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DWR Seeks Final Public Comment on Key Draft Groundwater Regulations

Contact: Lauren Hersh, DWR Public Affairs
(916) 653-2639 lauren.hersh@water.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – Historic legislation enacted by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. last year empowers local agencies to bring groundwater basins into sustainable patterns of pumping and recharge.  The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will hold three public meetings this week to solicit final public review and comment on the draft regulations that establish a process for local agencies to follow should they seek to modify the boundaries of a groundwater basin. The public comment period began July 17, 2015, and continues through September 4, 2015.

The schedule of meetings is as follows:

Monday, August 31, 2015
CA Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95812
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 Webcast Information: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast/

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Bakersfield Community College – Indoor Theater
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, California 93305
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 3. 2015 The Delhi Center – Serafine’s Ballroom
505 E. Central Avenue
Santa Ana, California 92707
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information regarding California’s groundwater basins and subbasins please visit: http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/index.cfm

This is the fourth year of California’s drought. To learn about the actions the state has taken to manage our water systems and cope with the drought’s impacts, visit Drought.CA.Gov. Every Californian should take steps to conserve water. Find out how at SaveOurWater.com.

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