What does a GSA do?

The primary purpose of a GSA under SGMA is to develop and implement a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to achieve long-term groundwater sustainability.  GSAs are empowered to utilize a number of new management tools to achieve the sustainability goal, such as: register and meter groundwater wells, mandate annual extraction and water level reports from individual wells, impose limits on extractions, mitigate against overdraft, implement rules and regulations, and assess fees to support creation and implementation of a GSP.

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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?
6. Return to the Groundwater FAQ page