In addition to groundwater monitoring, Napa County is also developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan-Alternative (GSP-A), or Groundwater Basin Analysis, for the Napa Valley sub-basin. Its purpose is to demonstrate the continued sustainability of our groundwater and to address requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). While the State won’t complete its final SGMA regulations until June 2016, Napa County felt that it was important to begin working now to maintain the momentum from the work of the Groundwater Resources Advisory Committee and recent groundwater studies. As a result, Napa County’s GSP-A will be completed and submitted to the State by January 1, 2017, well ahead of the 2022 deadline for most Groundwater Sustainability Plans. Along with this effort, the County will continue a community dialogue and education/outreach on groundwater through the Watershed Information & Conservation Council (WICC) as well as its partnership with the Resource Conservation District (RCD). Through these efforts the County can also explore options for the creation of a future Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA).
Watershed Information Center & Conservancy (WICC) has information on Napa County’s watershed and groundwater programs, groundwater level conditions updates, or volunteering your well for inclusion in the monitoring program.