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.
San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series- Part 1.2 Local Management Under SGMA
In this video, Vicky Espinoza goes over groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) and other agency roles, why we need GSAs, what GSA formations look like, and the SGMA timeline.
San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series- Part 1.3 SGMA’s Challenges and Opportunities
In this video, Vicky Espinoza goes over SGMA’s opportunities, challenges, who can participate in a groundwater sustainability agency (GSA), and how YOU can become involved.
Rural Communities and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
Groundwater is a vital resource that is something that we all depend on – for drinking, bathing, growing food, and more. All around the Central Valley, new agencies have been formed to manage groundwater through the framework set out in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Under SGMA, Groundwater Sustainability Agencies have the task of creating Groundwater Sustainability Plans to get us back on track to managing this resource sustainably. Learn how community members can get involved in ensuring we all have enough water for our needs.
SGMA and Groundwater Users Working Together
2019 is an important year for groundwater in the Central Valley as Groundwater Sustainability Agencies will be releasing draft plans under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). These plans will include important decisions about how groundwater can be shared among different groundwater users, including community water systems, domestic well communities, agriculture, and for industrial and commercial activity. In this video, hear from different stakeholders about the importance of stakeholders working together to implement SGMA.
Kings Subbasin Groundwater Tour
The Kings Subbasin Groundwater Tour, held by Self-Help Enterprises and the Kings River Conservation District, provided an opportunity to learn how water – both surface and groundwater – is used and managed by various users of the Kings Subbasin, and how we can address our groundwater challenges and reach sustainability by working together in light of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA is a law requiring areas with known groundwater challenges be managed to ensure groundwater is a reliable source that is available long term. Issues of water supply, water quality, environmental restoration, flood management, groundwater and water conservation addressed by a wide-range of speakers representing different viewpoints.