New river basin agency formation plan moves forward

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

With a joint powers agreement drafted and a new website up and running, the Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) for the Upper Ventura River Basin (UVRB) is nearing realization. Accordingly, a stakeholder meeting has been scheduled for June 14, said Bruce Kuebler, who chairs the Formation Committee for the GSA.

The GSA is being formed for the UVRB in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in September 2014, which requires the formation of local agencies to manage groundwater resources throughout the state.

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