Ground­wa­ter plan OK’d by Lodi Coun­cil

Lodi News-Sentinel - - PAGE TWO - — Oula Miq­bel

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.

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