The three Sonoma County Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (Santa Rosa Plain, Petaluma Valley and Sonoma Valley) are in the process of developing community engagement plans. Please take three minutes to complete this survey, adding as much or as little detail as you wish. Thank you for your input!
About the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in Sonoma County
In September 2014, Governor Brown signed historic legislation requiring that California’s critical groundwater resources be sustainably managed by local agencies. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) gives local agencies (cities, counties and water districts) powers to sustainably manage groundwater over the long-term, and requires Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) be developed for medium- and high-priority groundwater basins.
The first step implementing the new law was the creation of local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs). By the state deadline (June 30, 2017), three GSAs were formed in Sonoma County: Santa Rosa Plain, Sonoma Valley, and Petaluma Valley.