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pressrelease DWR and WEF Provide Briefing on San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Conditions
SACRAMENTO –Water year 2016 is an improvement over the previous four severely dry years, but drought conditions persist in the San Joaquin Valley. As growers confront reduced surface water allocations, they continue to turn to groundwater. This heavy reliance on groundwater has resulted in declining water levels, increased overdraft and a heightened awareness of the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). (05/23/2016)
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pressrelease CWC Approves Regulations to Guide the Sustainable Groundwater Management Plans
SACRAMENTO – California today moved a big step closer to implementation of an historic law to protect groundwater basins from overdraft, as the California Water Commission approved regulations that will guide creation of sustainability plans by local groundwater agencies. (05/18/2016)
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pressrelease DWR Regulations to Guide Local Sustainable Groundwater Management Plans Approved by CWC
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) regulations that will guide local groundwater sustainability agency management and regulation of California’s groundwater basins as outlined in the historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) enacted by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2014 were approved by the California Water Commission today. The approved emergency regulations now will be filed with the Office of Administrative Law and go into effect June 2016. (05/18/2016)
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pressrelease New Regulations Will Guide the Sustainable Groundwater Management Plans of California Communities
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released proposed regulations that will guide local groundwater sustainability agency management and regulation of California’s groundwater basins as outlined in the historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) enacted by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2014. Improving Sustainable Groundwater Management is also a key element of the California Water Action Plan. These regulations will move California toward successful implementation of SGMA and more sustainable management of our groundwater resources. (05/11/2016)
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pressrelease Boating Scheduled to Resume at Pyramid Lake on May 2
SACRAMENTO – Pyramid Lake’s water level will have risen enough following a planned drawdown over the past week that boating on the lake will resume on May 2, the Department of Water Resources announced today. (04/28/2016)
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