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​​​​​​A variety of resources and articles related to SGMA, Groundwater Sustainability Plans, Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and other groundwater-related data and information.  (Listed chronologically by publication date.)

"To Consolidate or Coordinate: Status of the Formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agenies in California"

Stanford Water in the West: To Consolidate or Coordinate: Status of the Formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agencies in California — this report provides a preliminary look at whether local agencies are pursuing consolidate (single GSA) or coordinated (multiple GSA) approaches to managing groundwater basins, and why.  Yolo County is a highlighted case study! (December 2016)

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"Designing Effective Groundwater Sustainability Agencies: Criteria for Evaluation of Local Governance Options"

The primary purpose of this document is to assist stakeholders and decision makers in evaluating the design of GSAs. It aims to empower them to think critically about whether proposed GSAs will meet their needs now and in the future, and—if not—which tools may help to achieve these goals. The framework presented here draws on experience in other natural resource management contexts and on research…

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