Milestones

Oct, 1991 Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency created by an act of the state legislature.
Apr, 1993 Adopted requirements to register, meter, and report groundwater extractions (Ord. 1).
Sep, 1994 Approved first Groundwater Management Plan.
Apr, 1995 Began charging groundwater extraction fees (Ord 4).
Jun, 2007 Updated the Groundwater Management Plan.
Oct, 2007 State approved legislation (AB 738) to allow for increased extraction fees (up to $25/acre-foot) if approved by a majority vote of the basin’s groundwater extractors.
Nov, 2011 Developed first Ojai Basin Groundwater Model.
2013-2014 Installed continuous data loggers in various wells in the Ojai Basin to improve data on groundwater levels.
May, 2014 Updated the Ojai Basin Groundwater Model to include calibration through the end of 2013, as well as improved estimates of recharge from turf and crop irrigation.
Jul, 2014 San Antonio Creek Spreading Grounds Rehabilitation Project completed by Ventura County. OBGMA is a project partner, with ongoing operation and maintenance responsibilities.
Aug, 2014 Updated the Ojai Basin Groundwater Model to include predictive model simulations that evaluate anticipated groundwater elevations in the basin through water year 2020.
Jan, 2015 Submitted a resolution to the California Department of Water Resources requesting that OBGMA become the Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the Ojai Basin, pursuant to California’s 2015 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

 

 

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