Saturday April 04, 2020


Sustainable Groundwater Management

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.


*The State of California and the County of Ventura have declared a health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency office is closed to the public. If you need to contact our offices, please use e-mail, phone, or mail.


Thank you for joining us in our efforts to keep our community healthy.


 OPV New Allocation Letters

FCGMA recently mailed notifications to all OPV Well Owners and Operators containing the new allocation for each well effective October 1, 2020. The new allocation for each well is the 20 semi-annual period average. The annual allocation is twice that. We realize this may be confusing and plan to send out a clarification as soon as we are able to. 


New Pumping Allocation System for the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley Basins

At the October 23, 2019 meeting of the Fox Canyon GMA Board of Directors, there was a unanimous vote to adopt the ordinance for a new pumping allocation system for the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley basins, effective October 1, 2020. The new well-based allocation will be the average pumping for the base period of 2005-2014. Allocation letters will be sent to pumpers early 2020. The ordinance can be viewed here.


Final Groundwater Sustainability Plans

The Board of Directors of the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency adopted Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for the Oxnard Subbasin, Pleasant Valley Basin, and Las Posas Valley Basin at a duly noticed December 13, 2019, public hearing. The GSPs were prepared in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and can be downloaded here.

DWR SGMA Data Viewer

 The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) maintains a Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Data Viewer which stakeholders may find useful. It is a GIS system viewer that displays groundwater levels in wells, land subsidence, basin boundaries, and other useful information. DWR has a video tutotial on YouTube.

New Public Notice






















Please click here to view new public notice regarding a comprehensive groundwater basin adjudication.

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Upcoming Events

Wed Mar 25 @01:30 -
Regular Board Meeting - Canceled
Fri Apr 10 @01:30 -
Special Board Meeting