California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA) is aimed at strengthening local control and management of groundwater basins throughout the state. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has defined the boundaries for groundwater basins that require management under SGMA. On November 16, 2015, DWR initiated the process for local agencies to request modifications to groundwater basin boundaries.
Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD), in coordination with San Lorenzo Valley Water District and the County of Santa Cruz has been working with HydroMetrics Water Resources, Inc. to develop a the Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin Boundary Revision Request. The SVWD seeks local input on its proposal to modify the existing groundwater basins as a larger basin called the Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin. This notice provides information about the proposed modifications on providing input.
The modified basin boundary will better reflect the geologic structure of the area, and mirror the ongoing management of the area’s shared groundwater resource. It will also clarify and define the boundaries with adjacent basins that are managed by neighboring agencies. Click here to view the Santa Margarita Goundwater Basin Boundary Revision Request Draft Report. Additional information about rules regulating public and local input as well as links from DWR on the basin boundary modification process are also provided on the website.
For notification of the proposed modification, or for additional information regarding the Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin Boundary Modification, please email or submit a written request to the following address:
Scotts Valley Water District
Attn: Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin Boundary Modification
2 Civic Center Drive
Scotts Valley, California 95066