A top producer of fruit and fiber, agriculture in the Kaweah Subbasin depends on groundwater. The Greater Kaweah will be developing groundwater management strategies to maintain agriculture’s strength and viability.
The Greater Kaweah GSA (Greater) was formed with the intent to comply with the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act , or SGMA, and initiated their effort by executing a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) on August 23, 2016. The Greater became an “exclusive” GSA for the area of coverage by the California Department of Water Resources in August 2017.
Kaweah Water Dashboard
Landowners and growers can now create an account on the Kaweah Water Dashboard. A web-based tool, the Water Dashboard estimates landowners’ total water use and upcoming groundwater pumping cap amounts.
Check out Greater Kaweah GSA boundary maps and other resources!
Household Water Supply Shortage Reporting System
The California Department of Water Resources has developed a form for use by individuals not on a public water system who are experiencing problems with their water supply and agencies receiving calls from those individuals. The information collected from the form is intended to inform state and local agencies on drought impacts on household water supplies. If you are facing water supply issues due to the drought, visit the link below to fill out the reporting form.
Final Rules & Regulations Adopted
The Board of Directors adopted a final first version of the GKGSA Rules & Regulations on August 15, 2022. Visit the Groundwater Pumping Cap page for more information.
- At a special board meeting on September 27, 2022, the Greater Kaweah GSA Board members approved the Water Year 2023 (WY 2023) Sustainable Yield Allocation along with Tier 1 and 2 Penalty Allocations for the Greater Kaweah Agricultural Management Area,....Read More »
- At their July 22 meeting, the Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Board adopted the revisions to the Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). The revisions were in response to the Department of Water Resources (DWR’s) ruling that the GSP was....Read More »
- Groundwater Allocations will begin October 1, 2022 The Greater Kaweah GSA adopted its first set of Rules and Regulations on August 15, 2022 and became effective on such date. The Greater Kaweah GSA will implement its first year of groundwater....Read More »