Emergency Ordinance E adopted April 11, 2014
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Groundwater Conservation Through Well Extraction Management
The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA) manages and protects both confined and unconfined aquifers within several groundwater basins underlying the southern portion of Ventura County. The FCGMA is an independent special district, separate from the County of Ventura or any city government. It was created by the California Legislature in 1982 to oversee Ventura County's vital groundwater resources. All lands lying above the deep Fox Canyon aquifer account for more than half of the water needs for 0.7 million residents in the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Camarillo, and Moorpark, plus the unincorporated communities of Saticoy, El Rio, Somis, Moorpark Home Acres, Nyeland Acres, Point Mugu and Montalvo.
Our offices are located in the Water Resources Division Ventura County Government Center Administration Building. For maps and directions to the FCGMA office click here.
Upcoming Irrigation Allowance Index Workshops
Groundwater Legislation Updates
Updated: August 28, 2014
The following two primary Senate and Assembly bills have the potential to impact groundwater management in California.
Below is an alternative bill to groundwater bills AB 1739 and SB 1168.
We would appreciate stakeholder comments and suggestions for revisions on the proposed FCGMA Legislative Changes document (below). This document includes changes to: (1) better define the Agency's boundaries; (2) the authority to increase the pump charge cap to $25; and (3) enable the Agency to undertake replenishment assessments.
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