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Groundwater Sustainability Plan


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Einen Grandi (Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District GSA)
P.O. Box 88
Notice Date: 08/20/2021
SV_GSP_90 Day_Notice to Adopt_09.20.21.pdf (188kB)
Public Hearing Date: 01/17/2022
01/17/2022 - GSP adopted at SVGMD Board of Directors Meeting; 01/18/2022 - GSP adopted at Plumas County Board of Supervisors meeting
SV_GSP_AdoptionHearings_PublicNotice_Jan 17_Jan 18_2022.pdf (613.5kB)
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Title Publication Name Publish Date Author(s) File Name or URL
Northeastern Counties Ground Water Investigation Volume 1 1963-01-01 DWR
Sierra Valley Ground Water Study 1983-06-01 DWR
A white paper on the opportunities and challenges for management of groundwater under SGMA 2019-12-01 Bachand and Associates, Carlton Hydrology
Inventory of Sierra Valley Wells and Groundwater Quality Conditions Plumas County Planning Department 2016-11-29 Bohm, Burkhard
Sierra Valley Aquifer Delineation and Groundwater Flow 2016-12-27 Bohm, Burkhard
Sierra Valley Ground Water Study Update – Chilcoot Subbasin. Northern District Memorandum Report. Bulletin 118-80 2004-01-01 DWR
Sierra Valley Ground Water Study Update – Sierra Valley Subbasin. Northern District Memorandum Report Bulletin 118 2004-02-27 DWR
Best Management Practices for the Sustainable Management of Groundwater: Monitoring Network and Identification of Data Gaps 2016-12-01 DWR
Geotechnical Memo- Pavement Cracking - Assessment and Recommendations 2021-05-25 CalTrans
Brief History of the Ramelli Ranch Vicinity 2021-02-08 Elliot, D.
Overpumping leads to California groundwater arsenic threat Nature Communications 2018-06-05 Smith R., Knight, R., Fendorf, S.
Record of Survey No. 2017-004 2016-01-01 CalTrans
Toxicological profile for Boron. 2010-11-01 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Impacts of Afforestation on Groundwater Resources and Quality Hydrogeology Journal 2001-05-04 Allen, A., and Chapman, D.
LESA System Provides Uncertain Efficiency Improvements for Alfalfa Irrigation, Sierra Valley 2020-06-10 Bachand and Associates
Geology of the Portola and Reconnaissance Peak Quadrangles, Plumas County, California. 1979-01-01 Berry, David
Hydrological Control of Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in a Sierra Nevada Subalpine Meadow Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research 2014-02-01 Blankinship, J., and Hart, S.
Low Elevation Sprinkler Application 2021-01-01 Bonneville Power Administration
Atlas of the Biodiversity of California 2003-10-06 California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG)
California Natural Diversity Database. RareFind 5 2020-08-01 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Biogeographic Information and Observation System 2021-08-01 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
An interagency-multidisciplinary investigation of the natural resources of the Sierra Valley study area 1973-01-01 California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Climate Change Data and Guidance for Use During Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development 2018-07-01 California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Statewide Crop Mapping 2018-09-30 California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
SGMA Basin Prioritization Process and Results 2019-12-01 California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Natural Communities Commonly Associated with Groundwater 2020-01-01 California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Plumas-Sierra County Farm Bureau 2021-01-01 California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF)
A Manual of California Vegetation 2021-01-01 California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
Bird Response to Hydrologic Restoration of Montance Riparian Meadows Restoration Ecology 2020-05-24 Campos, B.R., Burnett, R.D., Loffland, H.L., and Siegel, R.B.
Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the United States Geological Survey: General Procedure for Gaging Streams 1968-01-01 Carter, R.W., and Davidian, J.
Watershed Management Guidebook: A Guide to Outcome-Based Watershed Management 2013-01-01 Drake, K., Hogan, M., McCullough, R., Moss, B., Triplat, D., Worster, L., Downing, L., Downing, N., Brautigam, N., and Layh, G.
eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance 2021-01-01 eBird
Sierra Valley Birders Guidebook Feather River Land Trust and Plumas Audobon Society 2021-01-01 Feather River Land Trust
Scott Valley Integrated Hydrologic Model: Data collection, analysis, and water budget 2013-04-22 Foglia, L., McNally, A., Hall, C., Ledesma, L., Hines, R.
The Water Table: The Shifting Foundation of Life on Land Ambio 2012-07-07 Glazer, A., and Likens, G.
Simulated Rainfall Evaluation of Revegetation/Mulch Erosion Control in the Lake Tahoe Basin - 1: Method Assessment Land Degredation and Development 2004-12-09 Grismer, M.E., and Hogan, M.P.
Vegetation and Water-Table Relationships in a Hydrologically Restored Riparian Meadow Wetlands 2009-09-01 Hammersmark, C.T., Rains, M.C., Wickland, A.C., and Mount, J.F.
MODFLOW-2005, The U.S. Geological Survey Modular Ground-Water Model—the Ground-Water Flow Process U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 2005-12-31 Harbaugh, A.W.
