Keeping it Local

Keeping it Local

This year marks ten years since the passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in California, to help protect groundwater resources over the long-term. Since that time, Sonoma County has worked to keep our groundwater management local. Each of our three...
Neighbors Working Together to Monitor Groundwater Levels

Neighbors Working Together to Monitor Groundwater Levels

With California’s climate swinging from extended droughts to wet years with heavy rain and flood, the measurement of groundwater levels in our aquifers can vary widely from season to season and year to year. The only way to know this information for sure is to monitor...
Recycled Water Expansion Project in Petaluma

Recycled Water Expansion Project in Petaluma

  Expanding recycled water distribution Funded in part by funded by the Department of Water Resources’ Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program, the Petaluma Valley GSA is helping to expand recycled water distribution in the Petaluma Valley basin over the...
Voluntary Well Monitoring Program gears up for spring

Voluntary Well Monitoring Program gears up for spring

Sonoma County’s groundwater basins are characterized by diverse geological conditions underground, so to truly understand how much water is in our aquifer requires water level measurements at many strategic locations throughout the region. While there are several...
Groundwater stewardship at home with Sebastian Bertsch

Groundwater stewardship at home with Sebastian Bertsch

Sebastian Bertsch’s interest in groundwater stewardship started early. Recalling his early childhood spent hiking with his family in his native Switzerland, he marveled at the abundance of freshwater along the way. “You never had to carry a water bottle,” he said....