Groundwater Management Agency
FCGMA Project Solicitation – Submittal Deadline September 30, 2023
Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA) is soliciting submittal of water-supply and infrastructure projects in the Las Posas Valley Basin, Oxnard Subbasin, and Pleasant Valley Basin.
The Agency Board of Directors established a process and criteria for evaluating and prioritizing projects for inclusion in Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) updates and for potential funding through future grant opportunities and/or development of fees for funding by basin operators. The purpose of project ranking process is to rank and prioritize the projects on the lists of projects adopted by the Board for the GSP for each of the basins. This will create a ranked Project Prioritization List of projects to be implemented by FCGMA and/or other agencies. The prioritization will be used to recommend to the Board which projects should be included for funding by potential replenishment fees and/or in the Agency’s applications submitted in response to grant opportunities. Additionally, the prioritization will help to inform which projects should be included in future-scenario modeling for the five-year GSP evaluations based on the likelihood that the project will be implemented by the 2040 deadline for bringing the basins into sustainable groundwater management.
The Project Prioritization List will be reviewed, re-scored, and re-prioritized on an annual basis. Updated information will be solicited for projects currently on the list for updated scoring and new projects can be considered for addition to the list at this time. Updated project information and new projects must be submitted by September 30 each year. Agency staff will review updated and new project information and prepare draft ranking of the projects using the Project Ranking Sheet. The Operations Committee will review the new information, draft project ranking, and update the Project Prioritization List at one or more public meetings. The Operations Committee will then refer the updated Project Prioritization List to the Board for adoption as part of GSP Annual Report approval process.
Complete instructions and forms are available at the following links:
Project submissions should be submitted to FCGMA-GSP@ventura.org
5-Year GSP Evaluations
Kick-off Workshop – 8/30/2023
Groundwater Sustainability Plans
Initial Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for the Oxnard Subbasin, Pleasant Valley Basin, and Las Posas Valley Basin are available for download. The GSPs were prepared in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The Fox Canyon GMA Board adopted the GSPs at a public hearing on December 13, 2019. The California of Department Resources (DWR) approved the GSPs for the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley Basins on November 22, 2021, and the Las Posas Valley Basin on January 13, 2022.
Technical Background Presentations on Groundwater Conditions in Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency
This two-part series provides a plain-language overview of the aquifers and flow of groundwater in the Las Posas Valley Basin, Oxnard Subbasin, and Pleasant Valley Basin. They are presented by Dr. Jill Weinberger Principal Hydrogeologist with Dudek, who was a lead member of the team that prepared the Groundwater Sustainability Plans.
Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part from the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) and through an agreement with the State Department of Water Resources.