The Greater Kaweah GSA (GKSGA) Initial Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) and its other component documents underwent a public review period of 90-days beginning September 16, 2019. A public hearing was held on December 16, 2019 concluding the comment period. Several committee meetings and Board meetings were held to publicly discuss and consider comments received. On January 22, 2020 the GKGSA Board of Directors took action to approve the Kaweah Subbasin Coordination Agreement and adopt the Greater Kaweah GSA GSP.
Revisions to GSP and Coordination Agreement Underway
As the regulating and assisting agency under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the CA Department of Water Resources (DWR) had two years to evaluate the 2020 version of the Greater Kaweah GSP. DWR submitted its evaluation prior to the January 31, 2022 review deadline, determining the Kaweah Subbasin plans to be incomplete. This status was also given to all San Joaquin Valley GSPs. DWR’s full assessment of the Greater Kaweah GSA’s GSP can be accessed here. The Kaweah Subbasin GSAs have been coordinating on revisions based on DWR’s comments, and each GSA will resubmit their GSP within the mandated 180 days after receiving the comments. GKGSA noticed a 90-day comment period on the revised GSP and revised GSP process on February 7, 2022. Several Board and committee meetings have presented progress on the update (presentations available from the agendas page) and despite the official comment period, comments are still being accepted through mid-July 2022. Additionally, once the revised GSP is submitted in July 2022 there will be an additional 60-day public comment opportunity offered by DWR.
Groundwater is managed locally by the Greater Kaweah GSA through policies, programs and projects, but long-term sustainability requires the collaboration of the entire region.
Download the Greater Kaweah GSA’s GSP
Below are links to download recent drafts and previously adopted versions of the GSP and Coordination Agreement. If you experience issues with downloading these large files, please contact us for a cost estimate to prepare a USB thumb drive or hard copy for pick up during normal business hours.
Last updated 7/19/2022