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Column

COLUMN: Update on the Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Shawn Novack writes that groundwater is a critical buffer against the impacts of drought and climate variability/change.

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News

Water agency releases draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan for public review

The San Benito County Water District will accept public comments through Oct. 27.

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Health

San Benito County Water District issues safety statement

Groundwater sources (wells) would not be sources for COVID-19.

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Government / Politics

Water Resources Association of San Benito County updates Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Public workshop planed for March 24 in Hollister.

Tetra Tech environmental scientist Maria Hassett Patrick collects water samples for testing. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Environment / Nature

Community Water Center tests water quality of private wells

Free program checks for nitrates, arsenic and other contaminants.

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Environment / Nature

San Benito County precipitation levels deemed satisfactory

Since the start of this Water Year, San Benito County has received close to five inches of precipitation as of Dec. 12.

Groundwater profile. Image provided by Shawn Novack.

Housing / Land Use

Groundwater plan is moving along

The North San Benito Basin has been classified as a medium-priority basin.

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Housing / Land Use

Understanding the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Explanation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the process for creating a Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

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Agriculture

Community invited to first workshop on Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Groundwater Sustainability Plan needed to be in compliance with state law.

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Government / Politics

County water district will control water basins as state takeover looms

County agrees to let the county water district act as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency, but there is concern that the state will eventually take control away

Congressman Jimmy Panetta

Agriculture

Business Council to host San Benito County Water Forum

April 21 water forum to feature national, state, regional and local experts to inform farmers, businesses, leaders, staff and community on the state of local water

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Housing / Land Use

State Water Board Public Meeting to Develop Criteria for Groundwater Monitoring Related to Gas/Oil Wells

Stakeholder Meeting to Develop Groundwater Monitoring Model Critera for Oil and Gas Areas