Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency

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

The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) is an 11-member board comprised of two elected officials from Central Water District, City of Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, and Soquel Creek Water District and three private well representatives who oversee the groundwater management activities of the Mid-County Basin Area in Santa Cruz County, California.

Central Water District: John Benich and Robert Marani (Chair)
City of Santa Cruz: Cynthia Mathews (Secretary) and David Baskin
County of Santa Cruz: Zach Friend and John Leopold
Soquel Creek Water District: Bruce Jaffe and Tom LaHue (Vice-Chair)
Private Well Representatives: Curt Abramson, Jon Kennedy, and Jim Kerr

The history, documents and meeting information (after March 2016) pertaining to the MGA can be found at the http://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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