Santa Monica Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Santa Monica Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan

The Santa Monica Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan was approved by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and is posted on the DWR SGMA Portal. This GSP plan was adopted by the Santa Monica GSA in January 2022.

Please join us on January 17, 2024 at 8:00 am for the quarterly Board Meeting of the Santa Monica Basin GSA. This meeting will be a hybrid meeting. Those who wish to attend in-person will meet at City Hall East in Room 219. In addition, a link will be made available for those who wish to attend online. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the GSA website. Please contact GSA Secretary Dr. Gold for further information at 310-351-9465 or at lisette.gold@santamonica.gov.

The Santa Monica Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SMBGSA) was formed in 2017 in accordance with the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014. The five member agencies of the SMBGSA include the City of Santa Monica, the City of Beverly Hills, the City of Los Angeles, by and through its Department of Water and Power, the City of Culver City, and the County of Los Angeles. The five member agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) for the formation of the SMBGSA in May 2017. The SMBGSA is responsible for developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) pursuant to SGMA, and the regulations issued in accordance therewith. This GSP will be the first comprehensive groundwater assessment and management plan specific to the Santa Monica Basin, a medium-priority groundwater basin. As part of GSP development, SGMA requires the SMBGSA to understand the basin context, basin conditions, hydrogeological conceptual model, and the basin water budget, as well as provide a description of the sustainable management criteria for the basin, stakeholder engagement, monitoring network planning, and identification of project and management plans. The SMBGSA will hold quarterly public workshops to engage all stakeholders in the Santa Monica Groundwater Basin.


Project Contact:

Lisette A. Gold, D.Env.
Environmental Remediation Coordinator
City of Santa Monica
Public Works | Water Resources
(310) 351-9465 | lisette.gold@santamonica.gov


Final GSP Documents

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP Chapter 1 - Introduction

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP Chapter 2 - Basin Setting

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP Chapter 3 - Sustainable Management Criteria

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP Chapter 4 - Projects and Management Actions

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP Chapter 5 - Plan Implementation

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP Appendices A-B

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP Appendices C-D

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP Appendix E

Santa Monica Subbasin GSP Appendices F-H


Resources and Data

Comments

For comments or questions, please contact Dr. Lisette Gold (lisette.gold@santamonica.gov)