On July 1, 2016 the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency was notified by the Department of Water Resources that it’s request for Modification of the boundaries of the Ojai Basin was approved. Public meetings will be held by the Department July 12 through 15 to present the Boundary Modification results to the public and receive final comments. It is expected the boundary modification will be finalized in early September. See the comments and web links from the Department of Water Resources following this introduction.
This is a notice that a Communicator message has been submitted in the BBMRS for you to review and reply to, if necessary. The Communicator is a means for modification request specific requests or response between the DWR and the Requesting Agency only.
Summary of the request:
Potential Basin(s)/Subbasin(s): 4-02
Requesting Agency: Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency
Type(s) of Modification: Scientific External
Short Description: To modify Bulletin 118 boundary of the Ojai Basin to be consistent with the geological boundary.
Summary of the comment:
Commenter Name: Jack Tung
Comments: This communication is intended to inform you that your basin boundary modification request has been approved by the Department. The draft approved basin boundaries for Bulletin 118 will be posted on-line and included in the Basin Boundary Assessment Tool (https://gis.water.ca.gov/app/bbat/) for your review. The Department will be holding public meetings to present these results and hear any final comments on July 12 through 15. See the Basin Boundary webpage for details (http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/sgm/basin_boundaries.cfm). The California Water Commission will hear and comment on the draft modifications on the July 21 meeting. The boundary modifications will be finalized during early September. Thank you, Jack Tung
Please click http://sgma.water.ca.gov/basinmod/basinrequest/preview/30 to view details on this submittal.
Please visit http://sgma.water.ca.gov/basinmod for more information on the submitted request.
SGM Program Implementation Team,
California Department of Water Resources
The State of California
March 2016; The Department of Water Resources holds Groundwater Sustainability Workshops. Click on the link below to access the DWR webinars.
The Board of Directors of the OBGMA took action on January 28, 2016 directing staff to file a Basin Boundary Modification Request with the Department of Water Resources (DWR). Currently, DWR includes a Boundary Map in Bulletin 118 of the Ojai Basin. OBGMA determined that this map is not consistent with the actual geological boundary of the basin and should be changed to reflect this difference.
On February 5, 2016 OBGMA formally submitted its Initial Notification requesting DWR to change the Ojai Basin boundary in Bulletin 118 to match the geological boundary. A copy of the Initial Notification and draft proposed Ojai Basin Boundary maps may be found at the following link: http://sgma.water.ca.gov/basinmod/initprintview/92
October 17, 2015: OBGMA staff and several board members attended Ojai Day and answered questions from the public about the Agency, it’s mission, the groundwater basin, drought issues and other topics. It was a great venue for keeping connected with the community.
Due to conservation efforts by well owners in the Ojai Basin, water levels have not declined as rapidly as in prior years, which has resulted in a reasonable sustained draw from the basin during these drought times. On July 13, 2015, the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency (OBGMA) sent a letter to well owners thanking them for all they have done to reduce water demand. THANK YOU!!
Thank You Letter 7 13-2015
At the June 25, 2015 meeting of the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency (OBGMA), the board approved the purchase of four additional well data loggers to expand the groundwater monitoring network in the Ojai Basin. The new data loggers will automatically record the temperature, water level, and conductivity of groundwater in the four wells. Currently, there are 10 data loggers at six locations (some wells have loggers at multiple depths); these existing loggers monitor water level and temperature only.
At the May 28, 2015 meeting of the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency (OBGMA), the board adopted Ordinance 10, which establishes the requirement for well owners within OBGMA’s boundaries to test, calibrate, recalibrate, repair, replace and report the accuracy results of flowmeters and associated facilities to the OBGMA.
OBGMA Ordinance No. 10
At the May 28, 2015 meeting of the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency, the board adopted Ordinance 9, which supersedes Ordinance 4, and outlines changes in levying groundwater extraction charges.
OBGMA Ordinance No. 9