Local stakeholders have until 2022 (in critically overdrafted basins until 2020) to develop, prepare, and begin implementation of Groundwater Sustainability Plans. GSAs across California will have until 2042 to achieve groundwater sustainability.
SGMA design is to manage groundwater locally through GSAs implementing a GSP. If locals fail, the State Water Board intervenes with increased fees and pumping restrictions.
The East Turlock Subbasin GSA and the West Turlock Subbasin GSA are developing a single Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to manage groundwater quantity and quality through at least 2042. For more information regarding the Turlock Subbasin and the developing GSP, please visit Turlock Groundwater.