February 18, 2016

DWR to Release Draft Groundwater Plan Regs This Week

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that it will release draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) regulations this week as part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

DWR is required to finalize GSP regulations by June 1, 2016. An overview of the draft regulations was presented to the California Water Commission yesterday and will be available for public review on DWR’s website.

Western Growers has urged members to get involved at the local level during the SGMA implementation process to provide input to their local groundwater management agency on how to attain sustainability in their basin and to protect pumping rights. This is an opportunity for members to remain engaged on this issue to understand the direction DWR is taking with regard to groundwater management regulations that will affect activities in YOUR basin.  

For more information, please contact Gail Delihant at (916) 446-1435.