San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series- Part 1.1 Introduction to the New Groundwater Law

This video is an introduction to the new groundwater law, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). It goes over why SGMA passed, what it aims to achieve, and the six “sins” of SGMA to avoid.

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The Water Beneath Our Feet
Have you ever wondered how rivers flow in September when the snow has melted and no rain has fallen for months? Or what sustains a desert oasis, or that relaxing hot spring? The answer to these questions is: groundwater – the water stored in the aquifers under the Earth’s surface. Groundwater is a critical source of California’s water supply, providing 40% in most years, and up to 60% in periods of drought.
SGMA Explained
If you have questions about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, SGMA, view this brief video that will give you an overview, in non-technical terms. Video by Consolidated Irrigation District.
GSA 101: Understanding the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Presentation by Eric Osterling, General Manager, Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

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