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Groundwater Management Plan
Colusa County Groundwater Management Plan
The Colusa County Groundwater Management Plan was adopted in 2008. In preparing the Groundwater Management Plan, it was the intent of Colusa County that it be applicable countywide and serve the following purposes:
  • To be responsible stewards of the water resources in Colusa County.
  • To be eligible for grant funding to increase the understanding of the groundwater basins underlying Colusa County.
  • To retain local control of water management decisions.

Colusa County’s goals for groundwater management (as developed with input from the public through meetings, workshops, and surveys) are to:

  • Ensure a Reliable Water Supply
  • Ensure Long-Term Groundwater Sustainability
  • Optimize Conjunctive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater
  • Protect Water Rights
  • Maintain Local Control
  • Prevent Unnecessary Restrictions on Groundwater Use

Groundwater Commission

Roles of the Colusa County Groundwater Commission:

  • Serve as a forum for reviewing and disseminating groundwater information on a regular basis.
  • Receive and address groundwater concerns/issues.
  • Evaluate Water Supply Assessments and development proposals.
  • Process proposals for groundwater substitution water transfers.
  • Interpret the GMP as it applies to various scenarios.
  • Make recommendations on water policy for consideration by the Board of Supervisors

The Colusa County Groundwater Commission is a 5-member Commission, appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

Lorraine Marsh, Chair
Matt LaGrande
Jeff Moresco
Bruce Rolen, Vice Chair
Darrin Williams

The Groundwater Commission adopted the 2016/2017 Annual Statement of Goals and Objectives at their September 8, 2016 meeting. You can download the document here: 2016/2017 Goals and Objectives

2015/2016 Goals and Objectives
2014/2015 Goals and Objectives