The California Water Commission held a workshop on October 28th, 2021 via zoom to discuss groundwater trading (particularly regarding vulnerable water users) at the local and state level. They went over basic information about trading as well as points regarding trading rules, protecting small farms, and the state’s potential role moving forward. Please see the… Continue reading California Water Commission: Groundwater Trading Workshop
The emergency groundwater allocation policy was passed by East Kaweah GSA (EKGSA), allowing East Kaweah GSA (EKGSA) growers 1.65 measured AF for the 2022 water year, beinging October 1, 2021. Duration in Years: How many years can you “bank” your water. Leave behind: You can save water for the following year. No loss of water… Continue reading East Kaweah GSA Emergency Groundwater Allocation 1.65 AF
They will create Farm Units, which will group parcels together. Each APN does not have its own well, so there is a need for Farm units. There may be a policy as early as spring 2022 after the policy has been gone through public comment and approved by the board.
The Techincal Advisory Committee will propose the following to the board for their meeting on October 25, 3:00 pm agenda here: Retroactive to October 1, for the 2022 irrigation season, 1.65 ETa allowed per acre They are determining what the max cap could be per parcel; it is being suggested to be 2.5 ETa (you’re not… Continue reading EKGSA Technical Advisory Committee
Greater Kaweah Board of Directed presented their proposed policy for 2022 growing season: No pumping caps or tiered pricing until policy approval, could be as early as Spring 2022 East and Mid Kaweah have drafted proposals for tiered pricing and pumping caps for 2022 growing season. The 2022 growing season will be dedicated to setting… Continue reading GKGSA Board of Directors Meeting
Mid-Kaweah GSAGroundwater Allocation Cap Notice Dear Growers, We are facing the end of a long and frustratingly dry summer in the Kaweah Subbasin, every landowner, farmer, homeowner, business person, etc. has been impacted by the recent drought conditions. The time has come for the Tulare Irrigation District (District) to begin working towards a reduction in groundwater… Continue reading Email to TID Growers: Mid-Kaweah GSA Groundwater Allocation Cap Notice
Notes from the MKGSA Technical Advisory Meeting Tuesday, October 5th, 3:00-5:00. The biggest statement of the meeting was “This is the biggest challenge of our generation”. One of the major differences between MKGSA and EKGSA is that MKGSA is talking about a model that incorporates flow meters as well as ETa. There is a slide… Continue reading Notes from the MKGSA Technical Advisory Meeting Tuesday, October 5th, 3:00-5:00.
East Kaweah has started outlining their policies and procedures he could not comment on the other two GSAs in the Kaweah Basin, but the belief is their policies and plans will be similar. The full board will be voting in October for the suggested ETa limit of 2.15 acre-feet. Growers that use more than 2.15… Continue reading EKGSA Technical Advisory Meeting September 20th