On August 21, 2018, the County Board of Supervisors directed staff to provide information regarding:
- whether studying fractured rock and non-basin areas is feasible, including costs to study the areas if found feasible;
- ordinances in other counties that contain provisions about well spacing and production volume triggers;
- the authorities under which the County could take action to address concerns related to groundwater use; and
- the relationship of any such action to groundwater sustainability agency (GSA) authorities and groundwater sustainability plan (GSP) development.
On February 26, 2019, the County Board of Supervisors received information regarding the feasibility of assessing the availability and sustainability of groundwater resources in fractured rock areas for the purposes of providing a basis for managing groundwater extractions in such areas, and regarding a general overview of County groundwater management authorities. The Board directed staff to coordinate with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) about conducting a hydrogeologic study in the Adelaida area west of the City of Paso Robles, and considerations associated with the concept of requiring a discretionary approval in connection with the development of new wells.
On August 13, 2019, the County Board of Supervisors directed staff to proceed with Task 1 of USGS' draft proposal to help understand the existing conditions and specific groundwater issues of the Adelaida area.
For additional information, please visit the USGS study website by clicking here.
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