PUBLIC COMMENT ON DRAFT GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
The Draft Santa Clara River Valley East Groundwater Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan is available for public review from August 16 through October 15, 2021. We invite you to review the plan and welcome your comments.
To review the public draft of the GSP, please visit https://share.gsiws.com/index.php/s/CrynwfbbiHFCqqT
Public review is an important part of the GSP development process. Please submit your comments on the draft GSP at this link: https://forms.gle/A64jfMetQmsu2Hpv7 . Comments will be accepted through October 15.
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This website provides information on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) activities, meetings, and resources for the Santa Clarita Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SCV-GSA).
The SCV-GSA is responsible for sustainably managing groundwater in the Santa Clara River Valley East Subbasin.
The Subbasin is primarily located in the Santa Clarita Valley. Its western limit is near the Los Angeles-Ventura County Line and its eastern limit is generally along Highway 14. It includes the neighborhoods of Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Newhall, Saugus and Canyon Country.
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires local water agencies to sustainably manage groundwater resources. By January 2022, the SCV-GSA will develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) tailored to the resources and needs within our community to maintain and improve resource management where necessary. The overall goal is to achieve sustainable groundwater management within 20 years.
What is Groundwater?
Groundwater, known as water held underground beneath the Earth’s surface in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock, is a beneficial resource used for drinking water and makes up about 38 percent of the total water supply in California.
Locally in the Santa Clarita Valley, about half of the water supply is produced by local groundwater. Our supplies come from two sources:
- the Alluvium Aquifer generally underlies the Santa Clara River and its tributaries to maximum depths of about 200 feet, and
- the Saugus Formation underlies practically the entire Upper Santa Clara River area to depths of at least 2,000 feet.
The SCV-GSA Board of Directors meets quarterly on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. All meetings are held web and teleconference only until further notice pursuant to the Assembly Bill 361