Average fall 2017 groundwater level in Yolo County is 43 feet depth to water. Groundwater levels normally drop after the long summer with no rain. Recovery after the recent drought continues. Groundwater levels are in good shape in most areas of the County.
After record rains this past winter, spring 2017 groundwater levels in western Yolo County have rebounded after the drought.
This Report was a joint effort of the Water in the West Program at Stanford University, the Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at Stanford Law School, and the Center for Collaborative Policy at California State University Sacramento. It discusses patterns emerging in GSA formation across the state, and identifies factors affecting decisions about whether to pursue consolidated or coordinated approaches to basin governance. It also highlights strategies that local agencies and stakeholders may find helpful as they grapple with decisions over GSA formation. The Yolo Subbasin is one of the eight case studies discussed in the Report.
To understand how GSAs might develop effective measurable objectives and to inform the GSP regulations currently under development by the Department of Water Resources (DWR), this report provides a review of the state of knowledge and practice related to setting measurable objectives for groundwater management.