Sustainable Groundwater Management

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 - requires certain regions in California to develop and implement a plan that sustainably manages the shared groundwater resources for the benefit of communities, agriculture and the environment. The North Kings GSA is one of six agencies formed in the Kings Subbasin, a region that overlies portions of Fresno, Tulare and Kings Counties. The North Kings GSA is led by a seven member Board of Directors selected from among the agency's members.

The North Kings GSA, consistent with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, is developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan targeted for completion before the legislated deadline of January 31, 2020. This document will be developed in compliance with the California Department of Water Resources' Groundwater Sustainability Plan Emergency Regulations. Developed pursuant to Water Code Section 10733.2, the regulations describe the components of groundwater sustainability plans, intra-basin coordination agreements, and the methods and criteria to be used by DWR to evaluate those plans and coordination agreements