Fox Canyon GMA

FOX CANYON

Groundwater Management Agency

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.

2023-2 Semi-Annual Extraction Statements

2023-2 Semi-Annual Extraction Statements (SAES) for Oxnard, Pleasant Valley (OPV) and Las Posas Valley (LPV) are now available online at FCGMAonline.org. Copies were mailed to well operators on record with FCGMA on October 18, 2023.

Completed SAES are due Friday, December 1, 2023

We encourage you to report online using our database at FCGMAonling.org. Direct all questions related to groundwater reporting to FCGMA.Report@ventura.org.

Additional Reporting Requirements forms for wells operating in LPV and OPV are also due this reporting period; fillable PDF forms are available at FCGMA.org/public-documents/forms/. Forms should be completed digitally (not handwritten) and mailed or emailed to our office.

Upload Meter Photos Online—Alongside Your SAES Data

Meter photos must be submitted to finalize your SAES and to avoid an assessment of civil penalties; upload your photos directly to our database at FCGMAonline.org. Meter face, totalizer reading, totalizer units, and multiplier must be legible. Photos must be clearly labeled with serial number, CombCode, State well number (SWN) and date of photo. Accepted file formats are PDF, .jpg, .png, .gif, and .tiff. Maximum file size is 3.0 MB.

2023 Semi-Annual Newsletter

Get the latest Fox Canyon information in the 2023 – 2 Semi-Annual Newsletter . A version of the newsletter is also available in Spanish.

5-Year Groundwater Sustainability Plan Evaluations 

FCGMA is beginning an evaluation of the Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for the Las Posas Valley Basin, Oxnard Subbasin, and Pleasant Valley Basin. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires periodical evaluation of GSPs at least every 5 years. To view the GSPs or for more information please see here.

Arroyo Santa Rosa Valley Basin GSA

The Arroyo Santa Rosa Valley Groundwater Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (ASRVBGSA) and Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA), are jointly developing a groundwater sustainability plan (GSP) for the Arroyo Santa Rosa Valley Groundwater Basin (ASRVGB) pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The draft GSP is available for review and commentary. You may submit any comments on the Arroyo Santa Rosa Valley Basin GSP to FCGMA at fcgma-gsp@ventura.org.  For more information or to view the GSP please visit the ASRVBGSA website.

New Public Notice

Please click here to view a new public notice regarding a comprehensive groundwater basin adjudication for the Oxnard Subbasin and Pleasant Valley groundwater basin.

Please click here to view a public notice regarding a comprehensive groundwater basin adjudication for the Las Posas Valley groundwater basin.