Sacramento Branch Meeting

The Sacramento Branch is pleased to present:

SGMA Technical Assistance: Building Capacity to Achieve Sustainability

Steven Springhorn, PG
Department of Water Resources


On January 1, 2015, California began implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). This landmark law empowers local agencies to implement groundwater sustainability plans tailored to the needs of their communities to achieve sustainable groundwater management. The passage of SGMA also increased the need for local and state agencies and the public to easily and efficiently access water data and tools needed to make informed water management decisions. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a long history of providing technical assistance to local agencies across the state in the form of data collection and reporting as well as development of tools and regional to statewide reports. The goal of DWR’s SGMA technical assistance program is to build on this history and align the future program with the SGMA requirements by providing education, data, and tools to local agencies at both regional and statewide scales to build capacity to achieve sustainability. This talk will summarize DWR’s approach to SGMA technical assistance and highlight recently developed datasets and online tools.


Steven Springhorn PG is a Senior Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources' (DWR) Sustainable Groundwater Management Section in Sacramento. Steven has over 10 years of experience working on a variety of legislatively mandated programs and projects for the State, including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) technical assistance, IRWM grant administration, evaluation of stream depletion impacts, and groundwater substitution transfer and conjunctive use programs. Steven received an M.S. in Geology from California State University (CSU), Sacramento and a B.S. in Geology from CSU, Chico. Steven is a California Professional Geologist.


All Proceeds to Benefit Science Students

The GRA Sacramento Branch has a history of supporting university-level science students. Our Scholastic Sponsorship Program is an opportunity to publicize your business while contributing toward a good cause. The cost is minimal; if interested, please contact Ellen Pyatt at (530) 219-4953 or


CALIFORNIA LABORATORY SERVICES (C.L.S. Laboratories, Inc.) is a well-established, State certified small environmental laboratory committed to provide the environmental industry with the highest quality testing service. Our laboratory is located in Rancho Cordova, CA. Our laboratory performs work under State certification programs. We are certified in the State of California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (#1233). Our laboratory performs organic, inorganic & bacteriological analyses of:

  • Drinking Water
  • Solid Waste
  • Petroleum Fuels
  • Waste Water
  • Soil
  • Sludge & Hazardous Waste

Founded in 1982, with facilities encompassing over 16,000 square feet of lab space, housing high-resolution instrumentation and highly trained chemists, we are positioned to offer your company a wide range of first class environmental analytical chemistry that satisfies State and Federal regulations such as:

  • CCR Title 22 Drinking Water
  • CERCLA (Superfund)
  • NPDES Permits
  • UST Sites
  • RCRA
  • EPA


Social Hour - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Announcements & Dinner - 6:30-7:30 pm
Presentation - 7:30-8:30 pm
Usual great food, including two meat entrées, salad, rice, potatoes, vegetable and Iced Tea. A No-host beer and wine bar will be available.


Members: $27.00
Non-Members: $32.00
Students: $10.00

  • If you register after Noon on Monday, August 7th, or walk-in, a $3.00 surcharge will be added to the meeting cost.
  • Cancellations must be made by Noon on Monday, August 7th.

Questions about the meeting, please telephone Rodney Fricke at 916-407-8539 or email him at  Questions about Sacramento Branch in general, including submittal of your ideas and/or desires for future presentations, please telephone Linda Bond at (530) 757-1500 or email her at


September 13th: Deborah L. Hathaway, P.E., Vice President with S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Reflections on Stream Depletion…Staying on Course

October 11th: John Kornuc, Ph.D., Physical Scientist, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, An Overview of PFASs and their Concern to the Navy

November 8th: Rick Cramer, P.G. with Burns & McDonnell, Groundwater Sequence Stratigraphy: Geology-Based Hydrogeologic Conceptual Models for Successful Groundwater Remediation and Groundwater Sustainability

December 13th: John Fio, Principal Hydrologist with HydroFocus, Inc., Technical Consensus and Multi-Party Sustainability Planning, Westside Groundwater Basin


Event Files


Wed, Aug. 9, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Aviators Restaurant
6151 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, California 95822

Aviator's Restaurant at the Sacramento Executive Airport
6151 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA
Aviator's Restaurant is located within the aircraft Terminal Building.
Plenty of free parking.