Meetings

Working Group, Long-Term Governance Committee, Surface Water Advisory Group, and Technical Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and include opportunities for public comment. 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Zoom Meeting: https://cbuilding.zoom.us/j/95582571206 
and/or join audio by phone: +1-669-900-6833 | Meeting ID: 955 8257 1206 

Materials: (forthcoming)

(Additional information forthcoming)

Cosumnes Subbasin SGMA Working Group

About: The seven GSAs in the subbasin are working together as the Cosumnes Subbasin SGMA Working Group (Working Group) to develop one or more groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs) by Jan 31, 2022. The Working Group is guided by a near-term framework agreement that describes how the GSAs will work together in the next six to twelve months.

The Working Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 9:00a-12:00p. Meetings are currently held online only.  Join the Working Group meeting by computer or phone: 

Zoom Meeting: https://cbuilding.zoom.us/j/95582571206 

Join audio by phone: +1-669-900-6833 | Meeting ID: 955 8257 1206 

Upcoming Working Group meetings: July 21, 2021

Working Group Committees

About: Working Group committees are internal meetings* where GSA representatives develop recommendations for the Working Group’s consideration and final decision making. Below are recent updates from the currently active committees; additional and past information can be found with the Working Group meeting materials.

*Long-Term Governance meetings are open to the public as of March 2021 

Surface Water Advisory Group

About: The Surface Water Advisory Group (SWAG) serves an advisory role to the Working Group to inform the Working Group’s development of the Cosumnes Subbasin GSP. The group’s objective is to develop mutual understanding of the technical basis for sustainable management criteria related to groundwater/surface water interactions. The SWAG met four times between July 2020-March 2021. 

Technical Advisory Committee*

About: The Working Group formed a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which is tasked with developing recommendations to the Working Group on technical issues related to SGMA implementation. 

 *The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to the Cosumnes SGMA Working Group does not currently meet separately from the Working Group.

2021 - Working Group Meeting Materials

View Working Group Framework Agreement: Phases 1 + 2 | Phases 3 + 4  

June 16, 2021 Agenda | 2a – WG Update | 2b – DWR Update | 2c – State Drought EO Listening Sessions (June 29 & 30) | 3 – O&E Committee Update | 4a – EKI Technical Presentation (updated) | 4b – Draft Revised SMC Table | 5 – Long-Term Governance Committee Update (Draft Final Fee Study)

May 19, 2021 – Agenda | 2a – WG May Update (revised)| 2b – DWR Update (5-12-21) | 3 – EKI Technical Presentation | O&E Update Presentation | ND GSA Emailed Comments

May 14, 2021 (Special Meeting) – Agenda

April 21, 2021 – Agenda (revised) | Meeting Brief | 2a – WG April Update | 2b – DWR Update (4-14-21) | 2c – GSP Alternative Project List FAQ | 3 – O&E Update Presentation – | 4a – Updated Draft Cosumnes Subbasin Fee Summary Presentation | 4b – Updated Draft Fee Strategy Summary | 5 – EKI Technical Presentation  | ECOS Comments: Feb 16 Letter | March 11 Email

March 17, 2021 – Agenda | 2a – WG Updates | 2b – DWR Updates | 3a – EKI Technical Presentation | 3b – Draft Technical Memo (TM) #11 – SMCs | 3c – SWAG ECOS Comments | 4 – Draft Cosumnes Subbasin Fee Summary (3.17.21) | 5a – Outreach & Engagement Committee Update | O&E Updated Outreach Packet for March 24 public workshop (well owner factsheetevent flyer, etc.)

