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Allocations

On June 8, 2021, the County GSA (“white areas”) adopted an allocation for irrigated acres within the County GSA in the Madera, Chowchilla and Delta-Mendota Subbasins.* The table below shows the inches of evapotranspiration of applied water (ETAW) per irrigated acre.

Madera County GSA Inches of ETaw

Year

Madera Subbasin

Chowchilla Subbasin

Delta-Mendota Subbasin

2021 28.3 26.7 19.8
2022 28.0 26.3 19.6
2023 27.7 25.9 19.3
2024 27.4 25.5 19.1
2025 27.1 25.1 18.9

*The allocation is only for the County GSA (white areas).

To arrive at this point, over a multi-year period, the County GSAs discussed allocations as a critical demand management measure including at (but not limited to) the specific meetings below:

May 17 and 23, 2019 – Advisory Committee

September 5, 2019 – Advisory Committee

February 6, 2020 – Advisory Committee

June 4, 2020 – Advisory Committee

August 6, 2020 – Advisory Committee

September 3, 2020 – Advisory Committee and Report

October 14, 2020 – Advisory Committee

November 12, 2020 – Advisory Committee; Resolution

November 17, 2020 – County GSAs  

December 15, 2020 – County GSAs and Resolution (recorded at MaderaCounty.com)

May 11, 2021 – County GSAs with Allocations (recorded at MaderaCounty.com) Presentation; Resolution (Never Irrigated Lands); Resolution (Allocations)

May 13, 2021 – Office Hours on Allocations

May 18, 2021 – County GSAs (recorded at MaderaCounty.com)

June 1, 2021 – County GSAs, FB and MAWA Workshop; Presentation

June 8, 2021 – County GSAs; Presentation

June 16, 2021 – Madera County GSAs Workshop; Presentation; Presentation YouTube

August 2, 2021 – Madera County Public Workshop – County GSAs: Presentation;

Click here to view the recording of the August 2- Allocation Public Workshop. Passcode: rg$m@5kj

Relevant Resolutions

December 16, 2020 – Resolution No. 2020-166: Resolution Adopting a Groundwater Allocation Approach for the Groundwater Sustainability Plan

June 8, 2021- Resolution No. 2021-069: Resolution Establishing Groundwater Allocation Amounts for 2021 through 2025 and Farm Unit Documentation.

August 17, 2021 – Resolution No. 2021-113: Resolution Establishing Groundwater Allocation Refinements