One of the key responsibilities of the MGA is to develop, adopt, and submit a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). Because the Mid-County Groundwater Basin (Basin) is in critical overdraft, the GSP is due to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) no later than January 31, 2020.
The draft GSP for the Basin was presented to the MGA Board of Directors on July 18, 2019. An open public comment period ran from July 18, 2019 to September 19, 2019. The final GSP will be brought to the MGA Board for approval on November 21, 2019. Once approved, the final GSP will be submitted to DWR. DWR will then open a 60-day period during which the public can provide comments to DWR on the final GSP.
The public comment period on the draft GSP is now closed. Comments received during the public comment period will be read and considered in the development of the final Plan. Comments will not necessarily receive an individual response, though a summary document of responses to general comments received will be produced.
DRAFT Groundwater Sustainability Plan: July 2019
Individual sections below:
NEW: Appendix Documents Added September 10, 2019
- Groundwater Flow Model: Water Use Estimates and Return Flow Implementation (March 2017)
- Groundwater Flow Model: Subsurface Model Construction (November 2015)
- Groundwater Model Integration and Calibration (September 2019)
- Groundwater Flow Model: Future Climate for Model Simulations (August 2017)
- Comparison of Climate Change Scenarios (July 2018)
Comments Received on Draft GSP