One of the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is for active and effective public input on the Solano Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan. There are multiple ways for you stay on top of the plan as it comes together and to provide input:
- Staying informed: sign up for the Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan email list. You will get periodic updates on the Plan as well as useful information about groundwater in the region.
- Engaging: participate in one or all of the public input workshops that will be held once or twice a year throughout the four-year plan development process. These workshops will be timed at key moments when your input and insight will be critical.
- Connecting: Each GSA is the Collaborative is governed by a board and supported by staff. You are always encouraged to check in with your local representatives in the Plan development process.
Our goal is to have a robust, transparent process that brings people together around key questions that will influence the development of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan.
Community input is being facilitated by Ag Innovations, a nonprofit devoted to facilitating collaboration around issues related to agriculture, water, and our future. Ag Innovations facilitated past SGMA related workshops in the Solano Subbasin. You may also hear from The Freshwater Trust or the Local Government Commission, who received a grant to expand on community input in the Solano Subbasin. To learn more about our full stakeholder engagement efforts, see Solano Subbasin GSA Collaborative Community Engagement Plan.
GSP Advisory Committee
The Solano GSA Collaborative has formed an Advisory Committee comprised of community leaders from diverse sectors, communities, and geographical locations in the Solano Subbasin to provide review for specific sections or concepts in the GSP. GSP Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public for observation, and include time at the end for public comments.
You can also watch the the information session and kick-off event for Advisory Committee, which took place on June 25th. Click here to watch the recording. If you’d like to view the slides featured in the recording, click here for Solano Subbasin and SGMA slides and here for the Groundwater 101 slides.
The first official GSP Advisory Committee meeting will be held on August 17th from 4-6pm PST on Zoom.
If you’re interested in joining the GSP Advisory Committee, or if you’d like to register to join the meeting on August 17th as an observer, please contact Aimee Ryan at email@example.com.
Upcoming Community Meetings
Look Back Frequently for Updates
A series of public information meetings were held in the Spring of 2019 to keep community members up-to-date on the Solano Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan process and Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) compliance.
Presentations from the April 2019 Open House meetings:
Handouts from the April 2019 Open House meetings:
GSA BOARD MEETINGS
You are welcome to attend GSA Board meetings. These Board meetings have time for public comment at the end of each meeting. Below are standing dates for the Solano Subbasin GSAs:
City of Vacaville GSA – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Northern Delta GSA – 3rd Wednesday of each month
Sacramento County GSA – 2nd and 4th Tuesday and some Wednesdays of each month
Solano GSA – 2nd Thursday of every other month
Solano Irrigation District GSA – 3rd Tuesday of each month
PAST NEWSLETTERS AND MEETING RESULTS
We send out periodic newsletters that are intended to keep you informed of progress, respond to key questions about SGMA in the Solano Subbasin, and let you know about upcoming dates. Below you can find copies of past newsletters. Do sign up for our newsletters.
Subscribe to Solano GSP Updates
Please take a few minutes to fill out this anonymous survey on your water use and how we can best incorporate your input into the Solano Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan. Your input in this process is crucial; we thank you for taking the time!
We need your groundwater data! We are looking for voluntary data on groundwater conditions in certain areas within the subbasin-can you help us? This information will give us a better understanding of overall groundwater conditions in the Solano Subbasin. This map shows the areas where we have some data gaps. All personal information will be redacted.
Clicking on the link above will take you to the Solano Subbasin page where you can access a detailed map of the Solano Subbasin and GSA Boundaries.
- April 2, 2019-Dixon Community Center
- April 4, 2019-Rio Vista High School
- April 10, 2019-Vacaville Ulatis Center
* February 2017: GSA Prospective Board Workshop
Solano Groundwater Sustainability Agency
810 Vaca Valley Parkway, Vacaville, CA 95688
Tel: 707.451.6090 Fax: 707.451.6099