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California Department Of Water Resources Approves Fox Canyon GMA Groundwater Sustainability Plans For The Oxnard And Pleasant Valley Basins

California Department Of Water Resources Approves Fox Canyon GMA Groundwater Sustainability Plans For The Oxnard And Pleasant Valley Basins

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) – November 22, 2021—The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has approved the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Groundwater Sustainability Plans, covering Oxnard and Pleasant Valley Basins—its two critically over-drafted basins. The California Department of Water Resources released its second round of assessments of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) developed by local agencies to meet […]

DWR Regulations to Guide Local Sustainable Groundwater Management Plans Approved by California Water Commission

DWR Regulations to Guide Local Sustainable Groundwater Management Plans Approved  by California Water Commission

“Today we reach a major milestone in California’s quest to sustainably manage groundwater,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “These regulations will help communities bring aquifers into balance and prepare for a changing climate and future droughts.” Groundwater is vital to California and supplies over a third of the water Californians use, and as much as […]

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 […]

California Department of Water Resources: Important Webinar

California Department of Water Resources: Important Webinar