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Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP)

A single Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) is under development for the Wyandotte Creek Subbasin.  The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), passed in the fall of 2014, establishes a new structure for managing groundwater resources in California and requires adoption of a GSP by January 30, 2022.  Development of the Wyandotte Creek GSP is underway and is funded by a Proposition 1 GSP Planning grant. 

The main components and steps for GSP development are described here: https://groundwaterexchange.org/developing-a-groundwater-sustainability-plan/

 
Basin Setting Chapters

The Basin Setting Project (2018-2020) produced draft chapters for two main sections of the GSP:  the Basin Setting and Monitoring Network.  The draft Basin Setting chapter includes the hydrogeologic conceptual model, groundwater conditions, and water budget information for the subbasin.  Significant portions of the draft Monitoring Network chapter are also available.

Public review drafts of these chapters were released for a 30 day comment period August 10-September 8, 2020.  No public comments were received on the documents during that time.  These chapters will not be considered final until they are combined with the rest of the GSP for review and public comment in mid-2021.

Draft Wyandotte Basin Setting and Monitoring Networks_200820.pdf
 
Next Steps

Sustainable Management Criteria (SMC) and other portions of the plans are under development.  Preliminary drafts will be discussed by the advisory committee, the GSA Board and public workshops. 

As drafts are available for public comment, they will be posted here.

Anticipated schedule of GSP development and sections available for public review (subject to change, check the meeting schedules for the Board and Advisory Committee):

February 2021: Sustainable Management Criteria

March 2021: Representative Monitoring Network

June 2021: Projects and Management Actions

July 2021: Plan Implementation Chapter

September 2021: Complete Draft GSP

December 2021: GSA Board adopts the GSP

 

Public Comment

Comments or questions can be emailed to: WyandotteGSA@gmail.com

Or contact Christina Buck at 530-552-3593.