Groundwater Sustainability Plan
The Cawelo GSA has developed a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. This GSP has been included as a Management Area Plan (MAP) in the Kern Groundwater Authority GSP or the “KGA Umbrella GSP.”
The Cawelo Groundwater Sustainability Agency (CGSA) submitted a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) as a Management Area Plan (MAP) in the Kern Groundwater Authority (KGA) GSP to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) January 2020. The Kern Subbasin submitted a total of five (5) GSPs to DWR January 2020 to cover the entire subbasin under a coordination agreement as per SGMA Regulations (Kern Subbasin GSP).
On January 28, 2022 DWR provided the review of the Kern Subbasin GSP (Determination Letter). The Determination Letter notified the Kern Subbasin that DWR determined the Kern Subbasin GSP was incomplete and deficient in three (3) areas.
The Cawelo GSA has developed the GSP, as revised July 2022, to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and address the deficiencies identified in the DWR Determination Letter, and is included in the KGA GSP.