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Groundwater Sustainability and County Drought Planning

Department Of Water Resources: Alignment & Coordination Report, March 2023

Water Shortage Planning for Rural Communities and Sustainable Groundwater Management


The purpose of this document is to identify opportunities and encourage counties and groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) to align and coordinate their respective responsibilities for drought and water shortage planning efforts for rural communities under Senate Bill (SB) 552 and the long-term sustainability goals of groundwater basins under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

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