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.
To provide additional information and context on these first GSP assessments and notification letters, DWR prepared:
- A video message summarizing the current groundwater landscape, including drought conditions, and recent efforts to advance the development of principles and strategies related to groundwater management and drinking water well impacts, as described in Governor Newsom’s Drought Executive Order issued on April 21, 2021.
- A GSP Evaluation fact sheet summarizing SGMA’s determination pathways for GSPs.
- A press release providing an overview of this initial release.
DWR is also providing a Live Question and Answer Session on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 11:30am to 1:00pm to bring the SGMA community together to answer questions related to these first groundwater sustainability plan determinations. To participate in the Live Question and Answer Session, please see the registration link.
Additional information is available on the DWR SGMA Portal.