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WHEN: August 5, 2020  |  6:00pm-8:00pm

We are committed to the safety and health of our community across all aspects of our stakeholder engagement experience. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and modify the details of this event to ensure your safety and your continued opportunity to provide valuable input into the development of the SLO Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan. This includes moving some workshops to webinar format, and using virtual meeting technology where possible. To keep you informed as workshop details change, registration is now required for all stakeholder workshops. This will allow us to keep you informed of workshop details and location in real time. 

WHAT TO EXPECT: In this educational and interactive workshop, stakeholder perceptions will be collected to inform the preliminary sustainability goals for the SLO Basin. While this workshop builds on workshop #2, attendance to the earlier workshop is not required. The team will begin with a summary of the values, perceptions, and needs shared by stakeholders in the previous workshop, and how these informed the GSAs? recommendation of ?management areas? and ?representative wells? outlined in Chapter 7 of the GSP. From here, the team will introduce several concepts, including: the water budget, sustainable management criteria (SMCs), and the requirement to set a ?minimum threshold? and measurable objectives for each SMC. In the last half of the workshop, participants will break into small group discussions with a groundwater expert. Each group will help determine the minimum threshold and measurable objectives for each of the required SMCs, which include: (1) chronic lowering of groundwater levels; (2) reduction of groundwater storage; (3) land subsidence; (4) water quality degradation; and (5) interconnected surface water depletions. ?A SUMMARY OF STAKEHOLDER INPUT FROM THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE PROVIDED TO GSC AND GSAS TO INFORM THE NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS.

WHERE: Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA (Location is subject to change)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Stakeholders interested in, or affected by, the management of groundwater resources in the SLO Basin are encourage to attend public meetings and workshops. Registration is strongly encouraged but not required. 

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Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401