California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires the preparation and implementation of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for High and Medium priority groundwater basins. The Big Valley Groundwater Basin (BVGB) is a medium priority basin and must be managed under a GSP by January 31, 2022. A map of the BVGB boundary can be seen by clicking here.
Lassen and Modoc Counties have stepped forward as Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) for their respective portions of the basin and have agreed to work cooperatively to develop a single GSP for the BVGB. For more information, please visit the Groundwater Sustainability Agency websites at:
The purpose of this website is to facilitate active participation of stakeholders in the GSP development and implementation for the Basin. The website will be used in the following ways:
Please take a communication and engagement survey by clicking here.
COVID-19 Response by the Big Valley Groundwater Basin Advisory Committee (BVAC)
In consultation with the Chair, Vice Chair, and Counsel, and consistent with California Governor Gavin Newsom's executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings, BVAC meetings will be open to the public online or by telephone only until further notice. For more information about upcoming meetings and how to participate, see the "Events" section below.
Register as an interested party to receive email notifications from the Communication Portal.
Comments related to GSP development are being collected through an online form. You may submit a general comment or a comment regarding a draft document open for public review.
For Public Draft Chapters 4 and 5: Comments received by August 4, 2020, will be addressed in the Revised Draft, which will be made available to the public by August 26, 2020. Comments received after August 4, 2020, will be addressed when the chapters are assembled into the complete Draft GSP.