DRAFT GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY PLAN AND PUBLIC MEETING
The East Contra Costa Groundwater Sustainability Working Group is preparing a Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (Plan) and seeks input on the first two sections of the document. 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).
Sections 1 and 2 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. You may comment on the document without attending the meeting. Sections 1 and 2 are found at the link below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the document. Comments are due on July 20, 2020.
Link to document and other information: http://tinyurl.com/ECCGSP-1
An online public meeting was held on Thursday, July 9, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. You may watch the video at https://vimeo.com/439058233.
For additional SGMA inquiries, to provide more detailed comments, or to be included on the email list, please send us an email.
“Planning a secure groundwater future”
The City of Brentwood is a Groundwater Sustainable Agency in the East Contra Costa Subbasin. For more information, keep reading or visit www.eccc-irwm.org/sgma.
City of Brentwood Seeks Comments on the Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan: For more information visit https://www.eccc-irwm.org/sgma-documents-reports
Comments are due on the above sections by July 20, 2020. Please use the following link to submit comments: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ECC_GSP_Chpts1_2
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