Landowners and growers in the Kaweah Subbasin can now create an account on the Kaweah Water Dashboard, a new tool developed by the East, Greater, and Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) to empower their growers to strategically respond to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
A web-based tool, the Water Dashboard estimates landowners’ total water use and groundwater allocations/pumping caps under new policies the Kaweah Subbasin GSAs are rolling out to ensure progress toward a sustainable groundwater supply amid a multi-year drought. Through water use visualization tools, the Water Dashboard gives landowners the ability to understand how these groundwater allocations will impact them.
It takes less than 10 minutes to set up an account and start viewing total water use, but landowners have the option to spend a little more time building a farm map to explore water usage data at the field level and by crop type. Landowners can visit www.gsawd.com to get started today.
Over 250 landowners in the Kaweah Subbasin engaged in Water Dashboard development and over 100 landowners began testing the tool in June during an early access phase, providing critical feedback along the way to develop a tool that delivers value to its users.
Upcoming registration events for account set-up assistance
The Kaweah Subbasin is hosting two Registration Drop-In events on July 21st and August 4th for landowners who would like in-person staff support setting up their Water Dashboard Account. Staff will be available at the events to walk landowners through the process.
Additionally, the Greater Kaweah GSA is hosting Office Hours Appointments on Tuesday, July 26th. Event details and registration for all events can be found at the following link: https://greaterkaweahgsa.org/waterdashboard/.