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In September 2023, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the final funding recommendation for round 2 of their SGMA Implementation Grant program. The Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Agency (YSGA) was among the award recipients, having been awarded just over $7.9 million to complete projects that will enhance groundwater sustainability efforts in the Yolo Subbasin.
The Dunnigan Groundwater Recharge Project, led by Dunnigan Water District, launched in early 2022 as a pilot project with the diversion of about 200 AF from the Tehama-Colusa Canal into Buckeye Creek. The project has successfully expanded to include on-farm recharge and seasonal wetland habitat. The project now plans to recharge 5,000 AF per year into the aquifer and provide 500 acres of shorebird…
The City of Woodland relies primarily on treated surface water from the Woodland Davis Clean Water Agency (WDCWA) for its water supply, with augmentation through its Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) program. Woodland’s ASR program improves short-term drought resiliency and long-term water supply reliability by storing high-quality treated Sacramento River water in the underground aquifer when…
June 2022 Public Meetings
The citizen science program is being started to allow domestic well owners to monitor their own water levels. Measuring equipment will be loaned out at no cost to the well owner. All domestic well users within the Subbasin are eligible.
The YSGA is working to create Advisory Committees for each of the six management areas (MA) within the Yolo Subbasin.
Yolo County Dry Well Assistance
The 2022 Annual Update covers water years 2018 - 2021.
DWR will be coordinating AEM surveys to help improve the understanding of groundwater resources and support local management efforts in their goals to implement SGMA.
California's Groundwater Live provides a statewide analysis of up-to-date groundwater conditions.
Explore groundwater levels at monitoring wells throughout the Subbasin.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), a non-profit organization is offering private well owners free well assessments and water quality screening for nitrate. See the two flyers below for more information: