Move California to Stop Wasting Groundwater
California is the only Western state
without mandated groundwater management. The severe drought is providing an
opportunity for the state to address this issue.
AB 1739 and SB 1168, by Assemblymember
Dickinson and Senator Pavley respectively, will provide a framework for
statewide management with a two-pronged approach. These bills will give local government
necessary authorities and tools to manage groundwater that will cater to their
geographical needs. In conjunction, the
state will have opportunities to step in if enforcement requirements are not
Lack of management has put a lot of
aquifers in California in dire conditions.
Continued overdraft from aquifers is leading to land subsidence, poor
water quality for consumption and farming operations, saltwater intrusion, and other
We need to make sure that these bills
move forward so please contact your legislators today and ask for their