The Agricultural Order and MRP provide landowners and operators the option to comply with groundwater monitoring requirements by either sampling groundwater wells individually on their agricultural operations, or by joining a groundwater cooperative monitoring program approved by the Executive Officer. There are advantages and disadvantages to both the individual and cooperative groundwater monitoring options (including cost and responsibilities). Individual landowners and operators should evaluate the options carefully and choose the option that best fits their specific situation.
The Executive Officer has approved the following two cooperative groundwater monitoring programs:
- Central Coast Groundwater Coalition (CCGC)
- Santa Rosa Creek Valley Cooperative Groundwater Monitoring Program