As required by the State of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, three new GSAs were created to manage groundwater in Sonoma County. They are working to protect our groundwater resources and make sure our use of groundwater is sustainable.
Everyone is affected by groundwater in some way! It’s what makes our county beautiful and everyone should want to preserve it.
Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) are public agencies formed to sustainably manage groundwater in local groundwater basins.
A GSP is a 20-year plan to ensure the sustainable use of groundwater within a groundwater basin. The GSA is required by state law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, to develop a GSP by January 31, 2022.
The goal of the GSP is to establish a standard for sustainability of groundwater management and use, and to determine how the basin will achieve this standard.
Around 43,000 people in the three basins rely solely on groundwater for drinking and other basic needs
+21,800 acres of crops and vines combined depend on groundwater for irrigation in the three basin
Estimated 10.1 billion gallons annually for the three basins came from groundwater