Groundwater Sustainability Fee
The Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District (SRCD) is one of seven Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) working together to develop and implement a state mandated plan for managing groundwater in the Cosumnes Groundwater Subbasin. The plan must be submitted to the state by January 31, 2022. State funds have been provided to help prepare the plan. However, local property owners are responsible for providing the funds needed to administer the plan.
On July 14, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District, acting as a groundwater sustainability agency in the Cosumnes Subbasin, held a public meeting and hearing at which a levy of a groundwater sustainability fee was considered and adopted.
The fee – $10 per irrigated acre per year – will be placed on the property tax role for collection in December 2021 and/or April 2022 (depending on the County of Sacramento Assessor’s Office process). This fee will cover our first-year administrative expenses related to our role as a GSA under the state mandated Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. SRCD is currently accepting correction forms for those parcels impacted by our fee that may not reflect current conditions. To submit a correction, please complete the Data Correction Form and contact staff by July 30, 2021.
More information about the groundwater work in the Cosumnes Subbasin can be found on the Cosumnes Subbasin SGMA Working Group website.