On August 20, the California Department of Water Resources closed the public comment period for its draft basin reprioritization. Under the draft assessment, Petaluma Valley Basin increased from medium to high priority. In addition, three Sonoma County basins were increased to medium priority: Alexander Valley, Wilson Grove and Dry Creek. The Petaluma Valley GSA submitted comments expressing concerns regarding reprioritization (above).
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“Management and use of groundwater in a manner that can be maintained during the planning and implementation horizon without causing undesirable results.”
The Petaluma Valley GSA will be tracking six main sustainability indicators:
Lowering Groundwater Levels
Reduction of Storage
Degraded Groundwater Quality
Surface Water Depletion