Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC)

Soquel-Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (now the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency and previously referred to as Basin Implementation Group)

The Soquel-Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) was a group composed of two elected officials from the City of Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, Central Water District, and Soquel Creek Water District as well as three private well representatives, formed with the end goal of managing the basin under the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

In order to become a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) and manage the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin, the SAGMC needed to form a new agency with the power to plan for and implement the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) required under SGMA.  The group chose to come together as a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), with two members of the governing boards of each agency serving on the board of the new organization along side three private well representatives.  Once all four agencies signed on to the JPA, the Basin Implementation Group and the SAGMC were formally dissolved, and on March 17, 2016, the group had its first formal meeting as the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA).  For more information on the new agency, including maps, agendas, board packets, and ways to stay informed and get involved, please click HERE or visit www.midcountygroundwater.org   

Focus for 2015-2016

In 2015 and early 2016, the work of the Soquel-Aptos Groundwater Management Committee focused on:

  • Addressing the new state legislation - Sustainable Groundwater Management Act that was passed in September 2014, focusing first on the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency
  • Preparing an Annual Report of the Status of the Groundwater Basin for WY 2014 as an update to the 2007 AB3030 Groundwater Management Plan.
  • Developing a Groundwater  Model of the Soquel-Aptos Area
  • Considering to conduct a geophysical investigation to better identify locations of the seawater/freshwater interface
  •  Recommending joint projects to the respective governing bodies which are of regional benefit e.g. recharge within shared portions of the basin, etc.

The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency will continue this work.  

Documents

Meetings

Meetings, agendas, and board packets for the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency are now listed HERE.  For more information, please visit www.midcountygroundwater.org 

Date Type Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Mar 8 2016 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet
Jan 21 2016 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Nov 12 2015 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Nov 4 2015 - 9:00am GSA Formation Subcommittee Agenda Board Packet, Board Packet
Sep 17 2015 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Sep 16 2015 - 9:00am GSA Formation Subcommittee Agenda
Aug 20 2015 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Jul 7 2015 - 10:00am GSA Formation Subcommittee Agenda
Jun 16 2015 - 9:00am GSA Formation Subcommittee Agenda
May 21 2015 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
May 8 2015 - 11:00am GSA Formation Subcommittee Agenda
Apr 30 2015 - 9:00am GSA Formation Subcommittee Agenda Minutes
Mar 25 2015 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Jan 29 2015 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Sep 23 2014 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Aug 14 2014 - 6:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Jun 24 2014 - 7:00pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes
Feb 10 2014 - 5:30pm Soquel Aptos Groundwater Management Committee (SAGMC) Agenda Board Packet Minutes


Mid-County Groundwater Stakeholder Advisory Group

The County of Santa Cruz, in conjunction with Soquel Creek Water District and  Central Water District have partnered together  to initiate a community conversation with private well pumpers and other community stakeholders within the Soquel-Aptos Groundwater Management Basin.  These meetings are open to the public. 
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scwd2 Regional Desalination Task Force

The City of Santa Cruz Water Department  and the Soquel Creek Water District  formed the scwd2 Task Force to oversee the Pilot Test Plant Program, the Watershed Sanitary Survey, Intake Study, permitting, environmental review and design of the proposed scwd2 regional desalination facility, and to provide a forum for public input on the project and formulate an agreement and governance structure should the decision be made to proceed with a cooperative desalination project. The scwd2 Task Force is comprised of two Santa Cruz City Council Members and two Soquel Creek Water District Board Members.  Task Force Meetings have been suspended at this time.

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