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[[File:Salinas Valley Groundwater Basins.png|350px|thumb|Map of aquifers under the authority of the SVGBGSA. Photo from [http://www.asceoc.org/images/uploads/CASGEM_BasinPrioritization_Statewide.jpg]<ref>[http://www.asceoc.org/newsletter/article/overview_of_the_sustainable_groundwater_management_act_and_how_it_affects_o]</ref>]]
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[[File:Salinas Valley Groundwater Basins.png|350px|thumb|Map of aquifers under the authority of the SVBGSA. Photo from [http://www.asceoc.org/images/uploads/CASGEM_BasinPrioritization_Statewide.jpg]<ref>[http://www.asceoc.org/newsletter/article/overview_of_the_sustainable_groundwater_management_act_and_how_it_affects_o]</ref>]]
 
The Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA) was created in 2017 under the [[Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)|SGMA]] with the mission of creating and implementing a sustainable groundwater management plan by 2020 to achieve sustainable groundwater use by 2040.<ref name="SV"> https://svbgsa.org/about-us/ </ref>
 
The Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA) was created in 2017 under the [[Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)|SGMA]] with the mission of creating and implementing a sustainable groundwater management plan by 2020 to achieve sustainable groundwater use by 2040.<ref name="SV"> https://svbgsa.org/about-us/ </ref>
  
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== SGMA ==
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The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act required that every basin of high- to medium-risk create a Sustainable Groudnwater Plan (SGP) by June 30th 2017. In the case of the Salinas Valley Basin that resulted in the creation of the SVBGSA.
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== Organization ==
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The SVBGSA has a board of 11 members occupying different seats to consider different stakeholder viewpoints. These members and their focus are are:
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* Adam Secondo, Secondo Farms- Agriculture, Pressure
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* Bill Lipe, Rava Ranches- Agriculture, Upper Valley/Paso
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* Brenda Granillo, Cal Water- CPUC Regulated Water Company
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* Colby Pereira, Costa Farms- Agriculture, East Side/Langley
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* Janet Brennan, LandWatch- Environment
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* Lou Calcagno- Public Member
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* Supervisor Luis Alejo, Monterey County- Other GSA Eligible Entity
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* Mayor Joe Gunter, City of Salinas- City of Salinas
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* City Manager Mike McHatten, City of Soledad- South County Cities
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* Ron Stefani, Castroville CSD- Disadvantaged Community or Public Water System, including Mutual Water Companies serving residential customers
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* Steve McIntyre, Monterey Pacific/McIntyre Vineyards- Agriculture, Forebay <ref> https://svbgsa.org/about-us/board-advisory/board/</ref>
  
  

Revision as of 10:55, 4 April 2019

Map of aquifers under the authority of the SVBGSA. Photo from [2][1]

The Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA) was created in 2017 under the SGMA with the mission of creating and implementing a sustainable groundwater management plan by 2020 to achieve sustainable groundwater use by 2040.[2]


SGMA

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act required that every basin of high- to medium-risk create a Sustainable Groudnwater Plan (SGP) by June 30th 2017. In the case of the Salinas Valley Basin that resulted in the creation of the SVBGSA.

Organization

The SVBGSA has a board of 11 members occupying different seats to consider different stakeholder viewpoints. These members and their focus are are:

  • Adam Secondo, Secondo Farms- Agriculture, Pressure
  • Bill Lipe, Rava Ranches- Agriculture, Upper Valley/Paso
  • Brenda Granillo, Cal Water- CPUC Regulated Water Company
  • Colby Pereira, Costa Farms- Agriculture, East Side/Langley
  • Janet Brennan, LandWatch- Environment
  • Lou Calcagno- Public Member
  • Supervisor Luis Alejo, Monterey County- Other GSA Eligible Entity
  • Mayor Joe Gunter, City of Salinas- City of Salinas
  • City Manager Mike McHatten, City of Soledad- South County Cities
  • Ron Stefani, Castroville CSD- Disadvantaged Community or Public Water System, including Mutual Water Companies serving residential customers
  • Steve McIntyre, Monterey Pacific/McIntyre Vineyards- Agriculture, Forebay [3]


References

  1. [1]
  2. https://svbgsa.org/about-us/
  3. https://svbgsa.org/about-us/board-advisory/board/