All posts by Kristin Sicke

To Consolidate or Coordinate? Status of the Formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agencies in California

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.

Land Subsidence from Groundwater Use in California

Land Subsidence from Groundwater Use in California by Ludhorff and Scalmanini (April 2014).  This report confirms that land subsidence in California is not just a historical occurrence, but is an ongoing problem in many regions.  The report presents key examples of significant historical subsidence and current active occurrences of subsidence, including the impacts and costs.  The Yolo County GPS and Extensometer Subsidence Network efforts are briefly discussed in the report.