Our Groundwater

Groundwater meets more than a third of the Sacramento region’s water needs during a normal year, and even more during drought periods.

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Basin Conditions

While groundwater is being critically depleted in other parts of the state, the Sacramento region’s groundwater aquifer is stable and sustainable.

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Groundwater Management

The Sacramento Groundwater Authority was formed in 1998 to manage the groundwater basin in Sacramento County north of the American River.

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SGMA

The Sacramento Groundwater Authority is actively implementing provisions of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

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Figures & Graphs

View tables, figures, maps and charts that describe the North Area Groundwater basin, current conditions and management actions.

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