GSA Activities

Community Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater in Our Basin

Do you get your water from a well? Do you worry about your water quality or water levels? Are you concerned about the costs of water in the future?

This public workshop was held on July 15, 2020.

Watch the YouTube video from the community workshop.

Part 1 includes:

  • Opening Remarks , Welcome, The Petaluma Valley Groundwater Basin and Questions about the basin?

Part 2 includes:

  • Defining Groundwater Sustainability and Questions about sustainability?

Presentations are available here:

Recharging Groundwater Basins:  Facts, Myths, Projects and Possibilities

This public workshop held on December 11, focused on how groundwater can be recharged to help better manage and sustain local aquifers.

Presentations include:

Recharge: What is it? How does it work? What are the different types of recharge?

Marcus Trotta, Sonoma Water

 California’s Flood-MAR (Managed Aquifer Recharge) project: What is it? Where is it happening? How does it work?

Kamyar Guivetchi, California Department of Water Resources

Local recharge efforts: What farmers are doing in Sonoma County to enhance recharge.

Dr. Phil Bachand, Bachand & Associates

Recharge Workshop Flyer


UCCE Groundwater Recharge Flyer

FloodMAR fact sheet

Implementation Factors FloodMAR

FloodMAR Research and Data Development

Increased Shallow Groundwater Levels from RAU-10 sb pamb_ada

ALL Workshop Presentation

Recharge Workshop Notes


GSA Activities

Climate Change Workshop

On May 22, the three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies held a public workshop “How a changing climate could affect our groundwater basins – and what we’re doing about it.” The focus of this public workshop was on how climate change must be addressed in the Groundwater Sustainability Plans.

Workshop Notes

How Models Can be Used to Determine the Impact of CLimate Change on Groundwater Presentation

Sonoma Water Regional Water Resource Climate Adapation Programs Presentation

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and Climate Change Presentation

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