Mid-Kings River Groundwater Sustainability Agency


MKR GSA's Resolution to Address Governor's Executive Order on Drought Conditions includes Well Verification Process

In response to Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-7-22, which declared an emergency related to drought conditions, the MKR GSA Board of Directors passed a resolution at the April Board meeting.  This resolution addresses a number of items including the process for well verification within the MKR GSA.  A Well Verification Form has been developed for well drillers and owners to utilize.

GSA Overview

The Mid-Kings River Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) is joint powers authority, comprised of three local public agencies (Kings County Water District, City of Hanford and County of Kings).  The Mid-Kings River GSA is responsible for the implementation of California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) compliance within the GSA's boundary of the Tulare Lake Subbasin.


DWR Requires Revisions to Tulare Lake Subbasin GSP

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is requiring revisions to the Tulare Lake Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) submitted in January 2020.  Receipt of the DWR Comment Letter started a 180-day revision period, with revisions to the GSP due back to DWR by July 27, 2022.  Time is of the essence, and Mid-Kings River GSA encourages landowners to attend Board meetings to receive updates on progress through the July 27 deadline.  Landowners may sign-up for the Interested Parties List to receive board meeting notifications.

Mid-Kings River GSA Board Meetings

The Mid-Kings River GSA Board of Directors meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Kings County Water District, located at 200 Campus Drive in Hanford, unless otherwise posted.  Board agendas are posted on the Boards & Committees page.


The Mid-Kings River GSA Board of Directors' meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2023 has been cancelled.

Tulare Lake Subbasin Annual Report

The Tulare Lake Subbasin's Annual Report for the 2020 water year, was submitted to the Department of Water Resources in April 2021.

Tulare Lake Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan

The Tulare Lake Subbasin's Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) is now available for download.  An additional 60-day public review period will be held through the DWR's SGMA Portal.

Learn More About Mid-Kings River GSA and SGMA

Resources regarding the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) are linked under GSA Resources.  Learn more about the Mid-Kings River GSA on the About Us page.


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