Aug 22, 2020
Calif. water agency wrestles 7,000-percent cost increase or state takeover
The long-awaited conflict between California’s ambitious laws to limit groundwater use and the people of California has arrived.
The front: the Mojave Desert.
Friday, the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority is set to hold a protest vote of its water users to determine if it will adopt a “basin replenishment fee.”
The fee is an element of the Authority’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan, a key guiding document required under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).