In addition to stakeholder and public meetings and workshops, the Cosumnes Groundwater Authority, Cosumnes Subbasin Working Group, Long-Term Governance Committee, and Technical Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and include opportunities for public comment. View the Meetings page for more information on these groups.
Currently, there are no additional public workshops hosted by the Cosumnes Working Group scheduled for the remainder of 2021.
Attend other meetings:
Upcoming meetings for the Cosumnes Working Group and Long-Term Governance Committee meetings are listed at the top of this webpage. The seven Cosumnes Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) also continue to meet (View Cosumnes GSAs and website links)
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Stakeholder Advisory Group Meetings
Citizens Advisory Committee
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.
SWAG members were invited to participate in the June 16 Working Group meeting for a presentation on the Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDE) Study Report
Past Public Workshops
Aug 26 | Sep 16 | Oct 6
Three public webinars / in-person workshops will be held to discuss the Cosumnes Subbasin Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). Webinars will be recorded and posted to the website for later viewing.
August 26 | WEBINAR: Draft GSP Overview | 6:30-8:00 pm
Past informational webinar to present an introduction and overview of the Draft GSP.
Materials: Presentation Slide Deck | Video | Webinar / Workshop Feedback Survey | “How to Comment” and Public Workshops handout | Contacts & Glossary| Meeting Overview (as presented to the Working Group)
September 16 | IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS: Draft GSP Overview | Two Time Slots: 3:30-5:00 pm or 6:30-8:00 pm, Wilton Community Center
Past in-person workshop. Similar content as the August 26 webinar was presented at the in-person workshops. These workshops were structured as an open house forum to foster more one-on-one conversation.
Materials: Agenda Packet | “How to Comment” and Public Workshops Handout | Workshop Feedback and GSP Comment Sheet | Sept 16 workshop posters | GSP Summary Brochure Read
October 6 | WEBINAR: Follow-Up | 6:30-8:00 pm
June 2, 2021 (Webinar) & June 3, 2021 (Herald)
March 24, 2021 (simulcasted workshop online and at Rancho Murieta and Herald)
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.
October 26, 2017 – West-County Workshop (Galt) – Agenda
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
Other Outreach & Engagement Activities
Outreach Materials – Refer to the Resources page for outreach materials such as factsheets, handouts, and brochures.
Communication & Engagement Plan – The purpose of the Cosumnes Communication and Engagement Plan (C&E Plan) is to share information, foster active engagement, solicit informed feedback, and develop widespread support for SGMA implementation in the Cosumnes Subbasin. The Cosumnes C&E Plan was originally developed in 2017 and updated periodically to guide GSP development. The C&E Plan is intended to be a living document to support communication, outreach, and engagement during GSP implementation. View the most recent version here – (Summer 2021 Draft Update)
Stakeholder Survey (January 2019) – GSAs sent a direct mailing containing Subbasin Fact Sheet and Stakeholder Survey (or a link to these documents) to all landowners in the subbasin and received more than 210 survey responses. View survey findings presentation.