Applied Groundwater Science and Engineering Solutions

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Related Projects

LSCE is currently working for several clients in the San Joaquin Valley and other basins in California to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) development activities. SGMA-related projects have occurred in 11 basins or subbasins, of which seven have been designated as critically overdrafted. These projects include technical peer review services, basin boundary modification application preparation, Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) formation applications, data management system development, and GSP preparation. Services have also included conceptual model development and construction of numerical flow and solute transport models. In addition, LSCE is also providing engineering services in the design of GSP monitoring networks and analysis of projects and management actions to achieve sustainability by 2020 or 2022. LSCE is also involved in preparing Proposition 1 grant applications for GSP development and planning efforts. LSCE has a history of SGMA and GSP involvement including providing feedback and critical review of DWR development of GSP regulations and best management practice (BMP) documents.