Valley-Wide Integrated Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Valley-Wide Integrated Groundwater Sustainability Plan2019-04-03T12:29:53+00:00

Current Drafts available for comment:

Valley-Wide Integrated Groundwater Sustainability Plan, Chapter 5
(released 3/14/19)

Previous Drafts:

Valley-Wide Integrated Groundwater Sustainability Plan, Chapters 1-4
(released 1/10/19)


Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency

The currently released draft chapters of the Valley-Wide Integrated Groundwater Sustainability Plan are available for review on the link to the left. The chapters were released by the Board of Directors for a thirty day public comment period beginning the date reflected on the link. Comments may be submitted to General Manager Gary Petersen at

The GSPs are being prepared in keeping with the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014. All chapters of these final GSPs must be completed and approved by the Board and filed with the California Department of Water Resources by 1/31/20.

Meeting information for the Planning and Advisory Committees’ and Board’s review of the GSP may be viewed at The current tentative schedule for approval of draft chapters follows. Once all chapters are complete and approved, a formal ninety-day window of public comment will be opened for the entirety of the GSP.

Salinas GSP Draft Chapters Review

GSP Chapter Title Planning Committee Advisory Committee Presentation Board Meeting Presentation
1 Introduction 6-Nov-18 20-Nov-18 13-Dec-18
2 Agency Information 6-Nov-18 20-Nov-18 13-Dec-18
3 Description of Area 6-Nov-18 20-Nov-18 13-Dec-18
4 Hydrogeologic Conceptual Model 6-Dec-18 20-Dec-18 10-Jan-10
5 Groundwater Conditions 7-Feb-19 21-Feb-19 14-Mar-19
6 Water Budget (historical) 2-May-19 16-May-19 13-Jun-19
Water Budget (current & future) 2-May-19 16-May-19 13-Jun-19
7 Monitoring Networks 4-Apr-19 18-Apr-19 9-May-19
8 Sustainable Management Criteria 2-May-19 16-May-19 13-Jun-19
9 Projects and Programs 6-Jun-19 20-Jun-19 11-Jul-19
10 Implementation 6-Jun-19 20-Jun-19 11-Jul-19
11 Outreach 6-Jun-19 20-Jun-19 11-Jul-19
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