Skip to main content

Research Brief on California's New Landscape for Groundwater Management

Local agencies across the state worked to form GSAs prior to SGMA’s deadline of June 30, 2017. This research brief provides an overview of the results of the GSA formation process, and what this portends for the next phase of SGMA implementation: the development of GSPs. This brief updates the preliminary analysis of GSA formation presented in the report "To Consolidate or Coordinate:  Status of the Formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agenies in California" (December 2016).  A key focus of our analysis has been to determine whether groundwater basins will be governed by a single or multiple entities.

Stanford Water in the West:  Research Brief on California’s New Landscape for Groundwater Management (Fall 2017)