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Sustainable Groundwater Management in N. Sacramento Valley – Regional Forum

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Sustainable Groundwater Managmeent Act (SGMA) went into effect January 1, 2015. It was described as:

Local agencies will now have the power to assess the conditions of their local groundwater basins and take the necessary steps to bring those basins in a state of chronic long-term overdraft into balance.

– Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. – From the letter accompanying the signing of AB 1739, SB 1168, and SB 1319

Please join us at Rolling Hills Casino Event Center in Corning, CA for a regional forum to discuss how local agencies are progressing in the implementation of SGMA. It is vital that local water users understand SGMA and engage in its implementation.

RSVP required. RSVP online here.


8:00-8:30: Registration, sign-in, refreshments

8:30-8:40: Welcome, introductions – Allan Fulton, UC Cooperative Extension, Tehama County

8:40-9:00: Update on North Valley Groundwater Conditions – Glenn Gordon, California Department of Water Resources, Northern Regional Office

9:00-9:20: Bringing clarity to water regulatory programs faced by agriculture – Jack Rice

9:20-9:50: Overview of SGMA and roles of state agencies – Bill Ehorn, California Department of Water Resources, Northern Regional office and Sam Boland, State Water Resources Control Board

9:50-10:15: Examples of sustainable criteria and possible management actions – Thomas Harter, University of California Davis and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

10:15-10:30 – Break, refreshments

10:30-Noon: Updates from your local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) – Moderator Christine Buck, Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation

Participating GSAs:
Tehama County GSA- Ryan Teubert
Corning Sub-basin- Ryan Teubert and Lisa Hunter
Glenn Groundwater Authority- Lisa Hunter
Colusa Groundwater Authority- Mary Fahey
Vina GSA- Paul Gosselin
Butte Sub-basin- Joe Mendes
Wyandotte Creek GSA- Michael Massaro

Noon-1:30pm: Lunch, visit GSA information tables, Q&A period

This meeting is possible thanks to our sponsors:
Ag-Land Investment Brokers, Agricultural Groundwater Users of Butte County, Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation, Butte Water District, Butte County Farm Bureau, Golden State Farm Credit, North Valley Ag Services, Plumas Bank, Richvale Irrigation District, Tehama County Farm Bureau, UC Cooperative Extension Tehama County and Western Canal Water District.

RSVP required. RSVP online here.


April 5
8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Allan Fulton


Rolling Hills Event Center – Carlino Room
2655 Everett Freeman Way
Corning, CA 96021 United States
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