The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) is accepting applications to fill two vacancies for Well Owner Representatives on the Board of Directors, one vacancy for a Director and one vacancy for an Alternate Director. The MGA is a public agency formed in 2016 to comply with California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The MGA is responsible for groundwater management in the Mid-County Groundwater Basin in the communities of Soquel, Aptos, Capitola, Live Oak, and La Selva Beach.
The Department of Water Resources will conduct airborne electromagnetic (AEM) surveys in the Seaside, Monterey, Eastside Aquifer, Langley Area, Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz Mid-County, Santa Margarita, North San Benito, and Llagas Area groundwater basins. The surveys are now scheduled to occur between November 6th -17th. These surveys will help improve the understanding of groundwater resources and support local management efforts in their goals to implement Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Public Comment on the DRAFT Drought Response and Outreach Plan for Domestic Wells and Small Water Systems - Due October 14th by 5PM
The County of Santa Cruz Water Resources Staff are taking public comment on the DRAFT Santa Cruz County Drought Response and Outreach Plan for Domestic Wells and Small Water Systems through 5PM on Friday, October 14th. Comments can be sent to Denice Barnes Denice.Barnes@santacruzcounty.us.
The Department of Water Resources’ Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program has awarded a $7.6 million dollar grant to the MGA for the implementation of the Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan.
In Spring 2022, the County of Santa Cruz was the lead agency on two contracts involving the MGA and issued Requests for Proposals (RFP) for each. One was for the construction of shallow monitoring wells within the Basin, the other for administrative and planning services on behalf of both the MGA and the Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency.
MGA Press Release. On June 3rd, 2021, the California Department of Water Resources released its first assessments of groundwater sustainability plans developed to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and approved the GSP for the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin. Please see the DWR Notification Letter and Assessment.
Great News! After a 14-month hiatus, the Central Coast Drinking Water Well Testing Program is preparing to resume free well testing. For interested parties in the Central Coast Region, who get their domestic water from a private well or an unregulated small water system, please see the flyers in English and in Spanish for more information or to get on the waiting list.
The MGA is soliciting proposals from qualified Consultant(s) to develop a Non-De Minimis Groundwater Metering Program. The purpose of the Metering Program is to facilitate consistent and reliable reporting of groundwater extraction volumes from the applicable non-de minimis extractors. Deadline for Submittal: April 26, 2021 at 4pm. Request for Proposals is to Provide Professional Services for Non-De Minimis Metering Program Development
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - Planning and Technical Services for the Groundwater Sustainability Plan Implementation and Reporting.
The MGA requests statements of qualifications from qualified consultants to provide planning and technical services for the Groundwater Sustainability Plan implementation and reporting in the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin. The deadline for submittal is Thursday, October 15, 2020 by 5pm.
The Santa Cruz Mid-County Basin Water Year 2019 Annual Report has been submitted to DWR, and is now included in the Resource Library.