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Stakeholder Meetings to Provide Information on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation

September 25, 2015
The State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources will hold informational meetings to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and answer questions from the public.
 
Technical sessions and public forums will be held in several areas throughout the state.

Technical sessions are designed to inform staff, governing boards, and leaders of local public agencies and organizations and will focus on:
  • Local agency requirements regarding Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) formation, groundwater sustainability, and public involvement;
  • Discussing the status of SGMA implementation within the region; and
  • Identifying technical and financial assistance available from the state, including Proposition 1 and other funding sources; and
  • Understanding the implications of state intervention in the absence of local action. 
Public forums are intended for residential well owners, groundwater users, and other interested members of the public and 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). 
Informational Meetings
 
Oct. 21: Los Angeles Area
1-4 p.m. Technical session
6-8 p.m. Public forum
Los Angeles Valley College
Campus Center Building, Monarch Hall
5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen, CA 91401
 
Oct. 22: Visalia
1-4 p.m. Technical session
6-8 p.m. Public forum
210Life, Assembly Room
210 W. Center Ave, Visalia, CA 93291
A Spanish translator will be present
 
Oct. 27: Sacramento and Webcast
1-4 p.m. Technical session
6-8 p.m. Public forum
Joe Serna, Jr. CalEPA Headquarters Building
Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
1001 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Webcast of meeting will be available
 
Nov. 5: Redding
1-4 p.m. Combined technical session and public forum
Redding City Hall, Council Chambers
777 Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96001
 
Please RSVP for meetings online. For updated information, including facility parking and accessibility please see the revised meeting notice.
 
For information about the meetings, please contact Katheryn Landau at (916) 341-5588.


 
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