The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has been designated an “exclusive” Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) over its service area by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in the Mission Creek Subbasin. Desert Water Agency (DWA) was also designated as a GSA in the Mission Creek Subbasin within their boundary. CVWD, DWA, and Mission Springs Water District (MSWD) are collectively the Mission Creek Subbasin Management Committee (Management Committee) working collaboratively to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in the Mission Creek Subbasin.
Alternative Groundwater Sustainability Plan
On December 29, 2016, CVWD, DWA, and MSWD collaboratively submitted the 2013 Mission Creek-Garnet Hill Water Management Plan as an Alternative Groundwater Sustainability Plan (Alternative GSP) for the Mission Creek Subbasin, with an associated Bridge Document, to DWR for review and evaluation. On July 17, 2019, DWR determined that the Alternative GSP for the Mission Creek Subbasin satisfies the objectives of SGMA and notified the Management Committee that the Alternative GSP was approved, and that they would be required to submit an assessment and update of the Alternative GSP by January 1, 2022, and every five years thereafter. The Management Committee has initiated the 2022 Alternative GSP Update and more information can be found at www.MissionCreekSubbasinSGMA.org. A copy of the Alternative GSP for the Mission Creek Subbasin can be found at DWR’s SGMA Portal (Section B).
Annual Reports by Water Year
On February 1, 2018, DWR notified all GSAs who submitted Alternative GSPs that they would be required to submit annual reports pursuant to SGMA by April 1, 2018 and every year thereafter. CVWD, DWA, and MSWD have collaboratively prepared and submitted the Mission Creek Subbasin Annual Reports by Water Year to DWR. Copies of the Annual Reports can be found at DWR’s SGMA Portal (Section D).