San Joaquin Valley Tulare Lake Subbasin

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released the Final Staff Report for the Tulare Lake Subbasin for public comment. The purpose of the Final Staff Report is to inform the State Water Board as it considers whether to designate the Tulare Lake Subbasin as a probationary basin consistent with the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Please refer to the Probationary Hearing Notice on how to participate and provide comments on the probationary hearing Final Staff Report. The probationary hearing for the Tulare Lake Subbasin will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

The State Water Board also released the Tulare Lake Subbasin Probationary Hearing Notice and Draft Staff Report for public comment. The deadline for written comments on the probationary hearing draft staff report closed at 12:00 noon on Monday, December 11, 2023.

Important Dates

These public workshops are opportunities to learn more about the potential State Water Board actions and to provide public comment on the Draft Staff Report for the Tulare Lake Subbasin. No regulatory decisions will be made at these workshops. Both workshops will have the same content.

Public Workshops – November 2023

See the workshop flyer for more information:

Probationary Hearing – April 16, 2024

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the State Water Board will hold a public hearing to consider designating the Tulare Lake Subbasin as a probationary basin under SGMA.

Please see the Probationary Hearing Notice for more information on how to participate in these events.

Groundwater Sustainability Agencies

Groundwater Sustainability Plan

California Department of Water Resources Determinations

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact us at 916-322-6508 or email at SGMA@waterboards.ca.gov.

San Joaquin Valley Tulare Lake Subbasin Map
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