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Sustainable Groundwater Management Act


The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was signed on September 16, 2014 by Governor Brown. The SGMA is comprised of three legislative bills, SB 1168 (Pavley), SB 1319 (Pavley), and AB 1739 (Dickinson) and is intended to “strengthen local management and monitoring of groundwater basins most critical to the state’s water needs” (Governor’s Office of Planning & Research).


The Governor’s Office of Planning & Research (OPR) has published a timeline related to the SGMA that begins January 1, 2015. The Groundwater Legislation Timeline is available here.

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