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TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> U <br /> California <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-61 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> WHEREAS; the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act ("SGMA"), as amended <br /> and codified in California Water Code §§ 10720, et seq., applies to all groundwater basins <br /> in the State of California; and <br /> WHEREAS; The legislative intent of SGMA is to provide sustainable management of <br /> groundwater basins, to enhance local management of groundwater, to establish minimum <br /> standards for the sustainable groundwater,management, and to provide local groundwater <br /> agencies with the authority and the technical. and financial assistance necessary to <br /> sustainably manage groundwater; and <br /> WHEREAS; SGMA requires "sustainable groundwater management" for all <br /> groundwater basins or sub-basins that are designated as high- or medium-priority basins by <br /> the Department of Water Resources ("Department") in the Department's report entitled <br /> "California's Groundwater: Bulletin 118" ("Bulletin 118"); and <br /> WHEREAS; The Martis Valley Groundwater Basin ("MVGB") is located in Nevada <br /> County, Placer County and the Town of Truckee and has been designated by the <br /> Department as Basin No. 6-67 and is currently designated a medium-priority basin; and <br /> WHEREAS; SGMA defines a "local agency" as a local public agency that has water <br /> supply, water management, or land use responsibilities within a groundwater basin; and <br /> WHEREAS; there are,a total of six qualifying local agencies with jurisdiction over <br /> MVGB, which include the County of Nevada, the County of Placer, the Town of Truckee, the <br /> Truckee Donner Public Utility District, the Placer County Water Agency and the Northstar <br /> Community Services District, collectively referred to as "Partners" and who wish to <br /> cooperate in sustainable groundwater management and compliance with SGMA; and <br /> WHEREAS; SGMA provides that any local agency or combination of local agencies <br /> overlying a groundwater basin have discretion to become a groundwater sustainability <br /> agency ("GSA") for that basin; and <br /> WHEREAS; SGMA requires that either: (1) a groundwater sustainability plan <br /> ("GSP") be developed and implemented by the GSA; OR (2) if a local agency or <br /> combination of local agencies believes that an alternative to a GSP satisfies the objectives <br /> of SGMA, the local agency may submit the alternative to the Department for evaluation and <br /> assessment no later than January 1, 2017, and every five years thereafter; and <br /> WHEREAS; the Partners believe that an alternative to a GSP will satisfy the <br /> objectives of SGMA because the basin has been operated within sustainable yield for at <br /> least the last 10 years, a fact that has been documented by a hydrogeologist registered in <br /> the State of California; and <br />