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Groundwater Fee

Groundwater Sustainability Fee

The Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District

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(SRCD) is one of seven Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) working together to implement a state mandated Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for managing groundwater in the Cosumnes Groundwater Subbasin. The plan was adopted by all GSAs and submitted to the State Department of Water Resources in January 2022. State funds were provided to help prepare the plan. However, local property owners are responsible for providing the funds needed to administer the plan.


On July 14, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District, acting as a groundwater sustainability agency in the Cosumnes Subbasin, held a public meeting and hearing at which a levy of a groundwater sustainability fee was considered and adopted. The fee – $10 per irrigated acre per year – was placed on the property tax role for collection. This fee covers our administrative expenses related to our role as a GSA under the state mandated Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

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In order to adopt an amended groundwater sustainability fee for additional years, a hearing will be held on June 12, 2024. Information will be posted to our meetings webpage.


More information about the groundwater work in the Cosumnes Subbasin can be found on the Cosumnes Groundwater Authority website.



If you were billed for the Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District Groundwater Sustainability Fee and believe that the amount you were billed for is wrong, please review the SRCD Appeals Form and SRCD Appeals Verification Methodology. After reviewing these documents, if you wish to file an appeal, please complete and return the SRCD Appeals Form to SRCD Staff (submission information available on the form).

SRCD Appeals FormSRCD Appeals Verification Methodology


General Materials

Resolution Adopting SRCD Groundwater Sustainability Fee (July 2022)Resolution Adopting SRCD Groundwater Sustainability Fee (July 2021)Groundwater Sustainability Fee Notice (2022)Groundwater Sustainability Fee Notice (2021)List of Impacted Parcels (Updated August 6, 2021)Map of Impacted ParcelsCosumnes Subbasin Fee Study



Impacted Landowner Materials

Appeals FormAppeals Verification Methodology

List of Impacted Parcels - Updated 2024

Impacted Landowner Letter

Don’t Know Your GSA? Interactive GoogleMap


Meeting Agendas

August 10, 2021

August 11, 2021, Update

July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021 Agenda PacketMeeting Recording (July 14, 2021)

June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021 Agenda PacketMeeting Recording (June 23, 2021)