The Greater Kaweah GSA and Kaweah Subbasin partners were awarded a $10 million grant to support the development of a toolbox for assessing and selecting multi-benefit land repurposing activities. The  Land Repurposing Grant, provided by the California Department of Conservation, is one of four provided to regional organizations in the state working on reducing groundwater reliance and creating local environmental and economic opportunities through land-use changes.

The Kaweah Subbasin partners will use the funds to develop a multi-benefit agricultural land repurposing plan. Through a bottom-up community engagement approach, land repurposing strategies will be identified that make most sense for region. The primary goal is to repurpose land by fallowing with the intent to restore habitat. Projects selected for implementation will be conducted on lands least viable for agriculture and that contribute to resource connectivity.

Project Partners

  • Sequoia Riverlands Trust
  • East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency
  • Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency
  • Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Project Collaborators

  • California Water Service
  • City of Farmersville
  • Farmers Ditch Company
  • Delta View Water Association
  • Kaweah River Basin Regional Water Management Group
  • Lakeside Irrigation District
  • Milk Producers Council
  • Kaweah Regional Conservation Investment Strategy Steering Committee
  • Self-Help Enterprises
  • St. Johns Water District
  • County of Tulare
  • Tulare Irrigation District

Greater Kaweah GSA is committed to researching and applying to grant opportunities that meet goals and objectives under its SGMA obligation and that reduce direct costs for overlying landowners. If you are aware of a grant opportunity the GSA should consider, please contact us.


$10 Million Grant Awarded to Kaweah Subbasin for Land Repurposing Program
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