February 17, 2021 – Agenda | 2a – WG Updates | 2b – DWR Updates (2/3/21) | 3a – EKI Technical Presentation | 3b – P/MA Presentation | 4a – March 24 Public Workshop Outreach Packet | 4b – Proposed External Communication Policies | 5 – SWAG Mtg#3 Comments & Responses

January 20, 2021 – Agenda | 2a – WG Updates | 2b – DWR Update (1-14-21) | 3a – EKI Technical Presentation (updated) 3b – EKI Response to SWAG Mtg#3 Comments (Note: Comments were compiled and reviewed similarly to previous SWAG meeting comments) | 3c – PMA Options Presentation | 4 – Long-Term Governance Committee Dec 10 Notes | 5a – Outreach & Engagement Committee Update | 5b – Feb 24 Public Meeting Announcement, Wilton News |
 GDE Verification Activities Description

Past Working Group Meeting Materials

December 16, 2020  – Agenda | 2a – WG Updates | 2b – DWR Update (12-11-20) | 3 – EKI Technical Presentation | 4 – SWAG Update | 5a – Outreach & Engagement Committee Update | 5b – Draft 6-month communication plan proposal

November 18, 2020 – Agenda | 2a – WG Updates | 2b – DWR SGMA Update (11-16-20) | 3a – EKI Technical Presentation (updated) | 3b – Draft PMAs Spreadsheet | 4 – SWAG Mtg #2 Comments (Note: Comments were compiled and reviewed similarly to the process used for SWAG Mtg#1 Comments) | 5 – Sac County Groundwater Fee Proposal Presentation | 6 – Long-Term Gov Committee Nov 3 Notes | 7 – Outreach & Engagement Committee Update

October 21, 2020Agenda | October 21 Meeting-in-Brief | 2 – WG Updates (10/13/20) | (Updated) 3a – EKI Technical Presentation | 3b – PMA Information Form | 3c – PMA Completed Form Example (Castac Lake) | 4a – SWAG Update Presentation | EKI Comments to SWAG Mtg #1 Comments | 4b – SWAG Comments Meeting #2 | 5 – Outreach & Engagement Committee Update | 6 – DWR SGMA Update (10-19-20)

September 16, 2020 –  AgendaSeptember 16 Meeting-In-Brief 2 – EKI Technical Presentation | 3 – EKI response to SWAG Mtg#1 Comments | 4 – SRCD Management Area Resolution | 5 – Long-Term Gov Committee Aug 18 Mtg Notes | 6 – DWR SGMA Updates (9-14-20)

August 19, 2020 – Agenda | 2 – EKI Technical Presentation | 3a – SWAG Update Presentation | 3b – SWAG Comments on TM #6 | DWR SGMA Update (8-3-20)

July 15, 2020 –  Agenda | Meeting Summary | 2 – EKI Technical Presentation | 3 – DWR SGMA Update (7-10-20) | 4 – Long Term Governance Committee Presentation | 5 – Draft Governance Committee Guidelines

June 17, 2020 – Agenda | Meeting Summary 2 – EKI Technical Presentation | 3a – SWAG Update Presentation | 3b – Prop 68 Task 6 GDE Verification | 4 – Long Term Governance Committee Presentation | 5 – Draft Governance Committee Guidelines | 6 – GSP Governance Summary Table | 7 – Outreach & Engagement Committee Presentation | 8 – Updated Virtual Public Workshop Draft Agenda | 9 – Updated Draft Fact Sheet (6-16-20) | 10 – DWR SGMA Update (6-8-20) 

May 20, 2020 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | 2 – Draft Fact Sheet | 3 – Virtual Public Workshop Draft Agenda | 4 – DWR May Update | 5 – EKI Technical Presentation | 6 – SWAG Update Presentation | 7 – Long-Term Governance Committee Presentation | 8 – Long-Term Governance Committee Draft Terms of Reference | 9 – GSP Governance Summary Table

April 15, 2020 – Agenda  | Meeting Summary |  02 – Framework Agreement  |  03 – Response letter to CDFW  |  04 – Cosumnes Subbasin Comments to ESJ  |  05 – EKI Technical Presentation  |  06 – Draft TM#9  |  07 – SWAG Presentation  |  08 – Long Term Governance Committee Presentation | 09 – Draft Governance Committee Guidelines | April DWR Updates

March 18, 2020 – Note: This meeting was cancelled due to coronavirusAgenda | EKI Technical Presentation | Monitoring Plan pages from Emergency GSP Regulations | Draft Governance Committee Guidelines | Surface Water Advisory Group Presentation | Working Group response letter to CDFW

