11/22/21 - EBMUD will hold a public hearing during its regularly scheduled public meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 1:15 p.m. to receive public comment on the East Bay Plain Subbasin GSP. The hearing will be conducted via webinar and teleconference only. Please use the information below to participate in the hearing by webinar or phone:
- Webinar: https://ebmud.zoom.us/j/97065086667?pwd=eUdZSGh5SG82akZiRDF2UDg2b0IyUT09
- By Phone: +1 (669) 900-6833
- Meeting ID: 970 6508 6667
- Passcode: 238500
10/20/21 – A Stakeholder Communication and Engagement meeting was held virtually to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide their initial feedback on the Draft East Bay Plain Subbasin GSP before the public review and comment period closes on November 1, 2021. A pdf of the presentation can be downloaded here.
9/17/21 – The Draft East Bay Plain Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) is available for public review. The Draft GSP and the instructions on how to submit comments are available here. Comments are due by November 1, 2021.
Hard copies of the GSP will also be made available at several public libraries within the GSA service area in about two weeks. A notification will be provided when the hard copies are available.
9/7/21 – EBMUD and The City of Hayward have notified the cities and counties within the East Bay Plain Subbasin of their intent to adopt a GSP for the Subbasin pursuant to California Water Code section 10728.4. A copy of the Notice of Intent can be downloaded here.
8/16/21 – A Stakeholder Communication and Engagement meeting was held virtually to discuss the sustainable management criteria evaluation for each of the six sustainability indicators, the future scenario, and the proposed implementation activities and estimated costs. A pdf of the presentation can be downloaded here.
7/14/21 – A Technical Advisory Committee meeting was held virtually to discuss the results of the future groundwater scenario and to discuss the draft Sustainable Management Criteria (SMC) evaluation. A pdf of the presentation can be downloaded here.
6/22/21 – A Stakeholder Communication and Engagement meeting was held virtually to discuss the status of the GSP development, key SGMA definitions that will be used to define the sustainable management criteria, the future groundwater scenario, and potential management actions. A pdf of the presentation can be downloaded here.
2/17/21 – A Stakeholder Communication and Engagement meeting was held virtually to update stakeholders with completed milestones in the GSP development and outline upcoming activities.
1/27/21- A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting was held to discuss calibration results of the East Bay Plain Subbasin groundwater model.
10/20/21- Virtual Stakeholder Communication and Engagement meeting
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
In September 2014, Governor Brown signed into law three bills collectively known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA creates a statewide framework for sustainable, local groundwater management in California.
SGMA requires eligible local agencies overlying certain basins to form Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs). GSAs are required to develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSP) to make basins sustainable within 20 years of implementation.
What is Sustainable Groundwater Management?
Sustainable groundwater management is the management and use of groundwater in a manner that can be maintained now and into the future without causing undesirable results.
Groundwater Sustainablity Plan (GSP)
A GSP is a plan to implement the sustainable groundwater management of the local basins. A typical GSP will include the following components:
• Detailed in CCR Title 23 § 350 - §358.4
• Administrative Information
• Basin Setting
– Hydrogeologic Conceptual Model
– Groundwater Condition
– Water budget
– Management Areas
• Sustainable Management Criteria
– Sustainability Goal
– Undesirable Results
– Minimum Thresholds
– Measurable Objectives
• Monitoring Network
• Projects and Management Actions
Phases of Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development and Implementation
- Phase 1: GSA Formation
- Phase 2: GSP Preparation and Submission
- Phase 3: GSP Review and Evaluation
- Phase 4: Implementation and Reporting
East Bay Plain Subbasin and EBMUD
EBMUD’s service area overlies a significant portion of the East Bay Plan Subbasin, which is part of the larger Santa Clara Valley Basin. Following notice in local newspapers and a public hearing, EBMUD’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution to become the GSA for the entire portion of the basin that underlies EBMUD’s service area in 2016. In November 2016, after a 90 day comment period, EBMUD became the exclusive GSA with regulatory and management responsibilities for that portion of the basin (DWR Basin Number 2-009.04).
Stakeholder Outreach Documents
|10/20/2021 General Stakeholders Meeting Presentation||10/20/21|
|8/16/2021 General Stakeholders Meeting Presentation||8/16/21
|7/14/2021 Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation||7/14/21|
|6/22/2021 General Stakeholders Meeting Presentation||6/22/21|
1/27/2021 Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation
|10/2/19 Introduction to Groundwater Modeling Presentation||10/2/19|
|10/2/19 East Bay Plain GSP Progress Update Presentation||10/2/19|
|10/2/19 Technical Advisory Committee Agenda||10/2/19|
|4/24/19 Technical Advisory Committee Agenda & Sign in Sheet||4/24/19|
|3/14/19 SGMA Stakeholders Meeting Presentation||3/14/19|
|3/14/19 SGMA Stakeholders Meeting Agenda & Sign In Sheet||3/14/19|
- South East Bay Plain Basin Groundwater Management
- Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Page
- Best Management Practices and Guidance Documents
- Department of Water Resources SGMA Portal
- State Water Resources Control Board Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Program
- California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) Program
- Groundwater Resource Hub: Understanding and Managing
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
|3/14/19 Stakeholders Meeting||<1 MB|
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Contact: Bradley Ledesma, Project Manager