What is the Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency?

"Above the Salinas River" - An original oil painting by local Salinas Valley artist, Rhett Regina Owings [www.RhettsStudio.com]

Established in 2017 under California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency is tasked with the ambitious goal of developing a comprehensive groundwater sustainability plan by 2020 and implementing the plan to achieve basin sustainability by 2040.

The Agency's eleven-member Board is comprised of diverse interests from across the Salinas Valley.