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Deadline Looms

Apr 20, 2017

Many areas struggling to set up groundwater agencies as deadline looms:  “With their deadline less than three months away, local governments in many critical California groundwater basins still haven’t settled on a local entity to implement the state’s new pumping regulations, a key water official says.  Counties, cities and water districts in many areas have submitted “a hodgepodge of overlapping claims” to be their region’s groundwater sustainability agency, said Pat Minturn, who is on the Northern California Water Association’s groundwater committee that’s working with state officials on solutions.  Other areas have thrown together joint-powers agreements that don’t identify such basic things as their voting structure for member governments or how costs would be shared, he told the Capital Press. … ”  Read more from the Capital Press here:Many areas struggling to set up groundwater agencies as deadline looms

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