State Agency and USGS Resources

​Under ​the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board play critical roles 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. 

  • ​DEPT OF WATER RESOURCES
  • ​STATE WATER BOARD
  • ​USGS
  • ​Other

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.