Workshop #2: Sustainable Goal Setting
Workshop #2: Sustainable Goal Setting

Public Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management and Planning for the Arroyo Grande Subbasin on

Author: Public Works
Date: 12/7/2021 4:27 PM

The County of San Luis Obispo and the City of Arroyo Grande are jointly developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the sustainable management of the Arroyo Grande Subbasin.

The County received state grant funding to develop a GSP in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). A key component in the GSP will include the development of an integrated surface water and groundwater model that will help decision makers better understand the interconnections between the groundwater basin and the Arroyo Grande Creek watershed. The model will support local priorities such as effective operation of Lopez Lake and the further development of the Arroyo Grande Creek Habitat Conservation Plan.

All interested stakeholders and members of the public are encouraged to participate in the workshops to learn about and provide input on the development of the Arroyo Grande Subbasin GSP. Please note that Chapter 5: Groundwater Conditions and Chapter 6: Water Budget are currently open for public comment. Below are details about the online Workshop #2: Sustainable Goal Setting.

Workshop #2: Sustainable Goal Setting

Dec. 15, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Zoom Meeting

(register online to receive the Zoom link)

To register for this workshop, please visit:

In this online workshop, participants can help create the guiding principles for groundwater sustainability in the Arroyo Grande Subbasin.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Overviews of the following GSP Chapters: Chapter 4 Subbasin Setting, Chapter 5 Groundwater Conditions, and Chapter 6 Water Budget
  • An overview of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
  • An introduction to Sustainable Management Criteria, including a Q&A session
  • An update on the integrated computer model to be used as a decision support tool
  • Next steps for GSP development

For more information about the Arroyo Grande Subbasin, or to review chapters open for public comment, please visit