Santa Ynez River Valley Basin SGMA

California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires the preparation and implementation of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for each High and Medium priority groundwater basin in the state. The Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin (Santa Ynez Basin) is a medium priority basin and must be managed under a GSP by January 31, 2022.

The primary purpose of this website is to facilitate communication with interested parties so they may participate in SGMA implementation, including development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP).

Your participation is important, get involved:

  • View the calendar to see planned events
  • Sign up as an Interested Party to be notified when a new event or document is posted
  • Review and comment on draft GSP documents

Which Management Area am I in?

There are three Management Areas in the Santa Ynez Basin. Each Management Area is governed by a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) with input from a GSA Committee. These GSAs and Committees are working together to develop GSPs for the basin which will be managed under a coordination agreement per GSP regulations.

View the map below to see the three management areas in the Santa Ynez Basin. Click the map for a larger view.

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Comments on draft GSP documents are being collected through an online form. Use the button below to submit a comment during the public comment period for each section.

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