Past Groundwater Management

Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Management Plan

To address the imbalance between groundwater recharge and discharge, a balanced group of stakeholders called the Basin Advisory Panel (BAP) developed a Groundwater Management Plan (GMP) to locally and voluntarily manage groundwater resources.

The Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Management Plan (2014) aimed to locally manage and protect groundwater resources through non-regulatory measures to support all beneficial uses, including human, agriculture, and ecosystems, in an environmentally sound, economical, and equitable manner for present and future generations.

The BAP determined seven management components to ensure implementation achieves the goals and objectives: Stakeholder involvement, monitoring program and modeling, groundwater protection, increased conservation and efficiency, increased groundwater recharge, increased water recycling, and integrated groundwater management. The BAP’s final meeting was held in August 2017. The work that BAP members did will serve as a critical foundation for the Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Plan.