What authority does a GSA have?

SGMA gives GSAs numerous new tools and authorities to manage the groundwater and implement the objectives of the GSP. These include the authority to conduct investigations, determine the sustainable yield of a groundwater basin, measure and limit extraction, impose fees for groundwater management, and enforce the terms of a GSP. These authorities can be implemented by one or multiple GSAs. Chapter 5 of SGMA describes the powers and authorities in greater detail.

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1. Why did the County form the GSA?
2. What authority does a GSA have?
3. What does a GSA do?
4. What is the legislative timeline for SGMA Implementation?
5. Does the GSA regulate surface water?
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