The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA) was created by the California Legislature in 1982 as an independent special district, separate from the County of Ventura or any city government or other public agency, to oversee Ventura County’s vital groundwater resources.
The FCGMA manages and protects both confined and unconfined aquifers within several groundwater basins underlying the southern portion of Ventura County.
All lands lying above the deep Fox Canyon aquifer account for more than half of the water needs for 700,000 people in the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Camarillo and Moorpark, and the unincorporated communities of Saticoy, El Rio, Somis, Moorpark Home
Acres, Nyeland Acres, Leisure Village, Point Mugu and Montalvo. Strict water conservation measures protect the Oxnard Plain from over pumping by agricultural users and local water agencies.