Resource Management

SGMA

Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA)
The District holds its regularly scheduled Board meetings on the third Tuesday of every month. SGMA and GSA matters are discussed during these meetings.

Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development Workshops

Upcoming Events
GSP Workshop – February 9, 2018

The District has scheduled a SGMA workshop for Friday, February 9, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the Five Points Field Office Shop located at 23050 W. Mt. Whitney, Five Points, CA 93624. The meeting purpose is to discuss the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) development, the conceptual plan outline, and stakeholder assurances. For additional information, contact Jose Gutierrez at (559) 241-6215 or sgma@westlandswater.org

Workshop Presentations

  • December 7, 2017 – Sustainable Management Criteria presentation is available here.
  • December 21, 2016 – GSP development workshop presentations are available below for the Western, Central and Eastern hydrogeologic areas of the Westside Subbasin.
  • October 31, 2016 – GSP development workshop presentation is available here.

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
The “Sustainable Groundwater Management Act” (the “SGMA”) was recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 16, 2014, and consists of three legislative bills: SB 1168, SB 1319 and AB 1739, which will allow true regulation of groundwater.

The main goal of each SGMA is to achieve sustainability thereby bringing each affected basin or sub-basin into balance.

Familiarize yourself with SGMA

http://www.water.ca.gov/cagroundwater/docs/2014%20Sustainable%20Groundwater%20Management%20Legislation%20with%202015%20amends%201-15-2016.pdf http://water.ca.gov/groundwater/sgm/gsa.cfm http://wwd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/gsa_formation_map_06272016.pdf http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/gmp/docs/sgma/sgma_brochure_jan2015.pdf http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/gmp/docs/sgma/sgma_brochure_may2015_esp.pdf kcampbell@westlandswater.org http://wwd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/simplifified-timeline-sgma.pdf http://water.ca.gov/groundwater/sgm/pdfs/GW_basinsCriticalOverdraft_CA.pdf

Other Groundwater Related Information
Groundwater Legislation Memo – September 17, 2014

GWMP 1996

Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact the Fresno Office at (559) 224-1523.