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Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

On September 16, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a three-bill legislative package, composed of AB 1739 (Dickinson)SB 1168 (Pavley), and SB 1319 (Pavley), collectively known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)


SGMA requires governments and water agencies of high and medium priority basins to halt overdraft and bring groundwater basins into balanced levels of pumping and recharge. Under SGMA, these basins should reach sustainability within 20 years of implementing their sustainability plans. For critically over-drafted basins, that will be 2040. For the remaining high and medium priority basins, 2042 is the deadline. 


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.

Yucaipa Sustainable Groundwater Management Agency

The Yucaipa Sustainable Groundwater Management Agency was formed in 2017 by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between local water purveyors and municipalities, and regional water agencies to jointly implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.  


YUCAIPA SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT AGENCIES

City of Calimesa

City of Redlands

City of Yucaipa

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District 

San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency

South Mesa Water Company

South Mountain Water Company 

Western Heights Water Company

Yucaipa Valley Water District