The Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Agency was officially formed on June 19, 2017 for the purpose of acting as the Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) for the Yolo Subbasin. The Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Agency is considered the exclusive GSA for the Yolo Subbasin, which can be found on the California Department of Water Resources SGMA web portal.
The mission of the Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Agency (YSGA) is to provide a dynamic, cost-effective, flexible collegial organization to ensure compliance with SGMA within the Yolo Subbasin. Each of the Member and Affiliated Parties will have initial responsibility for groundwater management within their respective jurisdictional boundaries and the YSGA will serve a coordinating and administrative role for developing the Groundwater Sustainability Plan.
The Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) will be completed by January 1, 2022 to meet the State’s deadline. The YSGA has been awarded a $1 million planning grant from the Department of Water Resources to assist in the GSP development process.
At the March Board meeting, the YSGA Board adopted Resolution 2018-1 signifying the formal initiation of developing the Yolo Subbasin GSP. Yolo Subbasin beneficial users and interested parties are encouraged to sign up for YSGA updates and to check this website often for meetings and workshops related to the development of the GSP.