GSA Activities

Community Meeting:  Groundwater Sustainability in Our Basin

This public workshop held on July 29 was an opportunity for well owners, farmers and others in the Santa Rosa Plain to learn about groundwater in the basin and to help define local, sustainable groundwater management.

Presentations include:

Opening Remarks: Sam Magill, Facilitator, CSU Sacramento Consensus and Collaboration Program

Welcome: Chair Lynda Hopkins

The Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Basin: Marcus Trotta, Hydrogeologist, Sonoma Water

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Questions about the basin?: Meeting Participants

Defining Groundwater Sustainability: Andy Rogers, GSA Administrator

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Questions about sustainability?: Meeting Participants?

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Recharging Groundwater Basins:  Facts, Myths, Projects and Possibilities Workshop

This public workshop held on December 11, focused on how groundwater can be recharged to help better manage and sustain local aquifers.

Presentations include:

Recharge: What is it? How does it work? What are the different types of recharge?

Marcus Trotta, Sonoma Water

 California’s Flood-MAR (Managed Aquifer Recharge) project: What is it? Where is it happening? How does it work?

Kamyar Guivetchi, California Department of Water Resources

Local recharge efforts: What farmers are doing in Sonoma County to enhance recharge.

Dr. Phil Bachand, Bachand & Associates

Recharge Workshop Flyer

FloodMAR fact sheet

UCCE Groundwater Recharge

Implementation Factors FloodMAR

FloodMAR Research and Data Development

Increased Shallow Groundwater Levels from RAU

ALL Workshop Presentation

Recharge Workshop Notes



GSA Activities

Climate Change Workshop

On May 22, the three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies held a public workshop “How a changing climate could affect our groundwater basins – and what we’re doing about it.” The focus of this public workshop was on how climate change must be addressed in the Groundwater Sustainability Plans.

Workshop Notes

How Models Can be Used to Determine the Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Presentation

Sonoma Water Regional Water Resource Climate Adaptation Programs Presentation

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and Climate Change Presentation


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