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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.


Final Draft GSPs

Final Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for the Oxnard Subbasin, Pleasant Valley Basin, and Las Posas Valley Basin are available for download. The Draft GSPs were prepared in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Please click here to view.


Notice of Public Hearing
Friday, December 13, 2019, at 1:30 pm

The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of Groundwater Sustainability Plans for the Las Posas Basin, Oxnard Subbasin, and Pleasant Valley Basin.

The public hearing will take place at the time and place noted below:

Friday, December 13, 2019, at 1:30 P.M.
Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room Ventura County Government Center Hall of Administration
800 South Victoria Avenue Ventura, CA


Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) and Comments are Now Available 

Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) and comments for the Oxnard Subbasin, Pleasant Valley Basin, and Las Posas Valley Basin are now available for review. The Fox Canyon GMA Board opened a 60-Day Public Comment Period at the July 24, 2019 Board meeting. The Public Comment Period closed on September 23, 2019. Please select the GSP Tab above or click here to download one or more GSPs and review the comments.


John K Flynn Groundwater Stewardship Award 2019

Be sure to congratulate Alden Broome, the 2019 recipient of the John K Flynn Groundwater Stewardship Award.

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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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