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.
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.