The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

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What Is SGMA?

Learn about groundwater and the landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Learn About SGMA
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What Is State Intervention?

Learn about the State's role in ensuring the sustainable management of groundwater resources

Learn About Intervention
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Groundwater Basins

Learn about basins subject to State intervention and actions taken by the State Water Board

Learn More About the Basins
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Reporting and Fees

Get information on annual groundwater extraction reporting requirements and related fees

Reporting and Fees Information
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More Information and Resources

Access helpful links and materials including frequently asked questions, fact sheets, and State Water Board comment letters

Access More Resources
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Public Meetings

Access our calendar of upcoming public meetings and information regarding past events

Calendar of Public Meetings

Contact Us

General Inquiries

Media Requests

Adjudication Contacts

Any plaintiff seeking a comprehensive groundwater adjudication should provide notice of the adjudication to the State Water Resources Control Board as required by California Code of Civil Procedure section 835, subdivision (a)(6).

The State Water Resources Control Board requests that notice be provided to all the following persons. Notice by electronic mail is preferred:

Michael A.M. Lauffer, Chief Counsel

Tina Cannon Leahy, Senior Staff Counsel

David Rose, Senior Staff Counsel

Amanda Pearson, Senior Staff Counsel

State Water Resources Control Board
Office of Chief Counsel
1001 I Street, 22nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 341-5161

For service of any pleading naming the State Water Resources Control Board, please also follow the electronic service of process guidelines at the California State Water Resources Control Board Laws & Regulations.

Stay Informed

Subscribe to our email list to receive State Water Board announcements, updates, and information on SGMA activities.

  Language Access Services

The State Water Board provides interpretation and translation services in any language at no cost to you.

  • Language interpretation for public meetings, workshops, and meetings with Water Board staff.
  • Written translation of documents including comment letters, fact sheets, and more.

To request these services, please complete the Language Access Form by clicking on the "Request Language Services" button below.

The form is available in English, Español (Spanish), Tagalog, 中文 (Simplified Chinese), 한국인 (Korean), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi).