On January 24, 2017, the public is invited to participate in a Stakeholder Forum to learn about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and provide input regarding the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) for the Santa Clara River Valley East Subbasin. This groundwater subbasin is located primarily in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SGMA (a package of three bills: AB 1739, SB1168 and SB 1319) provides a framework for sustainable management of groundwater resources by local agencies. SGMA requires that the groundwater sustainability agencies be formed by June 30, 2017. The GSA will then be responsible for developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan by 2022 that will achieve sustainability by 2042.
Currently, Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA), CLWA Santa Clarita Water Division, Los Angeles County Waterworks District #36, Newhall County Water District, Valencia Water Company and others including the City of Santa Clarita and County of Los Angeles are working together to explore GSA formation options for the Santa Clara River East Valley Subbasin.
The first Stakeholder Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Sycamore Rooms A/B, Santa Clarita 91350.
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