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The Pleasant Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (PVGSA or Agency) was formed in 2016 as part of its compliance effort to meet California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) legislation enacted in 2014.  The Agency’s boundaries overlay the boundaries of Pleasant Valley Water District (District) excluding the City of Coalinga.

The Pleasant Valley Subbasin was amended in 2016 following an application made by the District to the State Department of Water Resources (DWR).  The revised Subbasin boundary encompasses approximately 48,159 acres entirely in Fresno County of which about 21,000 acres is cultivated. The Subbasin is covered by three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA), the Fresno County Pleasant Valley GSA Area (County), the City of Coalinga GSA (City) and PVGSA.

The PVGSA Board of Directors regularly meets on the 4th Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November after the District Board meeting.  The Agency is governed by a board of Directors made up of 7 directors who also serve on the Pleasant Valley Water District Board of Directors.

The DWR reclassified the subbasin from a low to medium priority designation in November 2018.  In cooperation with the City and County, the PVGSA has until January 2022 to submit its Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the subbasin and has undertaken a series of steps to develop and meet the GSP submission deadline. 

Pleasant Valley Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for Public Review:

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