February 19, 2020 – Agenda | EKI Technical Presentation | 3-Month Look-Ahead | February DWR update | Cosumnes Framework Agreement for Phases 3 & 4

January 15, 2020 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | EKI Technical Presentation | 3-Month Look-Ahead Draft Framework Agreement | January DWR update

December 18, 2019 – Agenda | EKI Technical Presentation | 3-Month Look-Ahead | CBI Presentation: Stakeholder Engagement and Framework Agreement | December DWR update

October 16, 2019 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | EKI Model Evaluation Technical Memo | EKI Technical Presentation | EKI Prop. 68 Presentation | GSP Development Timeline | Joint Resolution Template

September 18, 2019 – Agenda | Meeting Summary EKI Technical Presentation | EKI Model Evaluation Technical Memo | Water Forum Presentation: Key Questions RE: Prop 68 Grant Application DWR Sept. updates

August 21, 2019 – Special Event: Geophysical Workshop – Handout from Jeremy Wire | Presentation from Rob Gailey and Ahmad Behroozmand  | Recommended Reading from Ahmad |   Video recording

August 21, 2019 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | EKI technical presentation | EKI Prop 68 presentation | CBI Prop 68 presentation | DWR August update 

July 17, 2019 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | EKI Presentation | Water Forum Slides: Prop. 68 | Prop. 68 Meeting Notes | DWR July updates

June 19, 2019 – Agenda | Draft Technical Memo #2: Data Gaps Assessment | EKI Presentation | 3-Month Look-Ahead | Comments Submitted to ESJ | Land Use Acreage Handout

May 15, 2019 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | EKI Presentation

April 17, 2019 – Agenda | Meeting Summary EKI Presentation | 3-month look-ahead | CBI Presentation: Stakeholder Survey Responses + Public Workshop Themes | CBI Presentation: Stakeholder Outreach & Engagement | Report out: Recent SGMA-related conferences 

April 4, 2019 – Special Event: Groundwater Classroom – Presentation | Video Recording

March 20, 2019 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | EKI Presentation | Memo: QA/QC | Memo: Potential GSA Costs | Cosumnes GSP Schedule 3 Month Look-Ahead | Cosumnes Subbasin GSP Schedule – Phase 1 & 2 | Public Workshop Flyer

February 20, 2019 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | Draft Working Group-RWA coordination approach | Public workshops memo | Organizational briefings memo | Cosumnes Working Group Communication & Engagement Plan | Timeline – Phase 1 & 2 | 3-Month Look-Ahead Schedule | EKI presentation

January 16, 2019 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | EKI Technical Presentation | *Working Draft* Cosumnes Subbasin Communication & Engagement Plan | CBI Communication & Engagement Slides | For Discussion: Cosumnes Subbasin SGMA Public Workshops

December 19, 2018  Agenda | Meeting Summary | Timeline for Phase 1 Tasks | EKI Draft Technical Memo #2: Model Evaluation and Recommendation | EKI Technical Presentation | *Working Draft* Cosumnes Subbasin Communication & Engagement Plan | Presentation: Working Group/TAC Check-In

November 19, 2018 Teleconference – Agenda | Ranking Criteria for Model | EKI DMS Technical Memo #1 | Cosumnes Timelines & Phase 1 Decision Points | SGMA Fact Sheet | Cosumnes Media Notice

October 17, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | EKI Presentation | CBI Presentation: Developing a Subbasin Communication & Engagement Plan | Draft Survey Tool – Outreach Activity Tracker | Revised Draft Assessment Questions | Draft Candidate Interviewee List

September 19, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | Review Draft Assessment Questions | Preliminary Assessment Interview Candidates | Meeting Support Materials | EKI Presentation | CBI Presentation: Stakeholder Outreach + Engagement

August 15, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | Review Draft: Stakeholder Assessment Questions | Proposed Final Framework Agreement for GSA Ratification | Cosumnes Cost Share Agreement (revised 8/10/18) EKI Scope of Work Cover Letter | EKI Work Plan (revised 8/10/18) | EKI Revised Budget | GSP Development Project Schedule | TSS Fact Sheet

