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Groundwater Sustainability Plan Initial Notification

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Prior to initiating the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP), a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) shall make available to the public and the Department a written description of the manner in which interested parties may participate in the development and implementation of the GSP. The Department's GSP Emergency Regulations require an initial notification per §353.6(a):

Each Agency (GSA) shall notify the Department, in writing, prior to initiating development of a Plan (GSP). The notification shall provide general information about the GSA’s process for developing the GSP, including the manner in which interested parties may contact the GSA and participate in the development and implementation of the GSP. The GSA shall make the information publicly available by posting relevant information on the GSA’s website.

Beginning January 19, 2018, GSAs are required to submit all applicable GSP notification information to DWR using the SGMA Portal – GSP Initial Notification System. The SGMA Portal can be accessed using the following URL:

http://sgma.water.ca.gov/portal/#gsp

 

Other SGMA Related Notification Requirements

In accordance with Water Code §10727.8, GSAs are required to provide the GSP initial notification written statement to the legislative body of any city, county, or city and county, located within the geographic area to be covered by the GSP to coordinate land use and water management planning. In addition, if the geographic area to be covered by the GSP includes a public water system regulated by the Public Utilities Commission, the GSA shall provide the written statement to the commission.

Related to the GSP initial notification is a “maintenance of interested persons list” which is described in Water Code §10723.4. A GSA is required to establish a list of persons interested in receiving notices – any person may request, in writing, to be placed on the list of interested persons. Also, GSAs are required to encourage the active involvement of diverse social, cultural, and economic elements of the population within the groundwater basin prior to and during the development and implementation of the GSP.

 

Contacts

If GSAs have questions about initial notifications, please contact the Regional Coordinators in the Department’s four Regional Offices or DWR Headquaters in Sacramento:

 

FAQ

A frequently asked questions document has been made avaiable to inform GSAs about the GSP initial notification requirements, as described in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the GSP Regulations.

 

What if I have already submitted a GSP Initial Notification?

GSP Initial notifications that have already been submitted to the Department are posted in the table below. The posted GSP initial notifications will be transferred to the SGMA Portal by Department staff.

GSP Initial Notifications Table

GSA Name Basin Name Basin Number Date Submitted
GSA Name Basin Name Basin Number Date Submitted
Merced Irrigation-Urban Groundwater Sustainability Agency Merced 5-022.07 01/17/2018
East Turlock Groundwater Sustainability Agency Turlock 5-022.03 01/11/2018
West Turlock Groundwater Sustainability Agency Turlock 5-022.03 01/10/2018
Northern and Central Delta-Mendota Regions Delta-Mendota 5-022.07 01/05/2018
Alpaugh Groundwater Sustainability Agency Tule 5-022.13 01/05/2018
Upper Ventura River Groundwater Sustainability Agency Upper Ventura River 4-003.01 12/20/2017
North Fork Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency Kings 5-022.08 12/12/2017
Tri-County Water Authority Tulare Lake 5-022.12 12/06/2017
Tri-County Water Authority Tule 5-022.13 12/06/2017
Cuyama Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency Cuyama 3-013 12/01/2017
Madera County Chowchilla 5-022.05 11/21/2017
Root Creek Water District Madera 5-022.06 11/20/2017
East Bay Municipal Utility District and City of Hayward East Bay Plain 2-009.04 11/07/2017
San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Groundwater Sustainability Agency Delta-Mendota 5-022.07 11/07/2017
East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency Kaweah 5-022.11 10/30/2017
Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority Indian Wells Valley 6-054 10/20/2017
Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency Kaweah 5-022.11 10/10/2017
Chowchilla Water District Groundwater Sustainability Agency Chowchilla 5-022.05 10/05/2017
Cawelo Groundwater Sustainability Agency Kern 5-022.14 10/02/2017
McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency Kings 5-022.08 08/24/2017
Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District Groundwater Sustainability Agency Tule 5-022.13 08/18/2017
Madera Irrigation District Groundwater Sustainability Agency Madera 5-022.06 08/04/2017
Pixley Irrigation District Groundwater Sustainability Agency Tule 5-022.13 08/01/2017
Lower Tule River Groundwater Sustainability Agency Tule 5-022.13 08/01/2017
Eastern Tule Groundwater Sustainability Agency Tule 5-022.13 07/21/2017
South Fork Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency Tulare Lake 5-022.12 07/11/2017
Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency Kings 5-022.08 06/02/2017
Kern River Groundwater Sustainability Agency Kern County 5-022.14 05/19/2017
North Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency Kings 5-022.08 04/21/2017
Borrego Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency Borrego Springs 7-024.01 03/22/2017
Borrego Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency Ocotillo Wells 7-024.02 03/22/2017
Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Arroyo Santa Rosa Valley 4-007 02/24/2017
Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Los Posas Valley 4-008 02/24/2017
Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Oxnard 4-004.02 02/24/2017
Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Pleasant Valley 4-006 02/24/2017
James Groundwater Sustainability Agency Kings 5-022.08 01/30/2017
Westlands Water District Westside 5-022.09 12/22/2016
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