The Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board are the lead state agencies responsible for developing regulations and reporting requirements necessary to carry out SGMA. DWR sets basin prioritization, basin boundaries, and develops regulations for groundwater sustainability. The Water Board is responsible for fee schedule, data reporting, probationary designations and interim sustainability plans. The Toolbox contains key links from DWR and the Water Board to guide local agencies toward fulfillment of SGMA requirements. The Toolbox also contains educational materials from non-governmental partner agencies for informational purposes.
SWRCB Spanish Language Resources
SGMA Implementation Resources
The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: A Handbook to Understanding and Implementing the Law Updated SGMA Implementation Handbook from California Water Foundation.
Know Your Options: A Guide to Forming Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and Appendix A report from the California Water Foundation
Measuring What Matters: Setting Measurable Objectives to Achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management in California (2015, Union of Concerned Scientists)