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Los Osos groundwater basin boundaries to be modified

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has directed its staff to explore a boundary modification for the Los Osos Groundwater Basin, to align the state’s basin boundary with current scientific data and jurisdictional information.

The potential change will follow California Department of Water Resources regulations relating to the process of modifying basin boundaries.

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act took effect Jan. 1, 2015, providing “new authorities to management agencies” and requiring “various actions to be taken to achieve sustainable groundwater management in high and medium priority groundwater basins,” according to a county Department of Public Works press release.

Among the SGMA’s first statutory deadlines is requiring the state to update basin boundaries as needed.

A public workshop on the issue will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades Ave.

All local agencies and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

For more information, go to http://www.slocountywater.org/site/Water%20Resources/SGMA/ or call Catherine Martin at 781-5275.

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