Updates on GKGSA’s Pumping Cap Webinar

Highlights The GK Board will adopt rules and regulations in late May/early June 2022 with full implementation starting 2023 water year, October 1, 2022. The board has set the Pumping Cap at 2.75 AF/ac of ET Tier 1 water $75/af Tier 2 water $125/af Prohibited Tier $500/af & 1:1 reduction in future allocation

Tulare County looking at SGMA impact on property values

Highlights: The reality is there will be farmers who will plow over, fallow their land, and not use it as a result of the SGMA. The assessor’s office stated accurate valuations of fallowed land will largely depend on on sales of similar properties. Growers who remove trees during 2022 could see a reduction in their… Continue reading Tulare County looking at SGMA impact on property values

EKGSA Board Meeting

The EKGSA Board of Directors will charge $500 AF over 1.65 consumed AF pumping cap for the 2022 Water Year (October 1, 2021-September 30th 2022) Examples: Name Changes: Transitional changed to Tier 1 Penalty Planned Overdraft changed to Tier 2 Penalty Changes from board packet: Transferred water must be used in the year it was… Continue reading EKGSA Board Meeting

Links from EKGSA SGMA Workshop – November 18th

SGMA is approaching faster than expected and the Cal GAP Wingman™ Regulatory Services team is gearing up to help you.

Over the past few months, SGMA policies have started to take shape and during that time, our team has engaged in GSA meetings across the valley and consulted with regulators, GSA boards, and committee members.

As these plans are nearing adoption (or have been adopted) by their respective boards, we foresee new requirements for growers including extensive paperwork, strategic water budgeting, and record-keeping. Our Wingman™ Regulatory Services team continues to ready ourselves to assist you with your SGMA needs so that you can stay focused on farming.

Greater Kaweah Board of Directors Meeting – November 15th

Below are the slides that will be framing the postcard to be sent out to all Greater Kaweah Growers. Eric Osterling will use these slides to create a policy that will be open for a 90-day public comment in January. Growers will have 90 days to comment on the policy before it is approved in… Continue reading Greater Kaweah Board of Directors Meeting – November 15th

Mid Kaweah TAC Meeting

Included are slides and details regarding the Mid Kaweah Technical Advisory meeting and their SGMA recommendations to go to next week’s board meeting. What is the method to track pumping? ET Measurements by Land IQ How will pumping cap be implemented in the first year? Bonus allocation will not be recommended to the board. Those… Continue reading Mid Kaweah TAC Meeting