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Piret Harmon (Salinas Valley Basin GSA)
1441 Schilling Place
Notice Date: 09/08/2021
Two notices of the planned adoption were provided to Monterey County, Soledad, and Greenfield: first on 9/8/2021, and then an updated one on 1/11/2022.
Monterey County 90 day notice 1-11-22.pdf (59.4kB)
Monterey County 90 day notice.pdf (59.3kB)
Greenfield 90 day notice 1-11-22.pdf (59kB)
Greenfield 90 day notice.pdf (58.9kB)
Soledad 90 day notice 1-11-22.pdf (58.9kB)
Soledad 90 day notice.pdf (58.9kB)
Public Hearing Date: 01/13/2022
There are two notices of the public hearing: for the original intended GSP adoption at the 12/9/2021 meeting, and then for the meeting the GSP was ultimately adopted at on 1/13/2022.
Public Hearing Notice 1-13_9483_LEGAL.pdf (32.3kB)
Publice Hearing Notice 12-9.pdf (128.4kB)
File Name GSP Regulation Element(s) Uploaded Date & Time
Title Publication Name Publish Date Author(s) File Name or URL
Salinas River Long-Term Management Plan Management Plan 2019-02-01 Monterey County Water Resources Agency
2018 Groundwater Extraction Summary Report Technical Report 2019-09-01 Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Interlake Tunnel Progress Report Presentation 2020-05-01 Monterey County Water Resources Agency
A Guide to Water Quality Requirements Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Guidance Document 2019-04-01 Moran, Tara, and Alletta Belin
Soil suitability index identifies potential areas for groundwater banking on agricultural lands California Agriculture 2015-04-01 O’Geen, A.T., M.B.B. Saal, H. Dahlke, D. Doll, R. Elkins, A. Fulton, G. Fogg, T. Harter, J.W. Hopmans, C. Ingels, F. .Niederholzer, S. Sandovol Solis, P. Verdegaal and M. Walkinshaw
Pajaro Valley Covered Fallow Plan Management Plan 2018-02-01 Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County (RCDSCC)
Erosion Control Treatment Selection Guide Guidance Document 2006-12-01 Rivas, T.
Digital Geologic Map of Monterey County, California, 1934-2001 Map 2001-01-01 Rosenberg, Lewis I.
Groundwater observation network design for the Kansas groundwater management districts, USA Journal of Hydrology 1983-01-01 Sophocleous, M.
Hydrogeologic Investigation- Arroyo Seco Cone Technical Report 1994-04-01 Staal, Gardner & Dunne, Inc.
GeoTracker Website Website 2020-01-01 State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment Program (GAMA) Groundwater Information System Website Website 2020-01-01 State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
Quaternary geologic map of the north-central part of the Salinas River Valley and Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2014-01-01 Taylor, E.M., and D.S. Sweetkind
Investigating the landscape of Arroyo Seco -- Decoding the past -- A teaching guide to climate-controlled landscape evolotion in a tectonically active region U.S. Geological Survey Circular 2017-09-01 Taylor, E.M., D.S. Sweetkind, and J.C. Havens
A Guide to Wildlands Conservation in the Central Coast Region of California Technical Report 2002-07-01 Thorne, J., D. Cameron, and V. Jigour
Report on Castroville Irrigation Project Deep Test Hole and Freshwater Bearing Strata Below the Pressure 400-Foot Aquifer, Salians Valley, California Technical Report 1976-04-20 Thorup, R.R.
Water System Service Areas Website 2020-01-01 Tracking California
TIGER/Line Geodatabases Dataset 2013-01-01 U.S. Census Bureau
National Soil Survey Handbook Guidance Document 2019-09-30 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Critical Habitat: What is it? Guidance Document 2017-01-01 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
City of Greenfield Potable Water Distribution System Master Plan Management Plan 2016-07-01 Wallace Group
Ground water and surface water: A single resource USGS Circular 1999-01-01 Winter, T.C., Harvey, J.W., Franke, O.L., and Alley, W.M.
