The Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) is a public agency formed to sustainably manage groundwater in the Santa Rosa Plain groundwater basin. The agency was formed in June 2017 and has a Board of Directors, an administrator and an advisory committee.

Agendas & Meeting Calendar

Find out when and where the Board of Directors and the Advisory Committee are meeting next

Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Take a look at our twenty year plan for groundwater sustainability

G.U.I.D.E

Groundwater User Information Data Exchange (GUIDE) Program. Review and update your water use information here

Find Your Basin

To determine your basin of residence, click here and type your address into the search bar at the top left of the page

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Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Users Have Opportunity to Update Well Information

Starting Monday, March 22, groundwater users who own property in the Santa Rosa Plain area will have an opportunity to review and update their water use information. The new Groundwater User Information Data Exchange (GUIDE) Program is being launched by the Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) to improve understanding of how groundwater is used, and the number and types of water wells in the Santa Rosa Plain basin.

Go to GUIDE Program information page.

Request for Qualifications – Data Review, Fee Analysis and Rate-Setting Services

The Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency, Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency, and Petaluma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (collectively, Agencies) are requesting qualification submittals from consultants with experience in data and fee analysis and rate setting for public agencies. The Agencies are primarily interested in the consultant’s experience in relation to setting fees and rates pursuant to Propositions 26 and 218, specifically as they relate to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

A full description and the RFQ can be found here.

The RFQ schedule is below:

March 29, 2021                 Availability of the Request for Qualifications

April 14, 2021                     Deadline for Submission of Interpretation and/or Questions

Aril 28, 2021                       Closing date for the Request for Qualifications

May 12, 2021                      Interview date for short listed firms (if needed)

All questions should be submitted via email to: ann.dubay@scwa.ca.gov

Monthly Email Updates

Find out what’s happening with groundwater activities in Sonoma County by reading the latest email update. Visit the “Email Updates” page to read updates from past months.

Santa Rosa Plain groundwater basin land use and crop type map (click to view larger)

What is the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act?
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires that California groundwater basins identified as high or medium priority establish a Groundwater Sustainability Agency by June 30, 2017, and develop a plan for sustainable management by January 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. SGMA defines sustainable management as:

“Management and use of groundwater in a manner that can be maintained during the planning and implementation horizon without causing undesirable results.”

The Santa Rosa Plain GSA will be tracking six main sustainability indicators:

Lowering Groundwater Levels

Seawater Intrusion

Reduction of Storage

Land Subsidence

Degraded Groundwater Quality

Surface Water Depletion

For more information about groundwater, visit our Understanding Groundwater page or read our Groundwater Primer.
Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development Timeline