The public will have an opportunity to learn about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the local implementation of this law at a public meeting from 6-8 PM tonight at the Biggs Community Hall (Veterans Memorial Building), 280 B Street, Biggs, CA 95917.
The State has prioritized 127 basins to comply with SGMA. There are three groundwater subbasins in Butte and adjacent counties that are among the groundwater basins that must comply with SGMA and develop a GSP by Jan. 31, 2022. Butte County was awarded a $1.5 million grant to develop GSPs countywide.
The public meeting on August 14 will focus on one of those groundwater subbasins called the Butte subbasin which encompasses parts of Butte, Glenn and Colusa counties. The central purpose of the meeting is to inform the public on how several local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) will work together to manage local groundwater resources.
Local agency representatives will participate in the public meeting as well as the Department of Water Resources, which provides regulatory and technical assistance.
The public is invited to attend tonight’s meeting at the Biggs Community Hall to receive informative presentations and participate and learn more about SGMA activities in the Butte Subbasin.
To learn more about SGMA visit: https://groundwaterexchange.org .