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File #: 19-0452    Version: 1 Name: Conduct Hearing and Adopt Resolution to Establish Fresno County as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency for a Portio of the Pleasant Valley Groundwater Subbasin
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/4/2019 In control: Public Works & Planning
On agenda: 5/7/2019 Final action: 5/7/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Resolution No. 19-192
Title: 1. Conduct a public hearing under Water Code section 10723 and adopt a Resolution of Intention providing that the County of Fresno elects to undertake sustainable groundwater management and serve as the exclusive Groundwater Sustainability Agency for those portions of the Pleasant Valley Groundwater Subbasin that are within the County's jurisdictional boundary and outside the Pleasant Valley Water District's and City of Coalinga's jurisdictional boundary. 2. Direct Department of Public Works and Planning staff to submit to the Department of Water Resources a notice, pursuant to Sections 10723.8 and 10724(b) of the Water Code, that the County of Fresno intends to undertake sustainable groundwater management and serve as the exclusive Groundwater Sustainability Agency for those portions of the Pleasant Valley Groundwater Subbasin that are within the County's jurisdictional boundary and outside the Pleasant Valley Water District's and City of Coalinga's jurisdictional boundary.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Exhibit A, 3. Resolution No. 19-192
DATE: May 7, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Steven E. White, Director Department of Public Works and Planning

SUBJECT: Conduct Hearing and Adopt Resolution to Establish Fresno County as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency for a Portion of the Pleasant Valley
Groundwater Subbasin

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Conduct a public hearing under Water Code section 10723 and adopt a Resolution of Intention providing that the County of Fresno elects to undertake sustainable groundwater management and serve as the exclusive Groundwater Sustainability Agency for those portions of the Pleasant Valley Groundwater Subbasin that are within the County's jurisdictional boundary and outside the Pleasant Valley Water District's and City of Coalinga's jurisdictional boundary.

2. Direct Department of Public Works and Planning staff to submit to the Department of Water Resources a notice, pursuant to Sections 10723.8 and 10724(b) of the Water Code, that the County of Fresno intends to undertake sustainable groundwater management and serve as the exclusive Groundwater Sustainability Agency for those portions of the Pleasant Valley Groundwater Subbasin that are within the County's jurisdictional boundary and outside the Pleasant Valley Water District's and City of Coalinga's jurisdictional boundary.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended actions would authorize Department of Public Works and Planning staff to notify the Department of Water Resources (DWR) that the County intends to serve as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) for those portions of the Pleasant Valley Subbasin (Subbasin) that are not within the Pleasant Valley Water District's (PVWD) or City of Coalinga's jurisdictional boundaries. This item pertains to locations in District 4.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may choose not to approve the recommended actions; however, it would result in land left uncovered by a GSA causing the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to assert its power t...

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