Everyone has been wondering. Will the State of California really take over groundwater management in regions that communities are inactive or ineffective? The State doesn’t want to see failures however actions will be taken.
Assistant Chief Council, Andrew Sawyer, of the State Water Resources Control Board announced at a recent American Groundwater Trust conference on California Groundwater Law that the state is prepared and staffed to manage non-compliant medium or high priority water basins. He also pointed out state implementation comes at a much greater cost than locally implemented programs.
The state will exercise the highest degree of care. This translates into a high cost. Come on. Let’s keep local control.