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. The October 16, 2018 Board Meeting is posted here. During item 10, the Board will be serving as the Groundwater Sustainability Agency of the Westside Subbasin.

Stakeholder Communication and Engagement Plan SGMA FAQs SGMA Comment Sheet

Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

  • The next workshop is planned for November 2018.

Workshop Presentations

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – Draft Groundwater Management Strategy – Concept presentation is available.
  • Monday, September 17, 2018 – 9:00 AM at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant – Ballroom, Coalinga (Bilingual Translation Provided)
    Workshop materials are available here. (English, Español)
    The meeting agenda is available here.
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – Draft Groundwater Allocation – Concept presentation is available here.
  • Monday, July 16 – 10:00 AM at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant – Ballroom, Coalinga (Bilingual Translation Provided) Workshop materials are available here. (English, Español)
  • May 17 Workshop – 4 to 6 PM at the Mendota Branch Library. (Bilingual Translation Provided) Workshop materials are available here. (English, Español)
  • May 3 Workshop – 10 AM at the Westlands’ Five Points Field Office. Workshop materials are available here.
  • April 6, 2018 – SGMA Bilingual Community Workshop presentation materials (English / Español)
  • February 9, 2018 – Special Board Meeting – SGMA Workshop presentation materials are available here.
  • 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

  • DWR’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Final Regulations Guidebook. (Español)
  • DWR’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan Stakeholders Communication and Engagement Plan. (Español)

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 https://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 sgma@westlandswater.org https://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

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.