Glenn County to re-examine groundwater management plan

Sep 16, 2014 3:48 PM by News Staff

The Glenn County Board of Supervisors stopped short of enacting a moratorium on new groundwater wells Tuesday, despite drastic drops in groundwater levels due to drought conditions.

The Board of Supervisors instead directed county staff and the "Water Advisory Committee" to begin working on revisions to the county's current groundwater management plan to reflect higher demands and lower water supplies due to the drought.

The county staff had previously recommended the county enact a ban on wells until new groundwater use guidelines could be put into place. New guidelines are expected to be ready for review before next year's irrigation season begins in early spring.

Earlier today Governor Brown signed the state's first ever groundwater plans, meaning California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.


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