Paso Robles Basin

Final Paso Robles SubBasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan

This Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) fulfills the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) for the Paso Robles Subbasin of the Salinas Valley Basin. The sustainability goal of this GSP is to sustainably manage the groundwater resources of the Paso Robles Subbasin for long-term community, financial, and environmental benefit of Subbasin users. This GSP outlines the approach to achieve a sustainable groundwater resource free of undesirable results within 20 years, while maintaining the unique cultural, community, and business aspects of the Subbasin. In adopting this GSP, it is the express goal of the GSAs to balance the needs of all groundwater users in the Subbasin, within the sustainable limits of the Subbasin’s resources. The GSP describes the Paso Robles Subbasin, develops quantifiable management objectives that consider the interests of the Subbasin’s beneficial groundwater uses and users, and identifies management actions and conceptual projects that will allow the Subbasin to achieve sustainability by 2040. This GSP covers the entire Paso Robles Subbasin The Paso Robles Subbasin GSP has been jointly developed by four Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs):

  • City of Paso Robles GSA
  • Paso Basin - County of San Luis Obispo GSA
  • San Miguel Community Services District (CSD) GSA
  • Shandon - San Juan GSA

PR Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan 

PR Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan Appendices

PR Subbasin GSP Appendix N_Attachments

The Paso Robles Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan and First Annual Report are Available for Review:

The Paso Robles Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) has been posted to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Portal. The public comment period for the GSP is open until April 15, 2020.  You may access the posted GSP and submit public comments here: https://sgma.water.ca.gov/portal/gsp/preview/35

The Paso Robles Subbasin First Annual Report has been posted to the County’s website. The public comment period for the First Annual Report is open until February 14, 2020. You may access the First Annual Report here. Please email public comments to ARFord@col.slo.ca.us and include “Paso Basin First Annual Report” in the subject line.

Paso Basin Cooperative Committee

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