Saturday January 16, 2021


Oxnard and Pleasant Valley Basins (OPV)

The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Board of Directors adopted an Ordinance to Establish an Allocation System for the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley Groundwater Basins on October 23, 2019. The new allocations take effect October 1, 2020. Notification of New Extraction Allocation letters were sent to all owners and operators currently registered with the Agency with wells in the basins providing notification of the new initial extraction allocation assigned to each well.

The Agency developed an Application for Correction, Transfer, or Variance Requests for the New Extraction Allocation for the OPV Basins. The form was used to submit a request for modification of the initial extraction allocation assigned to a well, transfer of allocation to a well, or correct information associated with the well. Variance applications require submittal of a $250 application processing fee. The $250 application processing fee will be billed to applicant. Check payment is currently the only payment option available for application processing fees. Application due date was June 30, 2020.

Please remit the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mail to FCGMA, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009.

Application for Correction, Transfer, or Variance


Oxnard and Pleasant Valley Basins (OPV) Allocation Variance Review Committee

The Allocation Variance Review Committee provides recommendations to the Board on requests for new and additional allocation above that which has been previously extracted. Granting additional allocation would affect the allocations of the other extractors in the basin. For that reason, the Board appointed an OPV Variance Review Committee to evaluate these types of variance requests and provide recommendations for the Board’s consideration.

Application for Allocation Variance Review Committee


 Las Posas Valley Basin (LPV)

The Agency Board of Directors is considering adoption of an ordinance to establish a new interim groundwater extraction allocation system for the Las Posas Valley Basin. The proposed ordinance would replace the current extraction allocations established under the Agency Ordinance Code and Emergency Ordinance E and would become effective January 1, 2021. The proposed ordinance would be interim and in effect until such time as the court completes adjudication of the Basin.


The proposed ordinance is based on the “Las Posas Valley Basin Groundwater Pumping Allocation System White Paper” dated June 16, 2017, developed by the Las Posas Users Group. A public hearing and first reading of the proposed ordinance was held on August 14, 2020. The proposed ordinance was revised to address stakeholder comments. The Board will conduct a public hearing and consider adopting the ordinance at its October 28, 2020, meeting at 1:30 pm.


 An Ordinance to Establish an Allocation System for the Las Posas Valley Groundwater Basin - Revised on 10/19/2020

Redline version of ordinance showing revisions from Aug. 13, 2020 version

Preliminary Draft Initial Allocations for Pool 1 Wells
 - Revised on 08/12/2020