Ventura County: Groundwater allocation between cities and agriculture up for discussion

From the Ventura County Star:

“A state water management agency will consider a new pumping allocation formula on Wednesday that city officials fear will lead to higher water rates.  The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency board is expected to vote on an ordinance that sets pumping allocation for agricultural and municipal users.

The proposal calls for municipal and industrial users to pump no more than 35,000 acre-feet of groundwater a year, representing less than 40 percent of the total allocation.  There are two groups that pump water from the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley basins — agricultural and municipal and industrial. Negotiations have been taking place for years with the groundwater management agency as it prepares a sustainability plan under state conservation mandates. … ”

Read more from the Ventura County Star here:  Ventura County:  Groundwater allocation between cities and agriculture up for discussion