There are several important documents from the Santa Maria Water Litigation. The NCSD website has an excellent archive of them. I am posting a few of them here:
The 2008 Final Judgment is here: JUDGEMENT 1-25-2008
The 2005 Stipulation is here: STIPULATION 6-30-2005 STIP
Relevant portions of the Judgment and Stipulation explained here: markman presentation 2-27-08
Most recent NMMA report for the Nipomo Mesa is here: 2010 ANNUAL REPORT
A review of these documents demonstrate that as part of the Santa Maria groundwater litigation the court has found the need to manage ground water on the Nipomo Mesa. The Court has ordered the NCSD to acquire 2500 acre square feet of water, from Santa Maria. The NNMA reports demonstrate that this supplemental water will further strengthen the health of the Nipomo Mesa Water, by reducing pumping that currently is producing depression areas in some areas of heavy pumping on the Nipomo Mesa by the NCSD.