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SANTA CRUZ MID-COUNTY GROUNDWATER AGENCY IS CASE STUDY FOR STANFORD REPORT ON GROUNDATER SUSTAINABILITY AGENCY (GSA) FORMATION

Santa Cruz County (January 30, 2017) - This past summer the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) participated as a case study for a Stanford University report called "To Consolidate or Coordinate: Status of the Formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA)s in California."  The report notes that the MGA is the only basin thus far to coordinate multiple agencies to govern a GSA.   The MGA has been viewed as a model agency for leading the way for GSA development and demonstrating collaboration.

Key findings of the report include:

First Steps in Inter-Basin Coordination for SGMA featuring Basin Boundary Modification Requests in Santa Cruz County

At the Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) of California's 2016 Conference and 25th annual Meeting on September 28-29, 2016 in Concord, CA, HydroMetrics WRI presented a poster on our local inter-basin coordination for SGMA featuring our basin boundary modification requests in Santa Cruz County.

Below is an excerpt from the abstract and to download the poster, click HERE.
 

MGA Basin Boundary Modification Request Approved

On July 1, 2016, the mid-county groundwater basin boundary modification request was approved by the Department of Water Resources.  The draft-approved boundaries for Bulletin 118 will be posted on-line and included in the Basin Boundary Assessment Tool ( https://gis.water.ca.gov/app/bbat/) for your review.   The Department will be holding public meetings to present these results and hear any final comments on July 12th through 15th; see Basin Boundary webpage for details