Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Exempt basins

'Sustainable' groundwater? It's not universal standard

Groundwater composes as much as 40 percent of California's total water supply, on average, and more in dry years. DWR

DWR

Water Deeply

Next year, a new law will revolutionize how California manages its groundwater. By June 30, according to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, many groundwater users must form new agencies and begin drafting plans to "sustainably manage" their aquifers. But an entirely different category of groundwater is exempt from SGMA: "adjudicated" groundwater basins.

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San Joaquin supervisors assail water flow plan

Stockton Record

San Joaquin County has joined several local water districts and boards in opposing a state plan to increase pulse flows in the lower San Joaquin River. The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously expressed its opposition to proposed changes in the Water Quality Control Plan presented by the state.

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