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the natural and human environments.

California Groundwater Sustainability Plan Regulations Approved
The Department of Water Resources regulations that will guide local groundwater sustainability agency management and regulation of California’s groundwater basins as outlined in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) have been approved by the California Water Commission (CWC). SGM Executive Program Manager David Gutierrez and his team presented the regulations to the CWC prior to the vote. The regulations will be filed with the Office of Administrative Law and go into effect in June 2016. “Today we reach a major milestone in California’s quest to sustainably manage groundwater,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “These regulations will help communities bring aquifers into balance and prepare for a changing climate and future droughts.” News Release

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