Groundwater Sustainability Plan
A Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) is a 20-year plan to ensure the sustainable use of groundwater within a groundwater basin. The Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) is required by state law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), to develop a GSP by January 31, 2022. The goal of the GSP is to establish a standard for “sustainability” of groundwater management and use, and to determine how the basin will achieve this standard. Throughout 2021, updated draft GSP Sections will be released for comments by stakeholders and the public. The full Draft GSP will be released for comment in Fall 2021. To receive a notice when a Section is available for comment, please sign up to be included on the Interested Parties list.
How to Comment on Draft Sections:
- Click on the link to the Draft Section that is open for comment.
- Click on the link to the comment form. Most comment forms will include a few optional questions (but your responses would be helpful and appreciated). For specific comments, you must include the page number of the Draft Section.
- You cannot “save” your comments, so if you run out of time, click on the “Submit” button. You can always add new comments by returning to the site later and filling out a new form.
For questions about the sections and figures, contact the GSA.
Table of Contents
Section 3 - Basin Setting: Now open for comment through May 24!
This section provides information about the physical setting, characteristics, jurisdictions, water sources, land uses and current conditions of the Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Subbasin, including the identification of data gaps and levels of uncertainty. This Section also includes the historic, current and projected water budget for the subbasin.
Please note that Section 3 is the longest, and one of the most technical sections of the GSP. For ease of access and downloading, the materials are currently divided into smaller segments, including the Section 3 Main Body text; Section 3 Appendix; Section 3 figures; Section 3 Water Budget description and figures; Section 3 Water Budget Appendix.
Helpful hint: Commenters should consider making separate comments for the Main Body text and for the Water Budget text.
Section 3 Main Body Text
Section 3 Appendix 3-A
Section 3 Appendix 3-B
Section 3 Figures 3-1 through 3-12
Section 3 Figures 3-13a-e
Section 3 Figures 3-13f-i
Section 3 Figures 3-14 through 3-19
Section 3 Water Budget Text and Figures
Section 3 Water Budget Appendix WB 3-1
Section 3 Water Budget Appendix WB 3-2
Accepting Comments Now!
Section 1 Introduction
Comment Period Closed for this Section. You will have another chance to comment when the full GSP is released in summer 2021
Section 2 Description of Plan Area
Read New Draft Section 2
New Draft Figures for Section 2
Comment Period Closed for this Section. You will have another chance to comment when the full GSP is released in summer 2021.