The Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority (SCGA) has prepared a South American Subbasin Alternative Submittal (Alternative).
The figure below shows the location of the South American Subbasin (located in the central portion of Sacramento County), the existing SCGA GMP area, and portions of the adjacent California Department of Water Resources’ (State DWR’s) Bulletin 118 (2003) groundwater subbasins located within Sacramento County.
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was adopted in September 2014 with implementation beginning January 1, 2015. Uncodified legislative findings of SGMA state that properly managed groundwater resources help protect communities, farms, and the environment against prolonged dry periods and climate change, thereby preserving water supplies for existing and potential beneficial uses. The same legislative intent provides local and regional agencies the authority to sustainably manage groundwater. SGMA authorizes a groundwater management agency within a basin compliant with the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) program to prepare and submit an Alternative if it satisfies the objectives of SGMA and is functionally equivalent to Articles 5 and 7 of the adopted GSP Emergency Regulations. This Alternative Submittal must be provided to DWR by January 1, 2017.
Copy of Final Draft:
The electronic Final Draft Alternative Submittal can be accessed from the document links provided above. Due to its size, the Alternative is intended to be reviewed as an electronic document; however, a hardcopy of the Draft Alternative (not including reference documents) will be made available for review at SCGA’s office at the following address::
Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority
Attn: Ramon Roybal
827 7th St, Rm 301
Sacramento, CA 95814