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* 1. Have you heard about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) process?

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* 2. Have you been involved in other water supply public processes in the past?

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* 3. Would you like to provide input for the development of a sustainability goal, objectives, and thresholds for managing groundwater in the Atascadero Basin?

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* 4. Which water sources do you use? (select all that apply)

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* 5. Which geographic area do you live in or are most interested in from a water-use perspective?

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* 6. If you pump groundwater, what do you use it for? (check all that apply)

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* 7. Please rank the following potential impacts to groundwater based on your level of concern, with your impact of greatest concern at the top.

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* 8. Have you been impacted by the following?

  Yes No
Declining groundwater levels
Deteriorating water quality
Reduced stream flows
Land subsidence

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* 9. Typically, to increase groundwater levels either pumping needs to be reduced or new water supplies from outside the basin need to be developed, both of which have a cost. Knowing this, what do you feel are reasonable groundwater levels twenty years from now?

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* 10. If the basin is maintained at higher than current levels, additional water must be imported, or pumping must be reduced. Assuming that higher groundwater levels will likely result in higher costs, please complete the following statement. I am comfortable with groundwater levels that would stabilize at levels seen: (select one)

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* 11. If the basin is maintained at lower than current levels, domestic wells or local streams may be impacted. In your opinion, how much lower could groundwater levels drop before they are too low and become significant and unreasonable?

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* 12. Which statement best describes your opinion of the health (in terms of stream flow and water quality) of the Salinas River in the Atascadero Basin?

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* 13. Do you feel that the health of Salinas River in the Atascadero Basin is impacted by the following? Please indicate on a scale of 1 (least impact) to 5 (most impact):

  (least impact)
1
2 3 4 (most impact)
5
Limited releases from Santa Margarita Lake (Salinas Reservoir)
People directly diverting water from the Salinas River in and upstream of the Atascadero Basin
Groundwater wells pumping water from, or preventing water from getting to, the Salinas River or reducing surface water flows once in the river.

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* 14. Which statement best describes your opinion about the amount of groundwater stored in the Atascadero Basin?

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* 15. Maintaining sustainability in the Atascadero Basin may require some concessions in the future. On a scale of 1 (most acceptable concession) to 5 (least acceptable concession), how would you rate the following concessions that may be necessary to maintain sustainability?

  (most acceptable)
1
2 3 4 (least acceptable)
5
Accept a reasonable but stable lowering of future groundwater levels
Some restrictions on pumping in dry years when groundwater levels might be low
Some reduction of flow in the Salinas River
Restrictions on pumping to maintain creek flows
A requirement to reduce agricultural pumping in all years
Accept that some shallow domestic wells may go dry and need to be deepened

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* 16. From your perspective, what are the biggest opportunities as a result of the SGMA process? Check all that apply.

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* 17. What would be a successful outcome of the SGMA process from your perspective?

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* 18. Please provide any other information, comments, or questions that you have regarding the SGMA process and development of Minimum Thresholds for the Atascadero Basin.

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