Developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan

​The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires that a Groundwater Sustainability Agency prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan that lays out the path that the basin will take to achieve sustainable groundwater management within 20 years.  The path for preparing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan is discussed below.

​Notice of Intent to Prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan

​Stakeholder Outreach and engagement

Basin ​Setting

​Hydrologic Groundwater Modeling

​Establish ​Management Criteria

​​Incorporating Climate Change

​Avoiding Undesirable Results

​Projects and Actions (Increase supply, Reduce Demand)

​​Case Studies

​Monitoring and Data Management

​Coordination and Interbasin Agreements

​Put it in writing and submit to the department of water resources