DWR Deems Groundwater Sustainability Plans for 12 Critically Overdrafted Basins Incomplete and Require Revision

March 2022

California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Volume 32, Number 6

On January 21 and 28, 2022, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) issued assessments that Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for 12 critically overdrafted basins are incomplete, giving the basins’ respective Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) 180 days to address the issues identified by the DWR or risk state intervention in the management of the affected groundwater basins. DWR’s assessments included the 31 GSPs for all ten of the critically overdrafted basins located in the San Joaquin Valley.

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