18 04, 2019

State Water Board Releases Fact Sheets on SGMA Implementation

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Water|Tags: |0 Comments

The State Water Board has released new fact sheets on the following topics to assist with implementation of SGMA: Probationary Designation and Groundwater Regulation by the State Water Board Stakeholder Inclusion State and Regional Water Boards basics Funding Opportunities for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies Beneficial Use and Underground Water Storage Projects These fact sheets, as well [...]

29 03, 2018

SGMA Assistance Workshops

By | March 29th, 2018|Categories: Water|Tags: , |0 Comments

DWR will be hosting workshops to discuss Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) implementation efforts, DWR planning and technical assistance, and key components of Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) development. Several new tools and data will be showcased. DWR is holding workshops in Northern, Central, and Southern California as well as a webcast. Workshops will feature brief presentations [...]

11 05, 2017

California Bill could Jeopardize Local SGMA Efforts

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Water|Tags: , |0 Comments

CCM continues to oppose a bill which would mandate counties to implement groundwater well permit restrictions before the implementation of SGMA.  SB 252 (Dodd) has been amended but the changes do not relieve the concerns we have with the bill.  Under the conditions of the bill an applicant applying for a groundwater extraction permit in [...]

23 03, 2017

Groundwater Bill Jeopardizes SGMA Progress

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Senator Dodd, who is usually perceived as being a moderate Democrat, has introduced a groundwater bill that would undermine much of the authority given to local agencies under the 2014 bill package that created the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).  It is rather confusing as to why Dodd has chosen to go forward with this [...]

12 08, 2016

Sacramento Update: Bill Proposes to limit use of Oil Produced Water for Irrigation

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Water|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Senator Fran Pavely, the author of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, has introduced legislation that could further impose damaging water restrictions on agriculture by limiting the use of “oil produced water” for irrigation. The bill, SB 248, is in direct conflict with recommendations by the State Water Resources Control Board and the Governor’s Executive Order that [...]

28 04, 2016

Tulare County Farm Bureau to Host Meeting on Groundwater Sustainability Laws

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Citrus Industry, Events, Water|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Tulare County Farm Bureau invites rural landowners throughout the entire Kaweah Sub-basin to a meeting at 4:00 pm on Monday, May 23 at the Wyndham Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) in Visalia to learn about the development of the SGMA laws in the sub-basin. Those represented by water agencies, irrigation districts, ditch companies, private [...]

25 02, 2016

Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Public Meetings – March 21-25

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: Events, Laws & Regulations, Water|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Program will host three required public meetings for public comment on draft regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans.  Local agencies and interested parties are encouraged to attend and provide comments on the draft regulations. Monday, March 21 VISALIA 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Visalia Convention Center 303 E [...]