Groundwater Regulation Impacts Appear Uncertain for Sacramento Valley

Groundwater Regulation Impacts Appear Uncertain for Sacramento Valley

The state took another step forward to regulate groundwater pumping in California, but the ramifications for the Sacramento Valley are uncertain.
Last week, the California Water Commission approved the final regulations that will guide the creation of sustainability plans by local groundwater agencies. These plans are required to be in place by 2020 or 2022 and will provide a path to bring aquifers into balanced levels of pumping and recharge.