The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: an Overview of the Law and County Compliance in the Sacramento River Hydrologic Region
From Jeff Layne
Environmental Advocates Director, CSU Chico Community Legal Information Center
Executive Director, Butte Environmental Council
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is a state law passed by the California Legislature in 2014. As the presenters explain, SGMA provides a framework for ensuring long-term sustainable management of California groundwater, requires Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) to be created in every county by June 20, 2017, and provides 20 years for the creation and implementation of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan. The presenters focus on efforts to implement SGMA in the Sacramento River Watershed and in Butte County.
Please note the audio was recorded low for Ms. Carter's portion of the presentation.
Recorded: March 8, 2017