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WID Withdraws status as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA)
Like many other eligible municipalities and water agencies in our sub-basin, Woodbridge Irrigation District (WID) elected to establish itself as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) in 2016 as a response to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) legislation, passed by the state legislature in 2014. More recently however, and after much discussion and consideration, the Board of Directors of WID (and corresponding GSA) have elected to withdraw WID’s status as a GSA under SGMA.

SGMA and its many implications will have potentially significant impacts for local and regional entities, particularly individual property owners. The WID Board of Directors is convinced that the best way for WID to support efforts to improve groundwater conditions in our sub-basin is to continue to focus efforts on delivering surface water to our customers and enhance in-lieu groundwater recharge efforts. 

Per SGMA guidelines, and like other unregulated areas in the County, WID expects lands within its geographical boundaries to revert to the authority and jurisdiction of the San Joaquin County GSA. WID looks forward to begin dialogue and to assist the County GSA in any way it can to effectively facilitate this transfer and fully execute a seamless transition of jurisdictional authority. 

If you have any questions regarding the ongoing SGMA process, please feel free to call the WID office at (209) 625-8438 or the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Authority at (209) 468-3089 oESJgroundwater@sjgov.org

WID Staff Change
Doug Heberle, five year employee of Woodbridge Irrigation is leaving the District and relocating back to Tennessee. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving the Board of Directors and those in the District as well as playing a part in a small piece of WID history. The Board, Andy and the Staff at WID have been fantastic to work with; I think of them not only as co-workers but as friends. While I look forward to this new chapter, I will certainly miss seeing them everyday and wish them all the best. Just as before my arrival in 2014, the District remains in very good hands."