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Joint Meeting of Upper and Lower Santa Clara River Watershed Groups

Joint Meeting of Upper and Lower Santa Clara River Watershed Groups

By Sheryl Hamlin About 30 stakeholders of the Upper and Lower Santa Clara River Watershed met on November 1st, 2017 at the Fillmore City Hall to share information on water projects, discuss potential collaboration and learn about funding opportunities. Announcements: Important Forum in Oxnard Lynn Rodriguez, who manages the Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County, reminded […]

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

By Sheryl Hamlim On September 21, 2015, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) hosted the third of three webinars to conclude the presentation of the draft SGMA Emergency Regulations. The implementation schedule of SGMA calls for these regulations to be approved by 2015 and in use by 2016.  Previous webinars were reported here and here. […]

CA Department of Water Resources: Critical Basin Overdraft Report

CA Department of Water Resources: Critical Basin Overdraft Report

By Sheryl Hamlin  California’s Depart of Water Resources (DWR) has been reviewing groundwater conditions and has produced a new list of the basins exhibiting the most critical overdraft conditions. This is a draft list. DWR is taking questions and comments on the report. The list may be read here. In Ventura county, the Oxnard Basin […]

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 […]