A new page on the MGA website has been created to provide information to Private Well Owners. The page includes ways to stay informed, a link to a survey, and FAQs. The new page is called "Private Well Owners," it's under the Community Involvement dropdown, and can be reached by clicking here.
You are here
The Regional Water Management Foundation, a subsidiary of the Community Foundation, announces the hire of Darcy Pruitt as senior planner to support the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency, created earlier this year.
Pruitt will be the lead planner to the groundwater agency in developing its groundwater sustainability plan for the mid-county basin.
First Steps in Inter-Basin Coordination for SGMA featuring Basin Boundary Modification Requests in Santa Cruz County
At the Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) of California's 2016 Conference and 25th annual Meeting on September 28-29, 2016 in Concord, CA, HydroMetrics WRI presented a poster on our local inter-basin coordination for SGMA featuring our basin boundary modification requests in Santa Cruz County.
Below is an excerpt from the abstract and to download the poster, click HERE.
On July 1, 2016, the mid-county groundwater basin boundary modification request was approved by the Department of Water Resources. The draft-approved boundaries for Bulletin 118 will be posted on-line and included in the Basin Boundary Assessment Tool ( https://gis.water.ca.gov/app/bbat/) for your review. The Department will be holding public meetings to present these results and hear any final comments on July 12th through 15th; see Basin Boundary webpage for details
The State has received the MGA request to be the Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) and has posted the notice on their website: http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/sgm/gsa_table.cfm. We are currently in the process of our basin boundary request which redefines the area we are requesting to manage to be one basin; however, currently this one area is split amongst four DWR-recognized basins. Thus we are listed four times for these four corresponding basins.
By Matt Orbach
By Samantha Clark, Santa Cruz Sentinel
POSTED: 03/29/16, 5:13 PM PDT
SANTA CRUZ >> Under a historical law passed in 2014, water agencies in California must replenish troubled basins by 2040.
But the state and local water managers have different maps that say which basin belongs to which agency. Years ago, the Department of Water Resources separately defined the boundaries for basins that now require management under the new law.
On March 17, 2016, the Soquel-Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) voted to become the Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the Mid-County Basin Area under the new name: Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA). The MGA will continue to oversee the management of the basin, and lead the writing and implementation of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan by 2020.
Santa Cruz Sentinel
POSTED: 03/11/2016 10:51:01 AM PST | UPDATED: 3 DAYS AGO
SANTA CRUZ -- California has not managed or regulated groundwater use on a statewide basis for most of its history, and many of the state's aquifers have been depleted by overpumping. A team of experts led by UC faculty has now published a report that describes a path forward for successful groundwater management.
On December 8, 2015, DWR received 23 grant applications for the 2015 Counties with Stressed Basins grant solicitation. The proposals, from County governments, requested a total of approximately $7 million, with total project costs of $12.7 million. On January 22, 2016, DWR announced the draft funding recommendations to award 21 proposals, totaling $6,689,382. Detailed information regarding the draft funding recommendations can be found at http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/sgwp/solicitation.cfm