SGMA Alternative Submittal

Martis Valley Groundwater Basin (MVGB)

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District, Northstar Community Services District, Placer County Water Agency, Town of Truckee, Nevada County and Placer County (local SGMA agencies)  in the Martis Valley Groundwater Basin (MVGB) put forth an Alternative Submittal in December, 2016 in compliance with California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA).  The local SGMA agencies hired a licensed engineering firm (GEI Consultants) to certify the MVGB alternative submittal.

The Alternative Submittal and supporting GEI document contain information on SGMA, the requirements for an alternative submittal, and a report certifying that the MVGB has operated within the sustainable yield for at least 25 years.

Due to the large size of the full Alternative Submittal, below are links to the following documents:

Complete Alternative Submittal minus GEI Support Report

GEI Support Report

The MVGB Alternative Submittal was submitted in December, 2016 before the January 1, 2017 deadline.  The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has by statute 2-years to review the report which is still underway.  SGMA did require the preparation of an Alternative Submittal Annual Report before the April 1, 2018 deadline.  The Annual Report is below:

MVGB SGMA Alternative 2018 Annual Report

For questions or additional information, please contact the Truckee Donner PUD’s Public Information & Strategic Affairs Director.

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