Commonly Used Acronyms

ACWA-JPIA

ACWA Joint Powers Insurance Authority

AF

Acre Foot

AFY

Acre Foot per Year

BMP

Best Management Practices

CD

Certificate of Deposit

CEQA

California Environmental Quality Act

DHS

Department of Health Services

DMS

Data Management System

DSW

Depletion of Interconnected Surface Water

DWR

Department of Water Resources

EIR

Environmental Impact Report

GASB

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

GSP

Groundwater Sustainability Plan

GWL

Chronic Lowering of Groundwater Levels

GWQ

Degraded Groundwater Quality

GWS

Reduction of Groundwater Storage

IRWM

Integrated Regional Water Management

JPA

Joint Powers Agreement

LAFCO

Local Agency Formation Commission

LID

Low Impact Development

MGD

Million Gallons per Day

MGY

Million Gallons per Year

MO

Measurable Objectives

MT

Minimum Thresholds

O&M

Operations and Maintenance

PHG

Public Health Goal

PPB

Parts Per Billion

RFP

Request for Proposals

RMP

Representative Monitoring Point

RWMF

Regional Water Management Foundation

RWQCB

Regional Water Quality Control Board

SCWD

Santa Cruz Water Department

SDWA

Safe Drinking Water Act

SGMA

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

SI

Sustainability Indicator

SLVWD

San Lorenzo Valley Water District

SMC

Sustainability Management Criteria

SMGWA

Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency

SqCWD

Soquel Creek Water District

SVWD

Scotts Valley Water District

SW

Surface Water

SWRCB

State Water Resources Control Board

SY

Sustainable Yield