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  • Basin Boundary Adjustment Regulation Fact Sheet

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    Basin Boundary Adjustment Regulation Fact Sheet

    Department of Water Resources | October 16, 2015...
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    In September 2014, the Governor signed into law the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The Department has developed a program and is currently...

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  • BasinScout: Water Quantity

    BasinScout: Water Quantity

    The Freshwater Trust | January 16, 2018...
    Summary

    California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) establishes milestones that high- and medium-priority basins in a critical state of overdraft must meet to become...

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  • California Code of Regulations: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Basin Boundary Regulations

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    California Code of Regulations: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Basin Boundary Regulations

    Department of Water Resources | October 7, 2015...
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    These regulations specify the information a local agency is required to provide when requesting that the Department revise the boundaries of a basin...

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  • Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

    Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

    The Nature Conservancy | February 1, 2018...
    Summary

    The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014 is landmark legislation in California that empowers local agencies, known as groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs),...

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  • How are Western water districts managing groundwater basins?

    How are Western water districts managing groundwater basins?

    California Agriculture | March 13, 2018...
    Summary

    Making the transition from open-access groundwater rights to sustainable groundwater management is a formidable task for newly formed groundwater sustainability agencies in California....

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  • Navigating Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

    Navigating Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

    Berkeley Law Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE), UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative | March 28, 2018...
    Summary

    California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), passed in 2014, recognizes and addresses connections between surface water and groundwater. The statute is California’s first...

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  • SGMA Best Management Practices Framework

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    SGMA Best Management Practices Framework

    Department of Water Resources | December 22, 2017...
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    Chapter 7 of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), in Water Code Section 10729(d), states that, “By January 1, 2017, the department shall...

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  • Sustainable Groundwater Management

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    Sustainable Groundwater Management

    USGS | February 1, 2016...
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    Fact sheet from the USGS. According to the act, local agencies must develop and implement groundwater-sustainability plans for managing and using groundwater without...

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  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (with 2015 amendments)

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    Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (with 2015 amendments)

    State of California | January 5, 2016...
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    Sustainable Groundwater Management Act [And Related Statutory Provisions from SB1168 (Pavley), AB1739 (Dickinson), and SB1319 (Pavley) as Chaptered]

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  • The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: A Handbook to Understanding and Implementing the Law

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    The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: A Handbook to Understanding and Implementing the Law

    Water Education Foundation | January 1, 2015...
    Summary

    This handbook provides crucial background information on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, signed into law in 2014 by Gov. Jerry Brown. The handbook...

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  • The Big Water Supply Shift: Groundwater Key to Water Security in California’s Changing Climate

    The Big Water Supply Shift: Groundwater Key to Water Security in California’s Changing Climate

    Union of Concerned Scientists | November 1, 2015...
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    For more than a century, California has relied on its snowmelt-fed reservoirs, rivers, and streams for the majority of its water, but drought and...

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