Boundary Lines Complicate Groundwater Management

Taylor Hillman Drought, Water

Boundary Lines
Forming local water agencies is proving to be challenging for some and political boundary lines only complicate the issue.

Complicating Groundwater Management

It’s proving to be a challenge to get everyone involved in forming local water entities. Tulare County Farm Bureau Executive Director Tricia Stever-Blattler says complicating the issue even more is the imaginary political boundaries counties are looking at in groundwater basins.

California Groundwater Website
For the first time in California history, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) empowers local agencies to adopt groundwater management plans that are tailored to the resources and needs of their communities. Good groundwater management will provide a buffer against drought and climate change, and contribute to reliable water supplies regardless of weather patterns. California depends on groundwater for a major portion of its annual water supply, and sustainable groundwater management is essential to a reliable and resilient water system. The California Groundwater website offers links and news from state, local and non-governmental agencies.