Groundwater-Surface Water Workshop

December 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
1001 I Street; Sacramento
CA 95814

The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a public staff workshop to help California water managers identify options and better prepare, plan, and account for new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requirements and the impacts of groundwater pumping on surface water instream flows.

The workshop will include:

• Discussion of surface water depletion requirements and authorities under the California Water Code and California Constitution (SGMA, public trust, waste and unreasonable use).
• Presentations by experts on potential strategies for preventing or managing depletions based on realistic scenarios.
• Opportunities for attendees to weigh-in on the benefits and drawbacks of those strategies.

The goal of the workshop is to provide water managers, including GSAs and others, with a menu of approaches to consider as they contemplate managing their own watersheds to prevent or manage depletions of interconnected surface water.

Meeting Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP to by October 21, 2018.