Understanding GSPs: Part 2

Understanding GSPs: Part 2

Basin Setting In Part 1 of Understanding GSPs we covered Introductory and Plan Area sections in a GSP. In this section we will cover the Basin Setting section that is full of important water budget, recharge, and soil information. Basin setting refers to...

Understanding GSPs: Part 1

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) to submit Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) that include mandatory sections discussing how the GSA intends to bring the underlying groundwater basin into...

Adapting to Climate Change and SGMA

We live in a world of water scarcity. By 2030, humanity’s annual global water requirements will exceed current sustainable water supplies by 40 percent. Food production needs, increased urban growth and environmental requirements combined with ongoing extreme weather...

Groundwater Banking and SGMA’s Undesirables 

Groundwater banking is a flexible water management tool that is critical for the success of California agriculture. GSPs should include water banking operations when appropriate in their GSPs. The groundwater banking operations will need to monitor their impacts to...
Key Government Players involved in SGMA 

Key Government Players involved in SGMA 

Understanding the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is important for navigating water risk. Equally as important is understanding the government organizations that play a key part in water supply under SGMA. The federal, state, and local government...