2021

NEW REPORT: Landmark CA Groundwater policy neglects small, underrepresented farmers

From the Community Alliance of Family Farmers: The most consequential groundwater policy in California history has so far failed to...
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NEW REPORT: Landmark CA Groundwater policy neglects small, underrepresented farmers

State funding to retire valley farmland could more than double under Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget

From SJV Water: A state program aimed at retiring and repurposing farmland could get $60 million – more than doubling...
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State funding to retire valley farmland could more than double under Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget

Stanford study finds subsidence likely to continue even if groundwater stops declining

From Stanford News: The floor of California’s arid Central Valley is sinking as groundwater pumping for agriculture and drinking water...
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Stanford study finds subsidence likely to continue even if groundwater stops declining

Upcoming webinar: Office Hours: How to read a GSP

June 16, 12:00-1:30pm Did you know, in the San Joaquin Valley, there are 128 Groundwater Sustainability Plans? Are you wondering:...
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Upcoming webinar: Office Hours:  How to read a GSP

SGMA IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE: With the deadline looming for the GSPs deemed incomplete, the State Water Board prepares for possible intervention

From Maven's Notebook: In January of 2022, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) released their assessments of the groundwater sustainability...
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SGMA IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE: With the deadline looming for the GSPs deemed incomplete, the State Water Board prepares for possible intervention

Water Commission’s white paper on groundwater trading programs emphasizes safeguards for vulnerable water users

From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission today approved a white paper that contains its findings and the...
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Water Commission’s white paper on groundwater trading programs emphasizes safeguards for vulnerable water users

SGMA implementation in the San Joaquin Valley: Farmers’ perspective

From Maven's Notebook: The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, or SGMA, was passed in 2014 during a period of critically dry...
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SGMA implementation in the San Joaquin Valley: Farmers’ perspective

SGMA in the news

Going rogue? Groundwater agency says protecting all domestic wells is “unreasonable” “A San Joaquin Valley  groundwater agency may be “going...
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SGMA in the news

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