Tuesday, March 19, 2019

AWA: Public Workshop on Western Amador County Groundwater Sustainability - Wed Mar 27

SUTTER CREEK, CA - A public workshop on groundwater management in the far western region of Amador County will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Amador Water Agency Board Chambers.

Anyone who lives, works, or manages land supported by wells in the Cosumnes Subbasin is encouraged to attend the workshop to learn about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), passed in 2014 to protect groundwater from depletion and overuse.

Under this law, groundwater users in the Cosumnes Subbasin can help shape how this vital resource is used -- everything from defining what constitutes sustainable groundwater usage to determining what steps local agencies will take to ensure there is balance between long-term supply and use.
In Amador County, the Consumnes Subbasin extends west from the northwest corner of the county on a diagonal that parallels Hwy 104 and the City of Ione to just west of Pardee Dam and the Mokelumne River (see map below).

Covered in the workshop will be how property owners in the area can help by providing data for a better understanding of conditions and groundwater use in the area, and determine if there are areas of concern in Amador County.

Attendees will also be introduced to the various agencies coordinating the development of a groundwater sustainability plan (GSP) for the area included in Amador County. Additional workshops are planned for the future as the local plan evolves.

For more information contact AWA General Manager Gene Mancebo, 209-223-3018.  Interested parties may also sign up for email updates at cosumnes.waterforum.org/get-involved.

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