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This draft policy was heard by the Board on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. A revised draft policy will be heard by the Board on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. This revised policy will be posted as soon as it is available. Please send your comments via email to
or by mail to 800 S. Victoria Ave., L#1610, Ventura, CA 93009.
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
The Agency held a workshop to discuss the possible implementation of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System to transmit groundwater extraction data on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The goal is to retrofit all active and inactive wells within the FCGMA. The revised DRAFT Ordinance Code is available for your review and comment by clicking here. The revised draft Ordinance Code will be heard by the Board in September of 2016.
AMI metering would eliminate the need for users to manually provide extraction data and would improve the reliability of reporting groundwater extractions. Other potential benefits of AMI technology include: the ability to detect reverse flows and leaks, improved water resource management, and to provide growers with the opportunity to implement advance irrigation practices. An AMI system can be enhanced to include water level measurements, water quality, moisture levels, soil moisture, soil pH, weather and other factors with additional probes/sensors.
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. 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.
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