DISCOVERY BAY CSD IS A GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABLE AGENCY
The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires Groundwater Sustainable Agencies (GSAs) in high- and medium-priority basins to develop and implement Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). The intent of SGMA is for groundwater to be managed by local public agencies and GSAs to ensure a groundwater basin is operated within its sustainable yield through the development and implementation of a GSP.
Discovery Bay groundwater is in the Tracy Subbasin. The Tracy Subbasin has been designated by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) as a medium-priority basin. On April 5, 2017, the Discovery Bay Community Services District became a GSA and on May 9, 2017 entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with seven other east Contra Costa GSAs to work together in the development of a GSP. See the MOU here: https://www.eccc-irwm.org/Files/SGMA_ECCGSA_FinalMOU-signed.pdf
On September 11, 2018, application was made to DWR to split the Tracy Subbasin along the Contra Costa – San Joaquin County Line (Basin Boundary Modification request). The 30-day comment period ends midnight October 11, 2018. The website to submit comments is: https://sgma.water.ca.gov/basinmod/modrequest/comments/229
The East Contra Costa Basin GSAs will provide periodic updates on the development of a GSP and you can monitor this process by visiting https://www.eccc-irwm.org/sgma.html
The Town of Discovery Bay encourages ongoing public comment at our Board of Directors and at our Water/Wastewater Committee meetings concerning our GSA activities. We would like to have your input and comments on the Basin Boundary Modification and development of the GSP. Board of Directors and Committee meeting dates, times and agendas are located at: https://www.todb.ca.gov/agendas-minutes
To learn more about SGMA visit https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Groundwater-Management/SGMA-Groundwater-Management/Groundwater-Sustainability-Plans