Tehama County 4-H
Youth teaches Sustainable GroundwaterMatthew M., a member of the Tehama County 4-H Youth Development Program, has been working one-on-one with Allan Fulton, UC Irrigation and Water Resource Advisor and other local water resource professionals to develop an Emerald Star project, “youth educating youth about groundwater resources”. It provides an introduction to groundwater resources in our north state.
On January 1, 2015 the Sustainable Ground Water Management Act (SGMA), a California Law went into effect. It provides an approximate 25-year implementation timeline from 2017 to 2042 with five-year progress checks. Local water users have this opportunity to define and take a path to sustainable groundwater management, otherwise state agencies will intervene. Youth Matthews’s age will be approximately 38 years old in 2042; so it is vital to start educating our youth today, to prepare them for their future roles in sustainable groundwater management.
If you would like to know more about groundwater and this program, please visit our website at http://cetehama.ucanr.edu/Water___Irrigation_Program/or contact the UCCE Tehama County office at 530-527-3101.