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.
The MGA recently received an Award Notification Letter for a $500,000 grant from the Department of Water Resources. As the MGA shifts to implementation of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin, these grant funds will be used to improve groundwater monitoring and data management systems. We anticipate the award will be finalized by summer 2020. Great news!
The Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin is a long and detailed read. The GSP and Appendices together run almost 1,000 pages! If that is not likely to find a spot on your reading list, but you WOULD like to learn about the GSP in a more succinct format, please check out the recently released 8-page Basin GSP Summary. This summary is also available on the MGA website, on both the Sustainability Plan and Resource Library pages. Enjoy!
Due to ongoing health and safety concerns, the Department of Water Resources has extended the public comment period on the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan to June 3, 2020. For more information, please visit: http://sgma.water.ca.gov/portal.
On February 19, 2020, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) posted the Santa Cruz Mid-County Basin (Basin) Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) on its Sustainable Groundwater Management Act website. The posting by DWR opens a Public Comment Period on the Basin GSP, which will remain open until May 4, 2020.
The Basin GSP can be found on the DWR website at: https://sgma.water.ca.gov/portal/gsp/all.
The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) successfully submitted its adopted Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). The GSP was uploaded to DWR's SGMA Portal on Thursday, January 30, 2020. DWR has 20 days in which to process the GSP and open its 75-day comment period. The MGA's GSP submission includes responses to comments received on the Draft GSP.
The Sustainability Plan page of the MGA website includes information about the development of the GSP as well as a link to the GSP submitted to DWR.
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.