A Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) is a 20-year plan to ensure the sustainable use of groundwater within a groundwater basin.
The Ukiah Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) is required by state law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), to develop a GSP by 2022. The goal of the GSP is to establish a standard for “sustainability” of groundwater management and use, and to determine how the basin will achieve this standard.
On August 16, 2021 the GSA authorized the release of the draft GSP for public review and invited the public to comment on the plan through a public review process which closed on September 24. After public comments were reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Technical team and necessary changes were incorporated into the plan, the technical team released the latest draft of the GSP for Board review on November 22 (see below). A final complete GSP Draft was available on December 10 (see below). The Board of Directors held a public hearing on 6:00 PM, on December 15, 2021, online via Zoom, to consider the adoption of a GSP, where the Board of Directors unanimously adopted the resolution adopt the GSP.
The Ukiah Valley Basin GSP was submitted to the DWR on January 28th, 2022 and was opened to the public on February 14th, 2022 for the 75 day public comment period ending on April 30th, 2022. The Ukiah Valley Basin GSP can be found on this webpage below or on the DWR SGMA Portal.