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File #: 22-0007    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 12/15/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/5/2022 Final action: 1/5/2022
Title: Public Hearing and Resolution adopting the Temescal Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Resolution No. 2022-001, 3. Temescal GSP Presentation
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL AND
CORONA UTILITY AUTHORITY ACTION



DATE: 01/05/2022

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members
Honorable President and Board Members

FROM: Utilities Department

SUBJECT:
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Public Hearing and Resolution adopting the Temescal Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
The City prepared a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Upper Santa Ana Valley Groundwater Basin, referred to as the Temescal Basin. The Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) has been prepared in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and with guidance from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). SGMA requires all medium- and high-priority groundwater basins to be managed by a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) and prepare a GSP. The City prepared the Temescal Basin GSP in concert with other agencies in the Temescal Basin and in consideration of input from local stakeholders. Through this Resolution, the City will formally adopt the Temescal Basin GSP as the lead agency of the Temescal Basin GSA.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommended action
That the:

a. City Council hold a public hearing regarding the Temescal Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

b. City Council adopt Resolution No. 2022-001, adopting the Temescal Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

c. Corona Utility Authority, review, ratify, and to the extent necessary, direct the City Council to take the above actions.

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BACKGROUND & HISTORY:
On September 16, 2014, the Governor signed a three-bill package, known collectively as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), into law that established a new structure for sustainable groundwater management. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act went into effect on January 1, 2015. SGMA requires all medium- and high-priority groundwater basins, as designated by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Bulletin 118, to be managed by a Groundwater Sustainabil...

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