SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Department of Water Resources (DWR), in coordination with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, today awarded $25 million in financial assistance to three groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) through the LandFlex Program. The funding will help preserve critical groundwater supplies in Central Valley communities.
LandFlex is a tool for GSAs to help provide immediate protection of drinking water wells in underrepresented communities impacted by prolonged drought and overpumping of groundwater supplies. The program also helps GSAs accelerate efforts to better manage and protect groundwater supplies for long-term sustainability as required by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014.
DWR has awarded grants to the following three GSAs:
- Madera County Groundwater Sustainability Agency – $9.3 million
- Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency – $7.0 million
- Eastern Tule Groundwater Sustainability Agency – $7.0 million