06/18/20 Groundwater Authority Engineer’s Report Packet (pdf)

As the Board is aware, the Basin’s Sustainable Yield is insufficient to meet the water needs of the Basin that could/should be classified as permanent needs and as such the IWVGA must rely on imported supplies. Additionally, it has been determined that the decades of severe overdraft and inaction have already damaged the Basin significantly and recent Basin model runs have demonstrated the need for urgent and significant actions to preserve the community and bring the Basin into Sustainability as required by SGMA. In fact, the Baseline Model run projects that without action to cure the severe overdraft, the Basin’s infrastructure will not be able to produce the needed groundwater in less than 45 years (2065)