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DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

PART 8.2. Paso Robles Basin Water District [37900 - 37969]

  ( Part 8.2 added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 350, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 4. Groundwater Management Plans [37940 - 37942]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 350, Sec. 1. )

37940.
  

In order to balance the water supply and demand within the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, the district may do the following:

(a) Develop, adopt, and implement a groundwater management plan to control extractions from the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin aquifers with the objective of balancing water supply and demand in the region.

(b) The groundwater management plan may also include and address the following:

(1) Existing groundwater storage.

(2) Long-term recoverable storage, including an estimate of nonrecoverable storage.

(3) The expected adverse effects of projected extractions.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 350, Sec. 1. (AB 2453) Effective January 1, 2015.)

37941.
  

The groundwater management plan may establish distinct zones or regions based on the geology of the basin, land use, water use, the location of extraction facilities, or other concerns as determined by the board.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 350, Sec. 1. (AB 2453) Effective January 1, 2015.)

37942.
  

The groundwater management plan may include a policy for the issuance of new well permits that takes into consideration the location of proposed wells and area of use, projected extractions from the wells, and the effect of the extractions on existing users and on storage. In developing the management plan, the district may consider a ban on new irrigated acreage or new municipal water system wells. The district may include a contingency plan to deal with seawater intrusion, basin contamination, or other risks that could impair the ability to rely on the basin for groundwater.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 350, Sec. 1. (AB 2453) Effective January 1, 2015.)

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