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...
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...
Gary Mickelson: Petaluma’s Groundwater Industry Leader

Gary Mickelson: Petaluma’s Groundwater Industry Leader

In his nearly 30 years in the local pump and well industry, Gary Mickelson (who serves on the Petaluma Valley GSA Advisory Committee) provides insight on concerns of well owners, including that customers seem to ask a lot of questions about water quality, and they...
GSAs Considering Options for Reducing Groundwater Use

GSAs Considering Options for Reducing Groundwater Use

If you’ve ever talked to your doctor about losing a few pounds, you know that he or she will advise to cut the calories and increase your exercise. Creating a sustainable groundwater basin relies on a similar approach: Both reducing the amount of groundwater used and...