Board Ignores Concerns
So the board tells water districts they have to get their groundwater under control, but at the same time takes more of their surface water that they need to make it happen.
Feb 02, 2017
The article below explains the difficulty a water district has implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act when they don't have much to say about their surface water situation. No one disputes there is a critical over-drafting of groundwater and it needs to be addressed, but groundwater can only be recharged when surface water is available.
The board goes on the tell water districts that if they don't get their groundwater situation under control, the board will take over the responsibility. So the board tells water districts they have to get their groundwater under control, but at the same time takes more of their surface water that they need to make it happen.
Water districts are in an impossible situation that's being exacerbated by the water board, and the board says they will take over if the districts can't do it. It's the board that is making it impossible to comply. The article below by Stockton East Water District could have been written by any and all water districts.
Stockton East Water District: State water board ignores everyone but themselves
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