Sonoma Valley groundwater community workshop
Do you get your water from a well?
Do you worry about your water quality or water levels?
Are you concerned about the costs of water in the future?
Then attend an online community workshop on Monday, July 20, 5:30-7 p.m., to learn about groundwater in the Sonoma Valley basin and to share your ideas about sustainable groundwater.
You will have the opportunity to participate in a “virtual” break out discussion to provide your feedback following the presentations.
Go to www.sonomavalleygroundwater.org to find out how to attend via Zoom.
The online workshop is being hosted by the Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency, which is tasked with managing groundwater in the Sonoma Valley basin.
The agency was formed as a requirement of the State of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), which became law in 2015. SGMA requires that California groundwater basins identified as high or medium priority establish a Groundwater Sustainability Agency, and develop a plan for sustainable management by Jan. 31, 2022.
If the local GSAs fail to follow the timeline, then the State Water Resources Control Board will step in and intervene in local groundwater management.
The boundaries of the Sonoma Valley basin encompass approximately 70 square miles from Dunbar Road south to San Pablo Bay. The basin does not currently include Kenwood.