Groundwater Management Program

State Water Board SGMA Activities

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was enacted in order to halt overdraft and bring groundwater basins into balanced levels of pumping and recharge. SGMA requires local agencies adopt sustainability plans for high- and medium-priority groundwater basins. Under SGMA, basins must reach sustainability within 20 years of implementing their plans.
SGMA requires the State Water Board protect basins that are not managed sustainably through a process called State Intervention.

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SGMA Compliance Map

Find out the compliance status of a groundwater basin.

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State Intervention

Learn about State Intervention and how to avoid the “State Backstop”.

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Get information on annual extraction reporting requirements and fees.

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SGMA Resources

Access helpful information, links, and materials.

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For more information, please call (916) 322-6508 or email For media requests, please contact our Office of Public Affairs.

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