Groundwater plan OK’d by Lodi Council
LODI — The Lodi City Council approved by the
Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Basin Sustainability Plan during the Nov. 20 Wednesday Night City Council meeting at Carnegie Forum, 305 West Pine Street, Lodi.
The California Legislature passed comprehensive groundwater legislation enacting the “Sustainable Groundwater Management Act” (SGMA). Former Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation into law on Sept.16, 2014, and went into effective on Jan. 1, 2015.
SGMA requires the formation of groundwater sustainability agencies and the development and implementation of one or more GSPs for each groundwater basin categorized by the California Department of Water Resources as high- or medium-priority.
The Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Authority is a collaboration of agencies (including Lodi) within San Joaquin County working to prepare a GSP in accordance with the SGMA legislation.