Sustainable Groundwater Management

Groundwater is underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand, and rock. It is stored in, and moves slowly through, geologic formations called aquifers.

The State of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) legislated in 2014 recognizes that: Groundwater provides a significant portion of California’s water supply and that Groundwater resources are most effectively managed at the local or regional level.

Established in 2018, Montecito Groundwater Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency is the official local agency responsible for developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the basin.

Community Involvement is Encouraged! The groundwater sustainability agency shall consider the interests of all beneficial uses and users of groundwater.

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Now Accepting Aplications Learn more and apply by March 6, 2020!

GSA NEXT BOARD MEETING: April 14, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Location: Montecito Fire Station #1, 595 San Ysidro Road, 93108

Standing Board Meeting Time is Quarterly (January, April, July, October) Second Tuesday of the month at 9:30am

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