Join the FCGMA Challenge: Help us create innovative, sustainable water supply & conservation strategies!
What’s the bottom line? In Ventura County, more groundwater is being extracted than can be sustained.
Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA), is charged with managing four freshwater aquifers that provide locally sourced water for more than 450,000 Ventura County residents. New innovative strategies for groundwater management, like the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) must be put in place to ensure water supplies are available for our future.
What’s at stake without a sustainable water supply?
60% of Ventura County’s water comes from these local water supplies. If we take this precious resource for granted, the repercussions could be vast. Without a sufficient water supply, agriculture becomes unstable and we could face an increased pressure to fallow land! Residents would have to increase conservation and risk higher water rates.
60% OF WATER USED IN VENTURA COUNTY
Underneath portions of Ventura County lies our most precious resource – aquifers that provide precious water locally.
Over-pumping has diminished our supply. We must learn to use our supplies more efficiently. We must innovate to sustain our resource.
FCGMA is accepting submissions from the general public to aide our work in preparing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to submit to California’s State Department of Water Resources that will propose a strategy to bring our basins into a sustainable balance within 20 years. Share your innovative water supply and conservation ideas to us by September 30th, 2017. Include a detailed write-up with your ideas for conservation, or most importantly, plans to increase water supply into the aquifers. Your plan could contribute to a reliable and resilient water system for our future.