This Act sets the framework for local authorities to manage sustainable groundwater. The comprehensive three-bill package requires groundwater sustainability agencies to assess local basin conditions and adopt sustainable management plans. The Modesto Subbasin’s sustainability plan will be implemented in 2022.
State intervention is limited to allow for maximum local control over our groundwater resources. Only when a groundwater sustainability agency is not formed and/or fails to create and implement a 20-year sustainability plan will the State take