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Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Sustainablity Plan Approved by DWR!

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

Central Coast Drinking Water Well Testing Program Restart!

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. 

Request for Proposals (RFP) to Develop a Non-De Minimis Groundwater Metering Program Development

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. 

Request for Statement of Qualifications Planning and Technical Services for the Groundwater Sustainability Plan Implementation and Reporting

Award Notification Letter Received

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!

Basin GSP Summary Now Available!

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!

DWR Public Comment Period on the Basin GSP is Now Open

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.

 

MGA Submits Groundwater Sustainability Plan to DWR

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.

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