A Field Manual for Groundwater-Level Monitoring at the Texas Water Development Board 2016-09-01 Hopkins, J. and Anderson, B.
Meadow Restoration Increases Baseflow and Groundwater Storage in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California Journal of the American Water Resources Association 2018-08-31 Hunt, L.J.H, Fair, J., and Odland, M.
Jepson eFlora 2021-12-23 Jepson Flora Project
A Framework for Understanding the Hydoecology of Impacted Wet Meadows in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges, California, USA Hydrogeology Journal 2008-11-06 Loheide, S.P., Deitchman, R.S., Cooper, D.J., Wolf, E.C., Hammersmark, C.T., and Lundquist, J.D.
Hydrologic Processes Influencing Meadow Ecosystems 2011-01-01 Lord, M.L., Jewett, D.G., Miller, J.R., Germanoski, D., and Chambers, J.C.
Groundwater Controls on Vegetation Compostition and Patterning in Mountain Meadows Water Resources Research 2011-09-24 Lowry, C.S., Loheide, S.P., Moore, C.E., Lundquist, J.D.
Climate and Landscape Drive Pace and Pattern of Conifer Encroachment into Subalpine Meadows 2017-05-08 Lubetkin, K.C., Westerling, A.L., Kueppers, L.M.
PRMS-IV, the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System, Version 4 2015-02-13 Markstrom, S.L., Regan, R.S., Hay, L.E., Viger, R.J., Webb, R.M., Payn, R.A. and LaFontaine, J.H.
An Overview of Fire in the Sierra Nevada 1996-01-01 McKelvey, K.S., Skinner, C.N., Chang, C., Erman, D.C., Husari, S.J., Parsons, D.J., can Wagtendonk, J.W., and Weatherspoon, C.P.
Important Bird Areas Sierra Valley California 2008-01-01 National Audobon Society
Sierra Valley Conservation Partnership Project 2016-12-31 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database 2019-09-16 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Documentation of the Streamflow-Routing (SFR2) Package to Include Unsaturated Flow Beneath Streams - A Modification to SFR1 U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 2005-12-31 Niswonger, R.G. and Prudic, D.E.
2018 - 2019 USGS Lidar: Northern California Wildfire - QL2 2021-11-30 OCM Partners
Land Subsidence Due to Withdrawl of Fluids 1969-01-01 Poland, J.F., and Davis, G.H.
30-Year Precipitation Normals 2014-02-04 PRISM Climate Group
A New Streamflow-Routing (SFR1) Package To Simulate Stream-Aquifer Interaction With Modflow-2000 USGS Open-File Report 2004-12-31 Prudic, D.E., Konikow, L.F. and Banta, E.R.
Ground Water Issue: Low-Flow (Minimal Drawdown) Ground-Water Sampling Procedures 1996-04-01 Puls, R.W. and Barcelona, M.J.
Soil Carbon Dynamics in Montane Meadows of the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascade Mountain Ranges 2020-12-01 Reed, C.C.
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater 2012-01-01 Rice, E.W., Baird, R.B., Eaton, A.D., and Clesceri, L.S.
Geologic Map of the Chico Quadrangle Regional Geologic Map Series 1992-01-01 Saucedo, G. J., and Wagner, D.L.
Mohawk Valley fault zone, Mohawk Valley section (Class A) No. 25a Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States 1995-10-01 Sawyer, T.L.
Technical Report on 1998-2003 Hydrogeologic Evaluation for Sierra Valley 2002-05-01 Schmidt, K.D. and Associates
Technical Report on 2003-2005 Hydrogeologic Evaluation for Sierra Valley 2005-05-01 Schmidt, K.D. and Associates
Technical Report on 2005-2011 Hydrogeologic Evaluation for Sierra Valley 2012-05-01 Schmidt, K.D. and Associates
Unpiloted Aerial System (UAS)-Supported Biogeomorphic Analysis of Restored Sierra Nevada Montane Meadows 2020-06-05 Davis, J., Blesius, L., Slocombe, M., Maher, S., Vasey, M., Christian, P. and Lynch, P.
California Code of Regulations, Title 23. California Code of Regulations 2021-01-01 State Water Resources Control Board
Technical Report on 2012-2014 Hydrogeologic Evaluation for Sierra Valley 2015-05-01 Schmidt, K.D. and Associates
Technical Report on 2015-2016 Hydrogeologic Evaluation for Sierra Valley 2017-07-01 Schmidt, K.D. and Associates
Groundwater observation network design for the Kansas groundwater 1456 management districts, USA Journal of Hydrology 1983-01-01 Sophocleous, M.,
The Changing Water Cycle: The Eco-Hydrologic Impacts of Forest Density Reduction in Mediterranean (Seasonally Dry) Regions WIRES Water 2019-05-07 Tague, C.L., Moritz, M.A., and Hanan, E.
Sensitivity Analysis and Calibration of an Integrated Hydrologic Model in an Irrigated Agricultural Basin With a Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystem Water Resources Research 2019-06-27 Tolley, D.,Foglia, L., and Harter, T.