Deep Aquifer Investigation – Hydrogeologic Data Inventory, Review, Interpretation and Implications Technical Report 2003-03-31 WRIME, Inc.
Simulated Effects of Ground-Water Management Alternatives for the Salinas Valley, California USGS Water Resource Investigations 1988-01-01 Yates, Eugene B.
Hydrostratigraphic Analysis of the Northern Salinas Valley Technical Report 2004-05-14 Kennedy-Jenks
Ground-Water Quality Data in the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley Basins, California, 2005 - Results from the California GAMA Program USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2005-01-01 Kulongoski, Justin T., and Kenneth Belitz
Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration from Arundo donax in the Salinas River Channel Technical Report 2021-03-31 Melton, F., and M. Hang
Soil moisture monitoring for climate research: Evaluation of a low-cost sensor in the framework of the Swiss Soil Moisture Experiment (SwissSMEX) campaign Technical Report 2011-03-09 Mittelbach, H., F. Casini, I. Lehner, A. Teuling, and S. Seneviratne
2018 Monterey County Crop Report Technical Report 2018-01-01 Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner
Monterey County General Plan, Chapter 5 Management Plan 2010-10-26 Monterey County Housing and Community Development
Monterey County Groundwater Management Plan Management Plan 2006-05-01 Monterey County Water Resources Agency
CASGEM Monitoring Plan for High and Medium Priority Basins in the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin Management Plan 2015-03-10 Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Salinas River Stream Maintenance Program Permit Application Supplemental Attachement Application 2016-01-01 Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Email sent by Tamara Voss (MCWRA). Subject: Data request from MCWRA - GWL Change and Website Link for Extraction Reports Email 2018-08-09 Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Nacimiento Dam Operation Policy Management Plan 2018-02-20 Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Quarterly Salinas Valley Water Conditions Report Technical Report 2019-10-01 Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values Technical Report 2020-01-01 American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers, California Chapter (ASFMRA)
Streamflow depletion by wells -- Understanding and managing the effects of groundwater pumping on streamflow USGS Circular 2012-11-01 Barlow, P.M., and S.A. Leake
One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model: A MODFLOW Based Conjunctive-Use Simulation Software USGS Techniques and Methods 2020-04-07 Boyce, Scott E., Randall T. Hanson, Ian Ferguson, Wolfgang Schmid, Wesley R. Henson, Thomas Reimann, Steffen W. Mehl, and Marisa M. Earll
Water Capital Facilities Plan Volume 1 Report Technical Report 1991-07-01 Boyle Engineering Corporation
State of the Salinas River Groundwater Basin - Hydrology Report Technical Report 2015-01-26 Brown and Caldwell
BLM National Surface management Agency Area Polygons National Geospatial Data Asset 2020-04-16 Bureau of Land Management
Status and Understanding of Groundwater Quality in the Monterey-Salinas Shallow Aquifer Study Unit, 2012–13: California GAMA Priority Basin Project USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2018-09-01 Burton, Carmen A., and Michael T. Wright
Arundo donax: Distribution and Impacts Technical Report 2011-03-01 Cal-IPC
Soil Survey of the Salinas Area, California USDA, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils 1925-01-01 Carpenter, E.J., and S. Cosby
Northern Counties Groundwater Characterization: Salinas Valley, Pajaro Valley and Gilroy-Hollister Valley Technical Report 2015-06-01 Central Coast Groundwater Coalition
Groundwater Quality Conditions and Agricultural Discharges in the Central Coast Region Technical Report 2018-05-11 Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coast Basin Management Plan 2019-06-01 Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands Regulations 2021-05-11 Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
2015 Urban Water Mangement Plan Management Plan 2018-01-01 City of Greenfield
Storm drain design standards Regulations 2021-12-15 City of Morgan Hill
Municipal Code Section 15.12.150 (C) Regulations 2021-12-16 City of Temecula
Envirostar Website Website 2020-01-01 Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
California’s Ground Water Bulletin 2003-10-01 Department of Water Resources
Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin, Forebay Aquifer Subbasin Bulletin 2004-02-27 Department of Water Resources
Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin, 180/400-Foot Aquifer Subbasin Bulletin 2004-02-27 Department of Water Resources
Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin, Eastside Aquifer Subbasin Bulletin 2004-02-27 Department of Water Resources
California’s Ground Water Bulletin 2016-12-22 Department of Water Resources
Monitoring Networks and Identification of Data Gaps Best Management Practices Guidance Document 2016-12-01 Department of Water Resources
Sustainable Management Criteria Best Management Practices Guidance Document 2017-11-01 Department of Water Resources
Guidance for Climate Change Data During Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development Guidance Document 2018-07-01 Department of Water Resources
Email sent by Benjamin Brezing (DWR). Subject: Error bounds on subsidence raster Email 2019-05-30 Department of Water Resources
Well Completion Report Map Application Dataset 2020-01-01 Department of Water Resources
Natural Communities Commonly Associated with Groundwater (NCCAG) Dataset 2020-01-01 Department of Water Resources
SGMA Data Viewer Map Application Dataset 2020-01-01 Department of Water Resources
Handbook for Water Budget Development Guidance Document 2020-02-01 Department of Water Resources
Household Water Supply Shortage Reporting System web form Website 2021-01-01 Department of Water Resources
Digital simulation of the effects of urbanization on runoff in the upper Santa Ana Valley, California USGS Water Resource Investigations 1974-02-01 Durbin, Timothy J.
Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Digital Flow Models of the Salinas Valley Ground-Water Basin, California USGS Water Resource Investigations 1978-11-01 Durbin, Timothy J., G.W. Kapple and J.R. Freckleton
Pancho Rico Formation, Salinas Valley, CA USGS Professional Paper 1965-01-01 Durham, D.L., and W.O. Addicott
Addressing Regional Surface Water Depletions in California, A Proposed Approach for Compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Guidance Document 2018-01-01 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Lowest Floor Elevation, Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction Technical Fact Sheet 2003-01-01 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Forebay Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan Implementation Agreement between the Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency and the Arroyo Seco Groundwater Sustainability Agency Regulations 2021-04-22 Forebay Implementation Agreement (SVBGSA & ASGSA)
Greater Monterey County Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Management Plan 2018-09-01 Greater Monterey County Regional Water Management Group (RWMG)
Geology of Southern Monterey Bay and Its Relationship to the Ground Water Basin and Salt Water Intrusion Open File Report 1970-08-06 Greene, H.G.
Geology of the Monterey Bay Region Open File Report 1977-01-01 Greene, H.G.
Selected Geological Cross Sections in the Salinas Valley Using GEOBASE Technical Report 1992-05-01 Hall, P.
2018 Regulatory Fee Study Technical Report 2019-02-04 Hansford Economic Consulting
Geohydrology of a Deep-aquifer System Monitoring-well Site at Marine, Monterey County, California Water-Resources Investigation Reports 2002-01-01 Hanson, R.T., Rhett R. Everett, Mark W. Newhouse, Steven M. Crawford, M. Isabel Pimentel, and Gregory A. Smith
Hydrogeologic Investigation of the Salinas Valley Basin in the Vicinity of Fort Ord and Marina, Salinas Valley, California Technical Report 2001-04-12 Harding ESE
2020 Urban Water Management Plan Management Plan 2021-07-01 Harris & Associates
Design of ground-water level observation-well programs Groundwater 1976-03-01 Heath, R.C.
Rotational Cover Crop Plan Economic Analysis: Private Costs and Public Benefits of Cover Crop Fallowing in the Pajaro Valley and Potential Incentive Structures Technical Report 2017-06-01 Highland Economics
A Field Manual for Groundwater-level Monitoring at the Texas Water Development Board Guidance Document 2016-01-01 Hopkins, J., and B. Anderson
Distribution of Groundwater Nitrate Concentrations, Salinas Valley, California Technical Report 2014-04-30 HydroFocus, Inc.
Geologic map of California Map 2010-01-01 Jennings, C.W., with modifications by C. Gutierrez, W. Bryant, G. Saucedo, and C. Wills
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