Tuesday September 17, 2019

Groundwater Conservation Through Well Extraction Management

The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA) manages and protects both confined and unconfined aquifers within several 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.


* Semi-Annual Extraction Statements for Ag Operations are Now Available!

Semi-Annual Extraction Statements for Agricultural operations are now available online. Printed copies have been mailed and are due by September 29, 2019. If you have any questions please call Kathy Jones at (805) 645-1372 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) are Now Available 

Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for the Oxnard Subbasin, Pleasant Valley Basin, and Las Posas Valley Basin are now available for review and comment. The Fox Canyon GMA Board opened a 60-Day Public Comment Period at the July 24, 2019 Board meeting. The Public Comment Period will close on September 23, 2019. Please select the GSP Tab above or click here to download one or more GSPs and submit comments.


John K Flynn Groundwater Stewardship Award 2019

Be sure to congratulate Alden Broome, the 2019 recipient of the John K Flynn Groundwater Stewardship Award.

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New Ordinance Requiring Monthy Extraction Reporting

On December 5, 2018 the Fox Canyon GMA Board of Directors adopted Ordinance 8.9 to amend the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency ordinance code relating to reporting of groundwater extractions for agricultural extraction facilities.










 New Public Notice

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

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