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California Water Districts Will Get More Supply Than Planned

California Water Districts Will Get More Supply Than Planned

By Kathleen Ronayne SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Last month’s wet winter storms led California officials on Thursday to announce they’ll release more water than initially planned from state storage to local agencies that provide water for 27 million people and vast swaths of farmland. The Department of Water Resources now plans to give water districts […]

Ventura County Receives $250,000 Grant for Groundwater Sustainability

Ventura County Receives $250,000 Grant for Groundwater Sustainability

By Sheryl Hamlin Development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans for Two County of Ventura Critically Overdrafted Basis The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced it is awarding 21 counties a total of $6.7 million in grants to help with sustainable groundwater planning. The Proposition 1 Sustainable Groundwater Planning Grant Program provides funding for county projects that will develop groundwater plans consistent with the […]

Department of Water Resources (DWR): California Water Briefing

Department of Water Resources (DWR): California Water Briefing

By Sheryl Hamlin On August 27, 2015, DWR hosted a webinar briefing covering three hydrologic regions: Sacramento River, San Francisco Bay and South Coast Regions. Ventura county is located in the South Coast Hydrologic Region, as shown on the map below.  The summary report may be downloaded here. California’ water management made an important announcement […]

Developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) – Part Three SGMA

Developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) – Part Three SGMA

By Sheryl Hamlin This is part three of a multi-part report on California’s plan to achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management. Part One covers recent history and the legislation implementation timeline. Part Two covers the Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations. Part Three covers three of the ten issue topics for Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) regulation development. Much […]

Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations – Part Two SGMA

Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations – Part Two SGMA

By Sheryl Hamlin In Part One of this series on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the history of California’s landmark 2014 legislation was discussed as well as the near-term milestones in the implementation of the legislation. In Part Two, the draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations will be discussed. Every word carries significance in governmental […]

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management – Part One

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management – Part One

By Sheryl Hamlin This is a multi-part report on California’s plan to achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management. Part One covers recent history and the legislation implementation timeline. Part Two covers the Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations. Part Three covers three of the ten issue topics for Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) regulation development. Much of this material […]