InSAR Data Accuracy for California Groundwater Basins CGPS Data Comparative Analysis January 2015 to October 2020 2021-04-07 Towill, Inc.
InSAR Land Surveying and Mapping Services to DWR supporting SGMA – 2020 update. 2021-01-01 TRE Altamira
Survey Makers and Monumentation 2012-03-01 United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Classification and Assessment with Landsat of Visible Ecological Groupings (CalVeg). Region 5: Central Coast: Imagery date: 1997–2013. 2014-01-01 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Tahoe National Forest Climate Change Trend Summary 2020-01-01 USDA US Forest Service Region 5 Ecology Program
National Wetlands Inventory – Version 2.0 (NWI). Imagery date: 1984. 2018-01-01 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) portal 2021-01-01 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Use of Passive Diffusion Samplers for Monitoring Volatile Organic Compunds in Ground Water 2000-06-01 United States Geological Survey (USGS)
National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data (NFM) 2015-01-01 United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Mountain-Block Hydrology and Mountain-Front Recharge Groundwater Recharge in a Desert Environment: The Southwestern United States 2004-01-01 Wilson, J.L. and Guan, H.
Ability of Restored Wetlands to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus Concentrations in Agricultural Drainage Water Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 2000-07-01 Woltemade, C.J.
Special Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, and Lichens List 2020-10-01 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Contribution of Frenchman Lake spill to the fishery of Little Last Chance Creek 1998-12-01 DWR
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: Guidance for Preparing Groundwater Sustainability Plans. 2018-01-01 Rohde, M. M., S. Matsumoto, J. Howard, S. Liu, L. Riege, and E. J. Remson.
Critical Species LookBook: A compendium of California's threatened and endangered species for sustainable groundwater management 2019-08-01 Rohde, M. M., B. Seapy, R. Rogers, X. Castañeda, editors
Sierra Valley Ground Water Cross-Sectional Analysis 2021-09-14 University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE)
Sierra Valley Watershed Assessment 2005-04-01 Vestra
Results of Temperature Gradient Hole Drilling in Sierra Valley, California 1986-02-01 GeothermEx, Inc.
Potential aquatic diversity management areas in the Sierra Nevada. Chapter 9 in Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project: Final report to Congress, Volume II. University of California, Davis. 1996-01-01 Moyle, P.B., P.J. Randall, and R.M. Yoshiyama
Upper Feather River Basin Fisheries Assessment and Restoration Strategy 2021-06-01 Rogers, V., K. Roby, and M. Kossow
California's Known Wolves - Past and Present 2021-10-01 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
GDE Pulse: Taking the Pulse of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems with Satellite Data 2019-01-01 Klausmeyer, K.R., T. Biswas, M.M. Rhode, F. Schuetzenmeister, N. Rindlaub, I. Housman, J.K. Howard.
Freshwater species list for Sierra Valley Groundwater Basin 2021-01-01 The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Nitrogen Fertilizer Loading to Groundwater in the Central Valley California Department of Food and Agriculture 2017-10-01 Harter, T., K. Dzurella, G. Kourakos, A. Hollander, A. Bell, N. Santos, Q. Hart, A. King, J. Quinn, 1446 G. Lampinen, D. Liptzin, T. Rosenstock, M. Zhang, G.S. Pettygrove, and T. Tomich
Sensitive Natural Communities List 2020-08-01 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Annotated checklist of the flora of the Sierra Valley region of Sierra and Plumas counties, California. Phytoneuron 2016-13: 1-121 2016-02-17 Harnach, W.
Natural Communities Commonly Associated with Groundwater (NCCAG) Dataset Viewer. 2018-04-01 Klausmeyer K., J. Howard, T. Keeler-Wolf, K. Davis-Fadtke, R. Hull, A. Lyons
Progress Report: Subsidence in California, March 2015 - Septemeber 2016 2017-01-01 Farr, T. G., Jones, C. E., Liu, Z.
Conceptual models for surface water and groundwater interactions and pond and plug restored meadows Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 72 2017-08-30 Rodriguez, K., Swanson, S. and McMahon, A
Appendix A Water Level Measurements 1994-10-01 Sierra Valley
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Ivesia webberi; Final Rule 2014-06-03 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
FSM 2600 – Wildlife, Fish, and Sensitive Plant Habitat Management, Chapter 2670 – Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants and Animals. Forest Service Manual Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2). 2011-05-25 USFS
Groundwater relationships to pumping, precipitation and geology in high-elevation basin, Sierra Valley, CA 2020-02-01 Bachand, P.A.M, Burt, K.S., Carlton, A., and Bachand, S.M.
Federal Register 2014-05-03 USFWS
Plumas National Forest fish distribution data 2021-01-01 USDA
1994 - 1998 Sierra Valley Groundwater Update 1999-01-01 K Schmidt
Natural Resources of the Sierra Valley Study Area, Sierra and Plumas Counties 1973-10-01 CADWR
Elevation Readings Export (CSV)

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