With the passage of the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“SGMA”) in 2014, the Southwest Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency (“SWKGSA”) and its Board of Directors are participating in the implementation of the SGMA regulations and working to protect the interests of landowners within the SWKGSA boundaries. The SWKGSA is taking an active role in helping its landowners understand and comply with these new regulations as they are put into place.
Public Hearing Held On August 14, 2017 – A public hearing was held on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the District office (286 W. Cromwell Avenue in Fresno, California). The Board received public comments on the proposed Proposition 218 land-based assessments outlined in the Proposition 218 Engineer's Report (PDF).
Southwest Kings GSA Notification Submitted to DWR on March 29, 2017 – The SWKGSA's official GSA notification was submitted to the DWR and posted on March 29, 2017. The 90-day waiting period before becoming an exclusive GSA will end June 27, 2017.
DWR Publishes Best Management Practices for Sustainable Management of Groundwater (December 2016) – The DWR published Best Management Practices ("BMP"), a series of five documents that provide regulatory clarification, technical guidance, and general examples to assist groundwater sustainability agencies ("GSA") and inform local agencies and stakeholders. The BMPs will serve as an important reference as GSAs develop their plans to sustainably manage California’s groundwater basins.
Interim Update to Bulletin 118 Released in December 2016 – The California Department of Water Resources ("DWR") issued a Bulletin 118 Interim Update, California Groundwater, which provides key information to help local agencies meet requirements and deadlines under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act ("SGMA"). Bulletin 118 is California’s official compendium of the occurrence and nature of groundwater statewide.
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Southwest Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency, 2018