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File #: 21-1305    Version: 1
Type: Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 11/23/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action:
Title: PUBLIC HEARING 1:45 PM - 30 Minutes Director of Planning, Building and Environmental Services to present the Draft Napa County Groundwater Sustainability Plan. (CONTINUED FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2021)
Attachments: 1. Letter of Transmittal, 2. Executive Summary Abstract, 3. Executive Summary, 4. Executive Summary_Spanish, 5. Table 5-18, 6. Table 11-3, 7. Table 12-3, 8. PowerPoint (added after meeting)

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: David Morrison - Director of Planning, Building and Environmental Services
REPORT BY: David Morrison - Director of Planning, Building and Environmental Services
SUBJECT: Presentation of Napa County Groundwater Sustainability Plan


RECOMMENDATION
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PUBLIC HEARING 1:45 PM - 30 Minutes

Director of Planning, Building and Environmental Services to present the Draft Napa County Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

(CONTINUED FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2021)
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014 requires the implementation of groundwater sustainability planning and management for groundwater basins or subbasins that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has designated as medium or high priority. Napa County contains one high priority basin, the Napa Valley Subbasin (Subbasin) for which a groundwater sustainability agency (GSA) was formed in December 2019. All medium and high priority subbasins within California must adopt Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) by January 31, 2022.

A 25-member Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee (GSPAC) was formed in June 2020 to advise the Napa County GSA Board of Directors on the preparation of the GSP with policies and recommendations to manage and ensure the long-term protection and availability of groundwater resources within the Subbasin. The GSPAC met 21 times over the course of 18 months and during its final meeting on November 16, 2021, a supermajority of committee members voted to recommend the NCGSA adopt the GSP.

GSPAC bylaws, which required that the Committee make their recommendation to the Napa County Groundwater Sustainability Agency (NCGSA) by November 1, 2021, were subsequently amended by the NCGSA on October 19, 2021, to extend the deadline to November 19, 2021. The GSP was transmitted to the NCGSA along with a Transmittal Letter co-authored by GSPAC Chair David Graves and Vice Chair Alan Galbraith on November 19,...

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