GSA basin

NapaVision 2050 News: Victory for Water Protection

Victory for Water Protection Napa Valley’s extensive sub-basin must now be managed properly and no longer serve as the private punch bowl for deep drilling corporate vineyards By Napa Vision 2050 Board Officer, Gary Margadant Gary Margadant is on the board of the Mt. Veeder Stewardship Council and has actively researched and advocated for effective groundwater […]

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Comments from rural well homeowner on Sebastopol GSA hearing

Hearing on GSA: notes from attendee For those of you who could not attend this important meeting on Sebastopol joining the GSA basin panel. Fees for well owners is part of this conversation. There still seems to be alot of confusion.  Homeowner: For starters, the Wilson Grove had initially been characterized as Low Priority by

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SGMA boundaries modification update

DWR Finalizes Basin Boundary Modifications under SGMA The Department of Water Resources’ Sustainable Groundwater Management Office today released the 2018 Final Basin Boundary Modifications decisions and accompanying documents. In the final decisions, 35 basin boundary modifications requests were approved, four were denied, and four were partially approved. Click on the following links to view 2018

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Requested GSA Basins for Sonoma County

Groundwater Basin Boundary Changes Requested The following Basin Boundary Modifications related to Sonoma County groundwater basins have been submitted to California Department of Water Resources: The Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency submitted a request to modify the basin boundaries to be contiguous with the Sonoma-Napa county line. The City of Sebastopol and three neighboring mutual water companies (Fircrest, Belmont

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GSA Basin Boundary Modifications Submission Period Extended to September

In Sonoma County, 2 new basins have been potentially been added and the medium basins have been designated high priority basins. This is still a work in progress. Once finalized the GSA basin panels will have the authority of imminent domain, monitoring and charging fees to all well users, be able to pass capital improvements and

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Update: GSA Update on Basin Boundary Reprioritization and Hearing Today

Remember the GSA panels have state authority to charge fees for water use including wells, the power of imminent domain, power to raise monies for capital projects and more. They are talking fees now and want ag exempted, the largest group of water users.  Update: GSA Update on Basin Boundary Reprioritization and Hearing Today  

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