Groundwater Management Program

Resources for GSAs

SGMA is a landmark law that empowers local agencies to sustainably manage groundwater resources. In areas where groundwater users and local agencies are unable or unwilling to sustainably manage their groundwater, the State Water Board can intervene. SGMA is based on the premise that groundwater is best managed locally and the State Water Board has developed resources to help local agencies implement SGMA and avoid State Intervention. Other programs at the State Water Board can also assist GSAs with questions or data related to water quality, drinking water, and surface water rights for direct use or groundwater recharge.

State and Regional Water Board Programs

Fact Sheets

GSA Eligibility

Past Events