Mid-Kings River Groundwater Sustainability Agency

GSA & SGMA News

Prop 218 Election


Prop 218 Fees Study

Revision Memo Prop 218 Fee Study

Notice of Proposed Assessment

Notice of Proposed Extraction Fee

Ballot Instructions

Sample Ballot

Protest Form

MKR GSA Policies


Pumping Cap Policy

Shallow Well Mitigation Policy

Well Registration Policy

Flow Meter Policy

Private Recharge Policy

April 2024 Revised Tulare Lake Subbasin (TLS) Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP)

This version of the revised TLS GSP is reflective of what was recently considered by the MKR GSA Board. However this version is not supported by all GSAs in the TLS. Following the inadequate determination from the CA Department of Water Resources (DWR) in March 2023, the Tulare Lake Subbasin GSAs have been coordinating to address the determination.

More information on a comment period will be provided if an agreement between the GSAs can be made on outstanding issues.

March 2024 Public Workshops

The Mid-Kings River GSA held public workshops for stakeholders to learn about the GSA's activities. The workshops covered:

  • • State Probationary Hearing on April 16, 2024 and the GSA's diligent efforts to prepare.
  • • New groundwater pumping caps.
  • • Well registration and flow meter requirements.
  • • New groundwater pumping fees.
  • • New shallow domestic well mitigation program.

View Workshop Resources:

Presentation Slides




Event Recording (English)




Event Recording (Spanish)




Event Flyer

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) required 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. A revised GSP was submitted to DWR by the July 27, 2022 deadline. In March 2023, DWR sent a Determination Letter to the Tulare Lake Subbasin indicating the GSP was found to be inadequate. The Tulare Lake Subbasin is coordinating to address the determination. Mid-Kings River GSA encourages landowners to stay engaged on GSP progress and the determination by attending our Board meetings. 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 upcoming MKR GSA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Please note the location change, at Ag Multi Purpose Building, 680 N. Campus, Suite F, Hanford, CA 93230. View the agenda.

Tulare Lake Subbasin Annual Report

The Tulare Lake Subbasin's Annual Report for the 2022 water year, was submitted to the Department of Water Resources in March 2023.

Download the Tulare Lake Subbasin Annual Report

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.

Download the 
Tulare Lake Subbasin GSP

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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