What authority is granted to Kings River East GSA?


A GSA has broad powers to provide the maximum degree of local control and flexibility to implement a GSP. A GSA may 1) require registration of groundwater extraction facilities, 2) require water-measuring device or other reasonable method to determine groundwater extraction, 3) report diversion of surface water to underground storage, 4) provide for a program of voluntary fallowing of agricultural lands, 5) impose spacing requirements on new groundwater well construction and impose operating restrictions, and 6) request a county forward well construction, modification, etc. to the GSA prior to approval (Water Code § 10725-6). Subject to statutory requirements, a GSA has fee authority to develop and implement the GSP. (Water Code § 10730).

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