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Allocations

On June 8, 2021, the County GSAs (“white areas”) adopted an allocation for irrigated acres for the County GSAs 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) and only for acres irrigated as of June 8, 2021.

Previous Meetings

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:

Advisory Committee

May 17, 2019 & May 23, 2019: Part 1 (5/17/2019) & Part 2 (5/23/2019)

September 5, 2019: Presentation

February 6, 2020: Presentation

June 4, 2020: Presentation

August 6, 2020: Presentation

September 3, 2020: Presentation; Report

October 14, 2020: Presentation

November 12, 2020: Presentation; Resolution

County GSA Board

November 17, 2020: Presentation

December 15, 2020: Presentation and Resolution (recorded at MaderaCounty.com)

May 11, 2021: Allocations (recorded at MaderaCounty.com) Presentation; Draft Resolution (Never Irrigated Lands); Draft Resolution (Allocations)

May 18, 2021: recorded at MaderaCounty.com

June 8, 2021: Presentation; Resolution

August 16, 2022- GSA Update Presentation

September 13, 2022- GSAs Penalty Presentation

September 27, 2022- GSAs Penalty Presentation

Public Workshops

May 13, 2021: Office Hours on Allocations (Presentation)

June 1, 2021: County GSAs, Farm Bureau, and MAWA Workshop; Presentation (YouTube)

June 16, 2021: County GSAs, Farm Bureau; Presentation; Presentation (YouTube)

August 2, 2021: County GSAs; Presentation; Recording (Passcode: rg$m@5kj)

January 13, 2022: IrriWatch and Allocation Report Workshop

Resolutions

Allocations

December 15, 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. Farm Unit Zone Map

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

Penalties

September 27, 2022 – Resolution No. 2022-143 Chowchilla 

September 27, 2022 – Resolution N0. 2022-144 Delta-Mendota

September 27, 2022 – Resolution No. 2022-145 Madera