July 18, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | Near-Final Cost Share Agreement | Near-Final Draft Framework Agreement | Updated TAC Terms of Reference | Presentation: Outreach & Engagement | DWR Guidance Doc – Stakeholder Communication & Engagement

June 20, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | Updated Draft Framework Agreement | Draft Cost Share Agreement | EKI Presentation

May 16, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting Summary | Working Group Framework Agreement – July 2017 | Major decisions to be made during GSP development | EKI Presentation: SGMA Updates + Data Viewer Demo

April 18, 2018 (joint WG/TAC meeting) – Agenda | Summary | Governance Research | Graphic: Delta Mendota Multi-GSP Governance Structure | Governance Summary Table | Presentation: Governance + Cost Share Approaches | Presentation: Zone 13 | Cost Share Handout

March 21, 2018 (joint WG/TAC Meeting) – Agenda | Meeting Summary | Governance Summary Table | Governance Research | Presentation: Governance + Cost Share Approaches | Presentation: Prop. 1 Contractual Relationships | EKI Presentation: SGMA Updates + Decision Making in Cosumnes | EKI Presentation: Considerations for Developing a Second GSP | Anticipated Change in Project Costs to Develop Multiple Coordinated GSPs

February 21, 2018 (joint WG/TAC meeting)  Agenda | Summary | EKI Presentation: SGMA updates, coordination considerations + potential next steps | HydroFlow Presentation: ESJ groundwater model | Presentation: Contract admin + contract entity

January 17, 2018 (joint WG/TAC meeting) – Agenda | Summary | EKI Presentation: SGMA updates, GSP + next steps

October 18 – Agenda | Summary | Draft Work Plan for GSP Development | Draft Proposal Summary | GSP Work Plan Cost Estimate

September 20, 2017 – Agenda | 2020 vs. 2022 TAC discussion summary | Administrative entity matrix | Administrative entity slides 

August 16, 2017 – Agenda | Summary | EKI Presentation: GSP pros/cons [DRAFT] | Presentation: Prop 1 Administrative Entity 

July 19, 2017 – Agenda | Summary

June 26, 2017 – Agenda | Summary

May 17, 2017 – Meeting Materials

April 19, 2017 – Meeting Materials

March 15, 2017 – Meeting Materials

February 15, 2017 – Agenda | Summary

Surface Water Advisory Group (SWAG) Meeting Materials

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

View: TAC Terms of Reference

Past TAC Meeting Materials

Tribal Outreach Workshop

December 15, 2020 
Tribal Outreach Workshop: Attorney Holly Roberson held a workshop for the Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) on tribal outreach and engagement requirements and strategies under SGMA. 

View presentation slides

Public Workshops

Stay Tuned! – The next public workshop is planned for August 2021 on the Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive public workshop announcements and other updates related to the Cosumnes Working Group. 

Find additional opportunities for providing your input on the GSP

Past Public Workshops

August 5, 2020 (Online Workshop)  

Event Resources

Additional Resources

 

March 2019 Workshops – Presentation | Key Themes

      March 27, 2019 – Amador Workshop – Agenda

      March 28, 2019 – Mid-County Workshop (Wilton) – Agenda

      April 4, 2019 – Galt Workshop – Agenda

October 2017 Workshops | Summary

In October 2017, the Water Forum and local groundwater agencies held a series of three public workshops across the Cosumnes Subbasin. The workshops offered an opportunity for local residents to learn more about the Cosumnes Subbasin’s efforts to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and to share input on how their area can best implement SGMA locally.

Press release |  Fact Sheet (Oct. 2017) | River Valley Times article (Oct. 18, 2017) | Galt Herald article (Oct 25)

October 26, 2017 – West-County Workshop (Galt) – Agenda

October 24, 2017 – Mid-County Workshop (Wilton) – Agenda | Presentation

October 12, 2017 – Amador Workshop (Jackson) – Agenda | Presentation

March 15, 2017 – Galt Workshop – Agenda | Presentation: SGMA Basics | Fact Sheet