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California Dept. of Water Resources Groundwater Management Program

For the first time in its history, California has a framework for sustainable, groundwater management - “management and use of groundwater in a manner that can be maintained during the planning and implementation horizon without causing undesirable results.”

SGMA empowers local agencies to form Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) to manage basins sustainably and requires those GSAs to adopt Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for crucial groundwater basins in California.

Learn more about SGMA and the importance of groundwater by viewing California’s Groundwater and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Program