Colusa County officials and other local groundwater managers will host a public meeting on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA is a new law that offers beneficial opportunities to achieve sustainable groundwater conditions and support Colusa County’s vital agricultural economy, industry, and domestic and public water uses.
The meeting will provide an overview of SGMA, expected responsibilities and benefits for groundwater users, and describe early steps taken to implement the new law. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about SGMA, ask questions of local water managers and submit comments.
“SGMA implementation has begun throughout California,” says Supervisor Denise Carter. “We hope groundwater users throughout Colusa County will attend to learn more. SGMA is an important change in how groundwater is managed and everyone needs to be aware and involved to manage and sustain our precious water resources.”
To support local planning efforts, the County has secured facilitation support from the Department of Water Resources (DWR), initiated a county-wide groundwater assessment and applied for a groundwater planning grant through the Water Bond. The County is committed to sharing these resources with local SGMA partners.
“County officials have worked closely for decades with managers of local water agencies and knows them to be exceptional water leaders and partners,” says Water Resources Coordinator Mary Fahey. “We expect these water leaders to fill a similar role as partners implementing SGMA, and thereby working together to keep our citizens ahead of the curve on groundwater management policies.”
For more information please visit DWR’s SGMA webpage: http://groundwater.ca.gov/
Save the Date:
January 11, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Colusa County Fairgrounds
1303 10th Street, Colusa