (September 27, 2017) – The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) is kicking off its Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) planning effort. The agency will present four public workshops to orient our Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee to groundwater planning and management under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
Our first workshop is titled: Groundwater 101 and SGMA – A Primer for the Community.
Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Soquel (August 8, 2017) -The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) is looking for volunteers representing business and institutional water users to serve on its Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Advisory Committee. Applications for Committee members will be accepted from August 8 through August 22, 2017.
Soquel (June 5, 2017) -The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) is looking for volunteers to serve on its Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Advisory Committee. Applications for Committee members will be accepted from June 5 through July 20, 2017. A public meeting will be held on June 29, 2017 from 7-9 PM at Congregational Church of Soquel, 4951 Soquel Dr. Soquel CA to provide the public with more information about the MGA and the role of the GSP Advisory Committee.
SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL ARTICLE POSTED MAY 22, 2017, by Jessica York: APTOS >> Emerging from the heavy fog with a staccato roar, a low-flying helicopter lowered a nearly 3,700-square-foot fiberglass frame onto Seascape Park Monday morning. Click here to read the rest of the article on the Sentinel website.