As the deadline for forming GSAs approaches the July 1st deadline, the next step will be implementing the Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) as required in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The Union of Concerned Scientists explained the science behind key requirements of Groundwater Sustainability Plans, including the development and evaluation of sustainability goals, undesirable results, minimum…
On April 20th, 2017 Clean Water Fund hosted another Groundwater Matters webinar with The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy discussed the technical guide and maps they developed to identify and assess Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDE).The Nature Conservancy provided a better understanding of the interconnectedness of surface water and groundwater, and how to use the GDE Map tool…
The Sacramento Bee ran a lengthy roundup of groundwater sustainability issues by Investigative journalist Susan Sward this week. It’s really good to see the state’s paper of record paying attention to the depth and granularity of this issue, and we’re appreciative both of Susan’s experience—she worked as an investigative reporter at the Chronicle for decades…
On February 16, 2017 Clean Water Fund held their second webinar in the Groundwater Matters Webinar Series. Watch the recording of the webinar here! Panelist included: Sam Boland-Brien, Manager of the State Water Board Groundwater Management Program Kori Johnson-Lane, CivicSpark Water Fellow with Local Government Commission
Register for the New Groundwater Matters Webinar,“The 11th Hour for GSAs: What Happens July 1st?” Click Here to Register We’re hearing that the drought is over in the Northern half of California state, and as you can see from the maps at the top of this post from the USDA Drought Monitor (showing California’s drought levels…
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires in Water Code 10723.8(a)(4) that Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) notifications filed with the Department of Water Resources (DWR) must provide a list of interested parties and an explanation of how interested parties will be considered in the development and operation of the GSA. The vast majority of…
On November 17, 2016 Clean Water Fund held their first webinar in the Groundwater Matters Webinar Series. Watch the recording of the webinar here!
Panelist included: Jennifer Clary (Water Program Manager at Clean Water Action), Kristin Dobbin (Regional Water Management Coordinator at Community Water Center) and John Burchard (General Manager of Alpaugh Community Services District). The webinar was moderated by Matt Davis (California Communications Director at Clean Water Action) and hosted by Kori Johnson-Lane (CivicSpark Water Fellow with the Local Government Commission).
Watch the full film discussed in the webinar here!
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After listening to new evidence from concerned local residents, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has denied a request by Santa Barbara County to adjust the boundaries of the Cuyama groundwater basin. The County had requested that the basin be split in two, an action which would have divided long-time agricultural users on the east…
Headlines are funny things. They exert a pull that forces us to follow their lead into a story, even though the story itself may be dry and mundane. The three headlines above represent stories published last week to highlight a study by two Stanford researchers who were researching water quality and quantity beneath California’s major oil…
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