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WATER CODE
SECTION 10750-10750.10



10750.  (a) The Legislature finds and declares that groundwater is a
valuable natural resource in California, and should be managed to
ensure both its safe production and its quality. It is the intent of
the Legislature to encourage local agencies to work cooperatively to
manage groundwater resources within their jurisdictions.
   (b) The Legislature also finds and declares that additional study
of groundwater resources is necessary to better understand how to
manage groundwater effectively to ensure the safe production,
quality, and proper storage of groundwater in this state.



10750.2.  (a) Subject to subdivision (b), this part applies to all
groundwater basins in the state.
   (b) This part does not apply to any portion of a groundwater basin
that is subject to groundwater management by a local agency or a
watermaster pursuant to other provisions of law or a court order,
judgment, or decree, unless the local agency or watermaster agrees to
the application of this part.



10750.4.  Nothing in this part requires a local agency overlying a
groundwater basin to adopt or implement a groundwater management plan
or groundwater management program pursuant to this part.



10750.6.  Nothing in this part affects the authority of a local
agency or a watermaster to manage groundwater pursuant to other
provisions of law or a court order, judgment, or decree.



10750.7.  (a) A local agency may not manage groundwater pursuant to
this part within the service area of another local agency, a water
corporation regulated by the Public Utilities Commission, or a mutual
water company without the agreement of that other entity.
   (b) This section applies only to groundwater basins that are not
critically overdrafted.



10750.8.  (a) A local agency may not manage groundwater pursuant to
this part within the service area of another local agency without the
agreement of that other entity.
   (b) This section applies only to groundwater basins that are
critically overdrafted.



10750.9.  (a) A local agency that commences procedures, prior to
January 1, 1993, to adopt an ordinance or resolution to establish a
program for the management of groundwater pursuant to Part 2.75
(commencing with Section 10750), as added by Chapter 903 of the
Statutes of 1991, may proceed to adopt the ordinance or resolution
pursuant to Part 2.75, and the completion of those procedures is
deemed to meet the requirements of this part.
   (b) A local agency that has adopted an ordinance or resolution
pursuant to Part 2.75 (commencing with Section 10750), as added by
Chapter 903 of the Statutes of 1991, may amend its groundwater
management program by ordinance or resolution of the governing body
of the local agency to include any of the plan components set forth
in Section 10753.7.


10750.10.  This part is in addition to, and not a limitation on, the
authority granted to a local agency pursuant to other provisions of
law.