GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
The City of Brentwood is a Groundwater Sustainable Agency located within the East Contra Costa Subbasin and is working with the East Contra Costa Groundwater Sustainability Working Group to complete a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (Plan) for the basin. The East Contra Costa Groundwater Subbasin is a medium priority subbasin, as determined by the State, and requires preparation of a Plan under the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
The East Contra Costa Groundwater Sustainability Working Group seeks input on the Draft Plan as it is developed. Sections 3 and 4 of the Draft Plan discuss the purpose of the Plan, the sustainability goal, the planning area, current and historical water and land uses, and information on groundwater wells in the East Contra Costa Groundwater Subbasin.
Comments for Sections 3 and 4 can be provided using the link below and are requested by Friday, January 15, 2021. Reviewers are encouraged to read through the Table of Contents and learn more about the topics that will be considered in the GSP.
- Please use this survey to submit comments.
For additional SGMA inquiries, to provide more detailed comments, or to be included on the email distribution list, please contact email@example.com.
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), effective January 1, 2015, established a framework of priorities and requirements to facilitate sustainable groundwater management throughout the State. The intent of SGMA is for groundwater to be managed by local public agencies and newly-formed Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) to ensure a groundwater basin is operated within its sustainable yield through the development and implementation of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). The East Contra Costa Subbasin (Basin), referred to as San Joaquin Valley-East Contra Costa (5-022.19), is a Medium priority groundwater basin based on the Groundwater Basin Prioritization by the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) and is located in eastern Contra Costa County.
Eight local agencies (including the City of Brentwood) that overlay the Basin entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 9, 2017 to collaborate and develop a single GSP for the Basin. With one exception, each member agency of the Basin has become a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) to be the local agency to manage the Basin within their respective areas. Visit www.eccc-irwm.org/sgma for the complete list of member agencies.
Visit www.eccc-irwm.org/sgma for current news and happenings with the Groundwater Sustainability Plan.
To learn more about SGMA visit water.ca.gov/Programs/Groundwater-Management/SGMA-Groundwater-Management/Groundwater-Sustainability-Plans