Kern County In Depth: Ground water regulations

Kern County In Depth

The state legislature in 2014 passed the groundwater sustainability management act,  a sweeping and unprecedented attempt to halt the widespread depletion of groundwater basins up and down the state.

The implementation of SGMA, as it’s called, will make California the last state in the western U.S. to regulate access to and use of our groundwater supplies.

Since 2014,  newly formed groundwater sustainability agencies, or GSA’s  have been hammering out the details of how they will comply with this state law…an extremely complicated and contentious endeavour.

17’s Jim Scott has more. 

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