On July 10, 2023, the Santa Barbara Superior Court issued a statement of decision adopting a judgment in Las Posas Valley Water Rights Coalition, et al. v. Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency, Santa Barbara Sup. Ct. Case No. VENC100509700 (LPV Judgment). The LPV Judgment adjudicates all groundwater rights in the Las Posas Valley Groundwater Basin (Basin) and provides for the Basin’s sustainable management pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
The LPV Judgment appoints Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA) as the Watermaster to implement and administer the LPV Judgment. FCGMA remains responsible for implementing and complying with SGMA and the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Act
The FCGMA website now contains a “LPV Watermaster” area. This area will host information and documents related to the LPV Judgment.
Please direct questions regarding the LPV Judgment to the Watermaster at LPV.Watermaster@ventura.org.