East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency (EKGSA) is a joint powers groundwater regulatory agency that represents approximately 117,300 acres of the most productive agriculture in the world. Located within the Sierra Nevada’s Kaweah Watershed, EKGSA’s area is rich in natural wonders and prime agriculture land.
EKGSA serves a community of people known for their commitment to family values and hard work. A people dedicated to continuing to produce food for the world, protect the economic lifeblood of the valley, and ensuring groundwater sustainability and groundwater safety for the environment and the people of the Kaweah Subbasin.
Surface water credits are available for purchase for Irrigated Acre* landowners. Each landowner with Irrigated Acres can purchase .05 acre-feet of surface water credit for $500 per acre-foot. Landowners with Irrigated Acres have 0.05 acre-feet per acre reserved for purchase from February 1 - February 29th. The credit:
1. Does not expire.
2. Increases the total amount a landowner can pump without facing future allocation reduction.
3. Is reserved for each landowner until February 29th.
*Refer to section 1.14 of East Kaweah’s Rules and Regulations.
Download the purchase order form below.