Fox Canyon GMA

Strict water conservation measures protect the Oxnard Plain from over pumping by agricultural users and local water agencies.  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 lenda lying above the deep Fox Canyon aquifer account for much than half of the water needs for 0.7 million residents in the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Camarillo, and Moorpark, plus the unincorporated communities of Saticoy, El Rio, Somis, Moorpark Home Acres, Nyeland Acres, Leisure Village, Point Mugu and Montalvo.




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