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.
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.
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.