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SGMA Overview
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SGMA Overview. From the DACTI Virutal Summit.
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Groundwater Sustainability Concepts and Myths
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Groundwater Sustainability Concepts and Myths from the National Groundwater Association.
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The Water Beneath Our Feet
59:01
Have you ever wondered how rivers flow in September when the snow has melted and no rain has fallen for months? Or what sustains a desert oasis, or that relaxing hot spring? The answer to these questions is: groundwater – the water stored in the aquifers under the Earth’s surface. Groundwater is a critical source of California’s water supply, providing 40% in most years, and up to 60% in periods of drought.
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SGMA Explained
2:05
If you have questions about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, SGMA, view this brief video that will give you an overview, in non-technical terms. Video by Consolidated Irrigation District.
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GSA 101: Understanding the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
44:28
Presentation by Eric Osterling, General Manager, Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency.
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SGMA and Groundwater Users Working Together
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Groundwater sustainability plans 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. Video by Self Help Enterprises.
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Rural Communities and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
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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. Video by Self Help Enterprises.
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San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series- Part 1.3 SGMA’s Challenges and Opportunities
11:19
This video covers SGMA's opportunities, challenges, who can participate in a groundwater sustainability agency (GSA), and how YOU can become involved.
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San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series- Part 1.2 Local Management Under SGMA
9:18
This video covers groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) and other agency roles, why we need GSAs, what GSA formations look like, and the SGMA timeline.
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San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series- Part 1.1 Introduction to the New Groundwater Law
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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.
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