Timelines

Department of Water Resources (DWR)

Current Status:

Montecito Groundwater Basin, formerly ranked as very low priority is now ranked as medium-priority. This ranking requires GSA formation and GSP implementation for state compliance. For more information, go to https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Groundwater-Management/Basin-Prioritization.

SGMA Process: Timeline Overview

  • 2009

    2009

    November - DWR issues basin prioritization for CASGEM Program

  • 2014

    2014

    September 3 - SGMA Bill package passed the California legislature and was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown

  • 2015

    2015

    January 1 - SGMA Legislation takes effect

  • 2017

    2017

    June 30 - GSA formation required for medium and high priority basins

  • 2018

    2018

    May 2018 - DWR's 2018 Draft Prioritization Issued: Montecito Groundwater Basin ranked as medium-priority. (Formerly very low-priority)

  • 2020

    2020

    GSPs must be adopted for critically over-drafted basins

  • 2022
    (2024 for MGWB)

    2022 (2024 for MGWB)

    GSPs must be adopted for medium and high priority basins

  • 2040

    2040

    All critically over-drafted basins must achieve sustainability

  • 2042

    2042

    All medium and high priority basins must achieve sustainability