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The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 is a comprehensive three-bill package that includes AB 1739 (Dickinson), SB 1168 (Pavley), and SB 1319 (Pavley) and sets the framework for statewide long-term sustainable groundwater management by local authorities. It requires the formation of new groundwater sustainability agencies tasked with assessing the conditions in their local basins and adopting locally-based sustainable management plans. It provides for limited state intervention only when a groundwater sustainability agencies is not formed and / or fails to create and implement a plan that will result in groundwater sustainability within 20 years.
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