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GSP Regulations Approved by Water Commission

The California Water Commission approved the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Emergency Regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) and Alternatives on May 18, 2016.  Following approval by the Office of Administrative Law, the regulations will go into effect in June 2016.

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was intended to recognize that groundwater is best managed on the local level and that each groundwater basin has unique characteristics and challenges. An inherently technical and complex task, managing groundwater requires regulations that can address the goal of sustainability across such a geologically and hydrologically diverse State.

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