GSA & SGMA News
MKR GSA Policies
Well Registration Policy
Initial Private Groundwater Recharge Policy
Flow Meter Policy
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.
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 next Mid-Kings River GSA Board of Directors' meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 has been cancelled.
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.
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.
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