Excerpts from Article
Written By: Kathleen Schock
Published: July 26, 2019
When California adopted the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in 2014, it became the last Western state to regulate its groundwater. If local groundwater agencies fail to submit plans to the state by 2020, the law says state water agencies could take over management of groundwater, a resource that’s critically important to Valley agriculture.
Kathleen Schock got an update on how the work is progressing locally from Gary
Serrato, executive director of the North Kings Groundwater Sustainability
Agency, Christina Beckstead, executive director of Madera County Farm Bureau,
and David Orth with New Current Water and Land.
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