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Reminder! Landowners should register their wells as part of efforts to keep local control over groundwater management

The North Kings GSA initiated a well registration effort and is asking its landowners to register their agricultural production and domestic wells on the Well Registration Portal. Well registration is an important part of the broader effort to keep local control over groundwater management under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) by addressing data gaps.

The State identified these data gaps in its review of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). While the North Kings GSA received approval on its GSP, the approval was conditional on the grounds that a plan be in motion to address data gaps by the next key SGMA deadline – the upcoming January 2025 GSP update.

Landowners’ participation in well registration is needed to fill these data gaps and enable local leadership, with the input of stakeholders, to manage groundwater resources effectively.

By participating in well registration, landowners are actively contributing to efforts to keep local control over groundwater management and are supporting ongoing efforts to balance the area’s groundwater supply for future generations.

The information collected through the well registration portal will be used for the purposes of managing groundwater resources locally and is most immediately tied to the completion of groundwater studies required by the State.

For domestic well registered, the data collected will enable the North Kings GSA to adequately plan for a new domestic well mitigation program. Registration of domestic wells will be required to be eligible for mitigation financial assistance for wells impacted by groundwater level declines.

To learn more about well registration, visit the well registration webpage. For assistance and questions regarding well registration, please contact the North Kings GSA at northkingsgsa@gmail.com or by calling (559) 233-7161 x. 7109.

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