The Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) is the roadmap to sustainability in MAGSA and a requirement of the 2014 California law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA required areas designated as medium- or high-priority and critically overdrafted to complete a GSP by January 31, 2020.
MAGSA, along with the other Kings Subbasin GSAs, developed and submitted its GSP and a Kings Subbasin coordination agreement to the State by the January 31, 2020 deadline.
SGMA is an iterative process and includes designated periods for GSP review and revisions. As the regulating and assisting agency under SGMA, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) had two years to evaluate the GSPs. On January 28, 2022, DWR provided notes on what changes needed to be made for the Kings Subbasin GSPs to be complete.
The Kings Subbasin GSA’s were then given until July 27, 2022 to make revisions based on DWR’s comments and resubmit their GSPs. MAGSA and the other Kings Subbasin GSAs have been diligently working together to prepare revised Plans in response to DWR’s feedback and ultimately achieve groundwater sustainability in the region by 2040.