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Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

The Tehama County Groundwater Sustainability Agency Groundwater Commission shall be a Commission with both decision-making and advisory responsibilities pertaining to groundwater management in the eleven, or quantity thereafter modified to, subbasins or portions thereof for which the Tehama County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has been designated as the Groundwater Sustainability Agency under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

The Commission shall oversee the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan pursuant to Water Code sections 10727 et seq., and any amendments thereto, and any implementing rules and regulations of the District. The Commission shall make a written recommendation to the Board of Directors on the adoption or amendment of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan or any implementing rule or regulation of the District. A recommendation for approval shall be made by the affirmative vote of not less than a majority of the total membership of the Commission. The Commission shall hold at least one public hearing before approving a recommendation on the adoption or amendment of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan or any implementing rule or regulation of the District. Click to view the by-laws... 

On September 16, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law a package of bills (SB1168, AB1739 and SB1319) collectively called the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The Tehama County Flood Control and Water Conservation District was recognized by DWR as the Exclusive Groundwater Sustainability Agency on February 11, 2016, for the 11 groundwater subbasins or the portions of those subbasins located within Tehama County. The District also submitted a Basin Boundary Adjustment in March 2016 to incorporate the small portion of the Colusa Subbasin located within Tehama County into the Corning Subbasin. The District is currently in the process of forming a Groundwater Commission, that once formed, will start the process of developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan as required by the legislation before the January 31, 2022 deadline.

If you are interested in receiving a Bi-annual News Letter concerning the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the Tehama County Groundwater Sustainability Agency please send an email to rteubert@tcpw.ca.gov

Existing Bulletin 118 Subbasin Boundaries
Existing Bulletin 118 Subbasin Boundaries
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DWR Sustainable Groundwater Management Website
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has developed a Strategic Plan for its Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Program. DWR’s SGM Program will implement the new and expanded responsibilities identified in the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Some of these expanded responsibilities include: (1) developing regulations to revise groundwater basin boundaries; (2) adopting regulations for evaluating and implementing Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) and coordination agreements; (3) identifying basins subject to critical conditions of overdraft; (4) identifying water available for groundwater replenishment; and (5) publishing best management practices for the sustainable management of groundwater. Click to continue reading...

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