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Montecito Groundwater Basin GSA

3-049 MONTECITO

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AGSA Eligibility Determination

  1. The Montecito Water District is an independent Special District providing potable water service to a population of approximately 12,000 located within the unincorporated areas of Montecito and Summerland in Santa Barbara County. The Montecito Water District is organized pursuant to Water Code 30000 et seq, which grants it water supply and water management responsibilities within its service area overlying the Montecito Groundwater Basin.
  2. No

BDecision to Become a GSA

  1. 07/24/2018
  2. SBNP_Notification_7_2018.pdf (66.2kB) Uploaded on 08/09/2018 at 08:48AM
  3. Reso 2169.pdf (886.4kB) Uploaded on 08/09/2018 at 08:48AM
  4. Montecito has been coordinating it's decision to implement SGMA within the Basin with all potentially interested parties including the County of Santa Barbara, the Carpinteria Water District, the City of Santa Barbara, and the public. The executed MOUs with Carpinteria Water District and the City of Santa Barbara are uploaded here. SGMA MOU MWD-CVWD 7-18-17.pdf (309.4kB) Uploaded on 08/21/2018 at 02:20PM MWD_City_SGMAMOU_10-9-18.pdf (900.6kB) Uploaded on 10/16/2018 at 01:21PM

CType of GSA Formation and Contact Information

    Montecito Groundwater Basin GSA
  1. Nick Turner
  2. SINGLE

DMap & Service Area Boundaries

  1. 3-049 MONTECITO
  2. Basin and GSA Boundary.pdf (517.4kB) Uploaded on 08/22/2018 at 03:49PM
  3. Source: Santa Barbara County provided the shape files for the City of Santa Barbara and the Montecito Water District. The Department of Water Resources provided the shape files for the Montecito Groundwater Basin Boundary.. Montecito_Water_District.zip (24.8kB) Uploaded on 08/22/2018 at 05:04PM
  4. Source: Santa Barbara County provided the shape files Montecito Groundwater Basin which is identical to the GSA jurisdictional area. Montecito_GSA.zip (15.9kB) Uploaded on 08/22/2018 at 05:04PM
  5. The Montecito Water District (MWD) Service area boundary is identical to that of the GSA boundary. MWD has applied for a Basin Boundary Modification to the southeast portion of the Montecito Groundwater Basin to make it align with the MWD service area boundary. If approved, it will make that portion of the Basin align with the MWD service area and GSA boundary.

ERequired Documents

  1. Interested parties include agricultural and domestic well owners, environmental advocates, City of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria Valley Water District, Montecito Planning Commission, County of Santa Barbara, Coastal Commission, and private water companies. Interested parties are, and will continue to be, represented in the following ways: The Montecito Water District (MWD) has executed, or is in the process of executing, MOUs with the City of Santa Barbara and the Carpinteria Valley Water District for cooperation in regard to SGMA and groundwater management. The MWD maintains a dedicated SGMA website and an interested parties list to which MWD sends SGMA related information and meeting notices. Information and public comment opportunities were provided at the following meetings: March 2, 2017 SGMA Public Workshop November 16, 2017 SGMA Public Workshop Montecito Association SGMA Presentation (When?) All meetings of the GSA Board of Directors will be duly noticed and conducted in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act and other applicable open meeting laws.
  2. See attached Map of jurisdictional Boundaries including the County of Santa Barbara, California Coastal Commission, Carpinteria Valley Water District, and City of Santa Barbara. The City of Santa Barbara fringe areas of overlap include: 1) City jurisdiction overlaps the Montecito Groundwater Basin (Basin) 2) Montecito Water District (MWD) serves water within the City of Santa Barbara 3) MWD serves water within the City of Santa Barbara The City and MWD are in the process of developing an MOU for cooperation on Groundwater Basin Management and SGMA issues. Also note that MWD has applied for a Basin Boundary Modification in which the boundary on the southeast corner of the Basin is to be adjusted to coincide with the jurisdictional boundary between the MWD and Carpinteria Valley Water District. Groundwater Basin and Jurisdictional Boundaries.pdf (483.3kB) Uploaded on 08/22/2018 at 03:50PM
  3. There are no new by laws, ordinances, or new authorities yet developed by the local agency.