Is there any funding available to assist groundwater sustainability agencies?

If approved by voters, Proposition 1 – the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 – would provide $100 million in funding to help create and implement groundwater sustainability plan.

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1. What is the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014?
2. What authority will groundwater sustainability agencies have?
3. Is there any funding available to assist groundwater sustainability agencies?
4. When do sustainable groundwater management plans have to be completed and implemented?
5. Who determines whether a groundwater sustainability plan is sufficient?
6. What does sustainable groundwater management mean?
7. Isn’t this basically a state takeover of groundwater?
8. Does this legislation take away the ability of growers to pump groundwater if the current drought continues?
9. How does this legislation affect existing water and property rights?
10. Will this legislation make future adjudications more complicated?
11. Does this legislation allocate groundwater for environmental and habitat purposes?
12. Why doesn’t this legislation address groundwater recharge as a beneficial use of surface water?
13. Where can I get more information on groundwater sustainability?