Friday February 28, 2020

Sustainable Groundwater Management

The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA) manages and protects both confined and unconfined aquifers within all or portions of four 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. The boundary covers 183 square miles, and all lands lying above the deep Fox Canyon aquifer account for more than half of the water needs for over 700,000 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.


Nominations for the 2020 John K. Flynn Award are now being Accepted!

If you would like to submit a nomination for this years John K. Flynn award please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


New Pumping Allocation System for the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley Basins

At the October 23, 2019 meeting of the Fox Canyon GMA Board of Directors, there was a unanimous vote to adopt the ordinance for a new pumping allocation system for the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley basins, effective October 1, 2020. The new well-based allocation will be the average pumping for the base period of 2005-2014. Allocation letters will be sent to pumpers early 2020. The ordinance can be viewed here.


Final Groundwater Sustainability Plans

The Board of Directors of the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency adopted Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for the Oxnard Subbasin, Pleasant Valley Basin, and Las Posas Valley Basin at a duly noticed December 13, 2019, public hearing. The GSPs were prepared in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and can be downloaded here.


New Ordinance Requiring Monthy Extraction Reporting

On December 5, 2018 the Fox Canyon GMA Board of Directors adopted Ordinance 8.9 to amend the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency ordinance code relating to reporting of groundwater extractions for agricultural extraction facilities.

New Public Notice

Please click here to view new public notice regarding a comprehensive groundwater basin adjudication.

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Regular Board Meeting
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Regular Board Meeting
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