Kings Subbasin Coordination

Groundwater Sustainability Plan Coordination

CA DWR outlines the three options for developing and implementing Groundwater Sustainability Plan’s (GSPs) in a subbasin. According to the law, a GSP may:

  1. Be a single GSP developed and implemented by one GSA covering the entire subbasin OR
  2. Be a single GSP developed and implemented by multiple GSAs covering the entire subbasin OR
  3. Be multiple GSP’s developed and implemented by multiple GSAs under a formal coordination agreement covering the entire subbasin

The Kings Subbasin GSAs are moving forward with option 3, and as such will be entering a formal coordination agreement to achieve subbasin alignment towards sustainability.

A coordination agreement includes:

  • a description of a single point of contact for the basin
  • establishes procedures for resolving conflict
  • ensures multiple GSAs use the same data and methodologies for assumptions in the GSPs
  • describes a coordinated data management system