SGMA Information Meetings October 21, 22 and 27

UPDATE: The State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources have added an additional informational meeting to discuss implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and to answer questions from the public.  The additional meeting will be held on November 5th in Redding, CA at the Redding City Hall (City Council Chambers, 777 Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96001).  The November 5th meeting will have a 1-4pm combined technical session and public forum that is open to Local Public Agencies, organizations, groundwater users and the general public.

The State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources will hold a series of informational meetings at the dates below to discuss implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and to answer questions from the public.
The November 5th meeting is in addition to previously noticed SGMA Information meetings on:

  • October 21st– Valley Glen, CA: Los Angeles Valley College Campus Center Building Monarch Hall, 5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen, CA 91401
  • October 22nd– Visalia, CA: 210Life, 210 W. Center Ave, Visalia, CA 93291
  • October 27th– Sacramento, CA: CalEPA Building, Coastal Hearing Room, 1001 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814 (meeting will also be available via Webcast)

All meetings will have sessions from:

  • 1 to 4 pm: Technical sessions for Local Public Agencies and organizations
  • 6-8 pm: Public forums for groundwater users and the general public

The technical sessions are intended for local public agencies and organizations to inform staff, governing boards, and leaders of local public agencies and organizations. The technical sessions will focus on: local agency requirements regarding Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) formation, groundwater sustainability, and public involvement; the status of SGMA implementation within the meeting location’s region; technical and financial assistance available from the state; and understanding the implications of state intervention in the absence of local action.

The public forums are intended for residential well owners, groundwater users, and other interested members of the public. The public forums will focus on: the public stakeholder role in SGMA implementation; local agency requirements regarding GSA formation and public involvement; drought management and groundwater sustainability; SGMA and water rights; and state involvement under SGMA (including technical and financial assistance and state intervention).

For additional information on the SGMA Informational Meetings, please see the notice here.

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