On January 28, 2022 the Kaweah Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) received an incomplete notice from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) regarding our submission of the 2020 Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). EKGSA was given 180-days to make revisions to address the deficiencies.
East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency (EKGSA) has been working with the Greater Kaweah GSA and the Mid-Kaweah GSA to address the deficiencies outlined by DWR. Kaweah Subbasin managers, legal counsel, staff, and consultants have been meeting weekly to do the technical analysis and revisions to the GSPs required by DWR under SGMA compliance. Provided below are the current revisions to the EKGSA GSP for review.
Disclaimer: The Kaweah Subbasin GSAs and consultants continue to refine and adjust the technical documents and GSPs. The material presented is subject to change. Each document provided below shall indicate the date on which the draft is current.
Draft as of 07-15-2022
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.