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Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency Advisory Committee

Authority and Duties

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Joint Powers Agreement executed May 25, 2017 among the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Sonoma Resource Conservation District, the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, the cities of Cotati, Rohnert Park, and Santa Rosa, and the town of Windsor.


The Advisory Committee provides input and recommendations to the Agency Board on groundwater sustainability plan development and implementation and the Agency policies.  The intent of the committee is to provide community perspective and participation in the Groundwater Sustainability Agency.  The Advisory Committee will review and/or provide recommendation to the Agency Board on groundwater-related issues that may include:


  • Development, adoption or amendment of the GSP
  • Sustainability goals and objectives
  • Best management practices
  • Monitoring programs
  • Annual work plans and reports (including mandatory 5-year milestone reports)
  • Modeling scenarios
  • Inter-basin coordination activities
  • Projects and Management action to achieve sustainability
  • Community outreach
  • Local regulation to implement SGMA
  • Fee proposals
  • General advisory