With the passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in 2014, local agencies in California’s groundwater basins are required to develop and implement a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). One such basin is the North American Subbasin (NASb) in parts of Sutter, Placer, and Sacramento counties. Fortunately, the NASb was subject to progressive groundwater management by several local agencies prior to SGMA passage, so it is well-positioned to comply with the act.
SGMA requires that local entities act in the capacity of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA). In the NASb, five GSAs have formed to ensure that the entire basin is covered by GSAs that will work directly with their local constituents. The five GSAs have worked actively together since early 2017 and intend to prepare a single GSP to cover the entire NASb by mid-2021.
This website will be used throughout development of the GSP and beyond to communicate with stakeholders interested in development and future implementation of the NASb GSP. Stakeholders are encouraged to sign up using the form below to be engaged in the process.