Noitce of Intent to Adopt a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (posted 8/16/2019)
The Eastern San Joaquin Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) can be viewed by chapter using the links below. (Comments are due to firstname.lastname@example.org 8/25/19. Please use the comment submittal template below.)
Chapter 1 Agency Information, Plan Area, and Communication
Chapter 2 Basin Setting
Chapter 3 Sustainable Management Criteria
Chapter 4 Monitoring Networks
Chapter 5 Data Management Systems
Chapter 6 Projects and Management Actions
Chapter 7 Plan Implementation
Complete Executive Summary and Main Report
Comment Submittal Template
Hard copies of the Draft GSP can be requested via email to email@example.com.
In 2014, Governor Brown signed into law the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA requires Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) with critically over-drafted basins or subbasins to develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). GSAs with critically over-drafted basins must implement their plans in 2020 to achieve sustainable, local groundwater management by 2040.
The California Department of Water Resources identified the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Subbasin as one of the state’s 21 critically over-drafted subbasins. The Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Authority, in partnership with its 17 member agencies, is developing a single Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the subbasin with a goal for approval, adoption and implementation in 2020.
The Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Authority members have worked together for decades on water resources planning and groundwater management projects. As with past projects, the members will implement a collaborative approach to encourage stakeholder and public participation in the development of its plan. See Get Involved for more information.
The plan will serve as blueprint for the community’s vision of future land and water use to preserve groundwater quantity and quality. It will include four main components.
GSPs provide a path to achieve and document sustainable groundwater management within 20 years following adoption, promoting the long-term sustainability of locally-managed groundwater resources now and into the future.