DWR SGMP News: Water quality survey, Basin Boundary Modifications, GSP Initial Notifications

From the Department of Water Resources, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program:

NEW Take Our Water Quality Survey

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) invites you to participate in a survey on water quality as it relates to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) regulations. The survey will provide DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Program (SGMP) with feedback on water quality concerns. The survey results will inform DWR’s continued assistance and guidance to Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) as they prepare and implement GSPs. The survey will be available until October 10, 2018, and can be accessed here .

If you have questions or comments, please email sgmps@water.ca.gov .

NEW Frequently Asked Questions Updated

The 2018 SGMA Basin Prioritization Frequently Asked Questions have been updated.

REMINDER Basin Boundary Modifications Submission Period Ends September 28, 2018

The submission period for Basin Boundary Modifications ends at 11:59 p.m., this Friday, September 28, 2018. All information to support basin boundary modifications must be submitted on the Basin Boundary Modifications Request System .

For more information, contact Dane Mathis at dane.mathis@water.ca.gov or (559) 230-3354.

REMINDER Basin Boundary Modifications Public Comment Period Ends Oct. 31

Public comment on Basin Boundary Modifications ends on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Comments must be submitted using the SGMA Portal – Basin Boundary Modification Request System .

For questions or more information, contact Dane Mathis at dane.mathis@water.ca.gov or (559) 230-3354.

REMINDER Submit Your GSP Initial Notification

GSAs are required to notify DWR, in writing, prior to initiating development of a GSP. GSAs must submit all applicable GSP initial notification information to DWR using the SGMA Portal – GSP Initial Notification System . Once an Initial Notification has been submitted, if changes need to be made, the SGMA Portal – GSP Initial Notification System allows edits to be made from the GSA’s login account, including the ability to withdraw a submittal.

Also, remember, “If the geographic area to be covered by the plan includes a public water system regulated by the Public Utilities Commission, the groundwater sustainability agency shall provide the written statement to the commission.” See Water Code § 10727.8.

For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions on GSP Initial Notification Requirements or contact the Regional Coordinators in DWR’s four Regional Offices. For assistance with the system, please email monica.reis@water.ca.gov .

Connect with Your Basin Point-of-Contact

DWR has designated Basin Points-of-Contact to assist local agencies and GSAs as GSPs are developed and implemented and to assist with applications for Technical Support Services and Facilitation Support Services. To determine your basin point of contact, please see the following links that provide maps and contact information:

For regional inquiries, please contact sgmp_rc@water.ca.gov .

For general inquiries, please contact sgmps@water.ca.gov .