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Author: Ashley Goldsmith

Growers Are Required to Install Meters & Telemetry by January 31, 2025. Apply for Financial Assistance Soon.

If you are a landowner in the McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency (MAGSA) with wells producing more than 2 acre-feet of water annually, you are required to install meters and telemetry on your wells by January 31, 2025. To alleviate some of the costs associated with this requirement, MAGSA has developed a Rebate Program and negotiated discounts with several irrigation companies.


Well Mitigation Policy Approved, Rules & Regulations Available for Public Comment

The MAGSA Board of Directors approved a Domestic Well Mitigation Policy and is now asking the public to review draft Implementing Rules and Regulations for the policy. These draft Rules & Regulations outline how MAGSA will meet the needs of landowners in the GSA whose domestic wells go dry or fall within ten feet of going dry due to lowering groundwater levels. The Rules & Regulations outline the eligibility criteria for domestic well owners to receive assistance, the application process, and the different mitigation measures MAGSA may provide. 


After Three Years of Drought, 2023 Annual Report Reveals Record Recharge Numbers

2023 was a record water year for the Kings Subbasin! Annual Report data reflects the positive impact of the wet year on the basin’s groundwater levels after three consecutive years of drought, while also indicating there is more work to be done in pursuit of long-term sustainability.

With more surface water available, groundwater use decreased by 54% compared to the average use in the previous three water years. Groundwater storage increased by 1.28 million acre-feet, partially thanks to the recharge projects throughout the Kings Subbasin.


Learn Water-Saving Irrigation Strategies: Register for May 16th Webinar

This irrigation season, how can you save water through practical scheduling and maintenance techniques? Attend an upcoming webinar on May 16th from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM hosted by MAGSA and Fresno State University’s Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) to learn more! During this webinar, you will hear a helpful presentation and ask questions of a local irrigation expert, Dr. Khaled Bali, the Irrigation Water Management Specialist at the University of California Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

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