Groundwater plan managers not rattled by state’s initial negative reviews

 •  by Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern

Though the state’s first informal assessment of four San Joaquin Valley groundwater plans noted several — sometimes significant —  deficiencies in those plans, groundwater managers were confident they could bring the plans up to snuff.

“I did not read it as a failure at all,” said Stephanie Anagnoson, director of water and natural resources for Madera County, which includes the Chowchilla district. “These are challenging water resource issues. I think it’s hard to be in the first batch of these where there’s no model.”

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Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern

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