State doles out grants to groundwater agencies – except Madera

 •  by Lois Henry
The New Stone Water District, outlined in blue, refused to sign a coordination agreement with other Madera subbasin GSAs prompting state concerns.

The consequences of not complying with the state’s new groundwater law came home to roost in Madera County, which got a big-fat zero in grant funding from the state for lack of a coordination agreement, the state announced Friday.

Madera County had requested $500,000 to help with well installation for groundwater monitoring on behalf of groundwater sustainability agencies in the Madera subbasin.

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