Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board play critical roles in implementing, evaluating, and enforcement sustainable groundwater management. Links to SGMA-related resources developed by the Department of Water Resources (DWR), the State Water Board, other state agencies, and the U.S. Geological Survey can be found below.
Department of Water Resources
Under SGMA, the Department of Water Resources is charged with developing regulations for revising groundwater basin boundaries and for evaluating and implementing Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) and coordination agreements; identifying basins subject to critical conditions of overdraft; identifying water available for groundwater replenishment; and publishing best management practices for the sustainable management of groundwater.
Funding and Support Services
Groundwater Basin Monitoring and Prioritization
Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Regulations
- Guidebook for GSP Regulations
- Groundwater Sustainability Plan Notification Portal
- Initial Notification FAQ | Webinar | Presentation
- Groundwater Sustainability Plan Notification Map Viewer
- Visit Groundwater Sustainability Plan page at DWR website.
Basin Boundary Modification Regulations
Other pages of interest
State Water Resources Control Board
Groundwater Permitting and Other Regulations
Other Pages of Interest
U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey provides reliable, impartial, foundational data and scientific analysis to address water issues facing California today. They conduct hydrologic monitoring and investigative studies in partnership with Federal, State, and local agencies to assist them in managing California’s water resources.