as amended, Rodriguez.
begin deleteGroundwater: basin reprioritization: establishment of groundwater sustainability agency. end delete
Existing law requires the Department of Water Resources to identify the extent of monitoring of groundwater elevations that is being undertaken within each groundwater basin or subbasin and to prioritize basins or subbasins as high, medium, low, or very low priority and requires the initial priority for each basin to be established no later than January 31, 2015. Existing law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, requires all groundwater basins designated as high- or medium-priority basins by the department that are designated as basins subject to critical conditions of overdraft to be managed under a groundwater sustainability plan or coordinated groundwater sustainability plans by January 31, 2020, and requires all other groundwater basins designated as high- or medium-priority basins to be managed under a groundwater sustainability plan or coordinated groundwater sustainability plans by January 31, 2022, except as specified. The act requires, any time the department changes these basin priorities and elevates a basin to a medium- or high-priority basin after January 31, 2015, a local agency or combination of local agencies overlying a groundwater basin to either establish a groundwater sustainability agency within 2 years of reprioritization and adopt a groundwater sustainability plan within 5 years of reprioritization, or to submit an alternative to the department that the local agency believes satisfies the objectives of these provisions within 2 years of reprioritization.end delete
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these groundwater basin provisions.end delete
begin deletemajority end delete.
Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end delete.
State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (e), this part
4does not apply to the following adjudicated areas or a local agency
5that conforms to the requirements of an adjudication of water rights
6for one of the following adjudicated areas:
7(1) Beaumont Basin.
8(2) Brite Basin.
9(3) Central Basin.
10(4) Chino Basin.
11(5) Cucamonga Basin.
12(6) Cummings Basin.
13(7) Goleta Basin.
14(8) Lytle Basin.
15(9) Main San Gabriel Basin.
16(10) Mojave Basin Area.
17(11) Puente Basin.
18(12) Raymond Basin.
19(13) Rialto-Colton Basin.
20(14) Riverside Basin.
21(15) San Bernardino Basin Area.
22(16) San Jacinto Basin.
23(17) Santa Margarita River Watershed.
24(18) Santa Maria Valley Basin.
25(19) Santa Paula Basin.
26(20) Scott River Stream System.
27(21) Seaside Basin.
28(22) Six Basins.
29(23) Tehachapi Basin.
30(24) Upper Los Angeles River Area.
31(25) Warren Valley Basin.
32(26) West Coast Basin.
33(b) The Antelope Valley basin at issue in the Antelope Valley
34Groundwater Cases (Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding
35Number 4408) shall be treated as an adjudicated basin pursuant to
36this section if the superior court issues a final judgment, order, or
P4 1(c) Any groundwater basin or portion of a groundwater basin
2in Inyo County managed pursuant to the terms of the stipulated
3judgment in City of Los Angeles v. Board of Supervisors of the
4County of Inyo, et al. (Inyo County Case No. 12908) shall be
5treated as an adjudicated area pursuant to this section.
6(d) The Los Osos Groundwater Basin at issue in Los Osos
7Community Service District v. Southern California Water Company
8[Golden State Water Company] et al. (San Luis Obispo County
9Superior Court Case No. CV 040126) shall be treated as an
10adjudicated basin pursuant to this section if the superior court
11issues a final judgment, order, or decree.
12(e) If an adjudication action has determined the rights to extract
13groundwater for only a portion of a basin, subdivisions (a), (b),
14(c), and (d) apply only within the area for which the adjudication
15action has determined those rights.
21 The watermaster or a local agency within a basin identified
22in subdivision (a) shall do all of the following:
23(1) By April 1, 2016, submit to the department a copy of a
24governing final judgment, or other judicial order or decree, and
25any amendments entered before April 1, 2016.
26(2) Within 90 days of entry by a court, submit to the department
27a copy of any amendment made and entered by the court to the
28governing final judgment or other judicial order or decree on or
29after April 1, 2016.
30(3) By April 1, 2016,
and annually thereafter, submit to the
31department a report containing the following information to the
32extent available for the portion of the basin subject to the
34(A) Groundwater elevation data unless otherwise submitted
35pursuant to Section 10932.
36(B) Annual aggregated data identifying groundwater extraction
37for the preceding water year.
38(C) Surface water supply used for or available for use for
39groundwater recharge or in-lieu use.
40(D) Total water use.
P6 1(E) Change in groundwater storage.
2(F) The annual report submitted to the court.
Section 10722.4 of the Water Code is amended
(a) Pursuant to Section 10933, for purposes of this
15part, the department shall categorize each basin as one of the
17(1) High priority.
18(2) Medium priority.
19(3) Low priority.
20(4) Very low priority.
initial priority for each basin shall be established by the
22department pursuant to Section 10933 no later than January 31,
24(c) Any time the department updates Bulletin 118 boundaries
25pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 12924, the department shall
26reassess the prioritization pursuant to Section 10933.
27(d) If the department changes priorities pursuant to Section
2810933 to elevate a basin from a low- or very low priority basin to
29a medium- or high-priority basin after January 31, 2015, the agency
30formation and planning deadlines of this part shall be extended as
32(1) A local agency, or combination of local agencies overlying
33a groundwater basin, shall have two years from the date of
34reprioritization to either establish a groundwater sustainability
35agency pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 10723)
36or two years to satisfy the requirements of Section 10733.6.
37(2) A groundwater sustainability agency shall have five years
38from the date of reprioritization to meet the requirements of
39subdivision (a) of Section 10720.7, except that if the reprioritization
40occurs before January 31, 2017, a groundwater sustainability
P7 1agency subject to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section
210720.7 shall have until January 31, 2022.