The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) provides a framework for sustainable management of groundwater resources by local authorities. SGMA provides a timeline – 20 years – to implement actions that achieve long-term groundwater sustainability. It protects existing surface water and groundwater rights and does not impact drought response measures. Currently, SGMA applies only to the Napa Valley Subbasin, one of the five groundwater basins and subbasins within Napa County, as mapped by the California Department of Water Resources.

Under the requirements of SGMA, local agencies must consider the interests of all beneficial uses and users of groundwater, including stakeholder groups in or around the groundwater basin with overlapping interests. These interests include, but are not limited to, holders of overlying groundwater rights (including agricultural users and domestic well owners), public water systems, land use planning agencies, environmental users of groundwater, surface water users, federal government, California Native American tribes, and disadvantaged communities (Water Code 10723.2).

Napa County, as the lead local agency implementing SGMA, has developed this survey as part of an ongoing effort to understand the interests of diverse stakeholders and adjust outreach efforts to best serve and inform the community. Responses to this survey will be used to help guide County efforts specific to the Napa Valley Subbasin, for SGMA purposes, and for other areas of the county as part of the countywide Groundwater Sustainability Program. Summarized survey responses will be presented at future public meetings. Individual survey responses will be kept confidential to the extent required by law.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Would you like to be added to the distribution list for future updates on SGMA implementation and outreach efforts in Napa County?

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* 3. Stakeholder\Interested Party Type (Which best describes you; check all that apply)

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* 4. Where do you get your water? (Check all that apply)

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* 5. How familiar are you with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) implementation activities underway in Napa County?
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* 6. What aspects of SGMA implementation in Napa County would you like to learn more about?

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* 7. Do you own, manage or lease land in a state designated groundwater subbasin? (Required - check all that apply)

An interactive map (Select "Bulletin 118 Groundwater Basins") of State groundwater basins and subbasins is available to determine if your home or property is within a groundwater basin or subbasin mapped by the California Department of Water Resources.

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* 8. Do you have concerns about groundwater availability and management? If so, please describe them.

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* 9. What recommendations do you have to improve community and well owner outreach and education related to local groundwater resources?

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* 10. How do you currently find information about local groundwater conditions and SGMA updates (monitoring results, public meeting notices, etc.)?

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* 11. What methods should Napa County use (or use more effectively) to improve groundwater outreach to stakeholders? (check all that apply)

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* 12. If you prefer to attend public workshops or meetings, what days of the week and times work best for you?

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* 13. Are you interested in volunteering your well as part of Napa County’s groundwater level monitoring efforts in support of long-term groundwater sustainability?

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* 14. May we contact you to follow-up regarding your survey responses?

Thank you for participating in the survey!
Questions about local SGMA implementation and groundwater outreach efforts are welcomed, info@napawatersheds.org or at:  Watershed Information and Conservation Council, 804 First St., Napa CA 94559

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