Friend, colleague, and former student Stephen Carlton sent this document my way. It's a summary of the current California State Senate and Assembly bills to establish the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
It is for medium and high priority non-adjudicated basins. Low and very low priority basins will be encouraged to adopt groundwater sustainable management plans.
I gave this a cursory look. I like the inclusion of 'inelastic land surface subsidence'. Someone knows something about land subsidence! 'Water budget' at the top of page four troubles me. I hope that is not a steady-state budget! If it is, I trust the DWR will require more information.
I would like to see estimates made of total groundwater in storage and the development of a groundwater model. The use of a model is more or less implied in the planning process and horizon. I suppose one could develop a plan without constructing a model, but the plan might not get approved.
So there it is...
"Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part, unless it deals with California groundwater" - Unknown