Groundwater Sustainability Plan and Annual Reports

Soquel Creek Water District is one of the partner agencies that comprise the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA).  The MGA maintains a dedicated webpage:

Groundwater Sustainability Plan

One of the key responsibilities of the MGA is to develop, adopt, and submit a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP).  Because the Mid-County Groundwater Basin is in critical overdraft, the critical dates are for a GSP to be stubmitted to the State by 2020, annual reports are due GSP was due to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) no later than January 31, 2020.  

The Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the Mid-County Groundwater Basin was adopted by the MGA on November 21, 2019 and submitted to the State Department of Water Resources on January 30, 2020.

Groundwater Sustainability Plan  (42 MB, .pdf)

The GSP is also downloadable by sections and can be accessed directly from the MGA website:

Annual Reports

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) to submit annual reports to provide information on groundwater conditions and implementation of the GSP for the prior water year.  By statute, annual reports for the prior water year (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019) are due April 1 for basins with adopted GSPs to the State Water Resources Control Board.  The reporting requirements are in Section 5.3 of the GSP.

Water Year  Time Period Due Date Annual Report (.pdf)

Water Year 2018-2019

October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019 Due April 1, 2020 Annual Report for WY 2018-2019
Water Year 2019-2020
October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020
Due April 1, 2021  

The Annual Report is also accesible from the State's Portal:

Periodic 5-Year Evaluations

SGMA regulations require GSAs evaluate their GSP at least every 5 years and whenever the GSP is amended.The reporting requirements are in Section 5.4 of the GSP. The initial 5-year GSP evaluation is due to the State Depatment of Water Resources in April 2025.