Aliso Water District GSA - 5-022.06 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - MADERA, 5-022.07 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - DELTA-MENDOTA

Aliso Water District GSA - 5-022.06 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - MADERA, 5-022.07 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - DELTA-MENDOTA

A. Applicant Information

Requesting Agency Information
Agency Name: Aliso Water District GSA
Address: 10302 Avenue 7-1/2
City: Firebaugh Zip: 93622
Work Phone: (559) 659-1483 Cell Phone:
Email: roy.catania@wonderful.com Fax:
Revision Request Manager Information
Person Name: Joe Mendes
Address: 10302 Avenue 7-1/2
City: Firebaugh Zip: 93622
Work Phone: (559) 226-9292 Cell Phone:
Email: joe.mendes@icloud.com Fax:
 

B. Description of Proposed Boundary Modification

  1. Extend the boundary of the Delta-Mendota Subbasin (5-22.07) to include all of Aliso Water District
    • Jurisdiction Internal
  2. Aliso Water District boundaries overlie two basins: the Madera and the Delta-Mendota basins. Aliso Water District proposes to modify the existing basin boundary, moving the dividing line easterly to position the Aliso Water District wholly within the Delta-Mendota basin. Operating within one basin will allow for simpler governance and increased ability to sustainably manage groundwater.
    • 5-022.06 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - MADERA
    • 5-022.07 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - DELTA-MENDOTA
  3. n/a

C. Initial Notification and Combination of Requests

  1. Yes
    Local Agency Potential Basin(s)/Subbasin(s)
    San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority 5-022.07 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - DELTA-MENDOTA , 5-022.06 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - MADERA
    Aliso Water District 5-022.07 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - DELTA-MENDOTA , 5-022.06 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - MADERA
    New Stone Water District 5-022.06 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - MADERA , 5-022.05 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - CHOWCHILLA
    Madera County 5-022.06 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - MADERA
    Kings River Conservation District 5-022.09 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - WESTSIDE , 5-022.12 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - TULARE LAKE , 5-022.08 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - KINGS , 5-022.07 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - DELTA-MENDOTA
    San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority 5-022.07 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - DELTA-MENDOTA , 5-022.09 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - WESTSIDE
    San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority 5-022.07 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - DELTA-MENDOTA , 5-022.15 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - TRACY
    5-022.07 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - DELTA-MENDOTA , 5-022.05 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - CHOWCHILLA
  2. No

D. Required Documents for All Modifications

this modification does not qualify as a project under CEQA.

E. General Information

the lateral boundary description was coordinated with the SLDMWA request, and is attached below for the entire Delta-Mendota Sub-basin. Definable bottom as defined by base of fresh water: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ha/489/plate-1.pdf

F. Notice and Consultation

see file
overlying counties, established GSAs, Regional Authorities, local agencies and cities within 5 miles, and public water systems within 5 miles.
Attached is a letter sent to notice affected agencies of our proposed modification. Also, informal consultations garnered to supported demonstrated in question F. 5.
Initial Notification: 12/24/2015 Formal Resolution: 1/26/2016
waiting for notification period to begin before receiving comments. However have received support from the attached.

G. General Existing Groundwater Management

All requests for jurisdictional modification pursuant to Section 342.4 MUST include responses to the following questions.
Aliso WD relies solely on groundwater as its supply. This groundwater is principally recharged by the San Joaquin River. The District is experiencing an overdraft of 2,200 af/yr on an average annual basis. The District is currently split between the Delta-Mendota and the Madera Sub-basins. Managing the District in two different basins, and complying with two different GSPs is unnecessary. Aliso WD more closely aligns with the activities of the Delta-Mendota Sub-basin. Many of the actions mentioned the Groundwater Management Plan to rectify groundwater overdraft, are similar to those methods that would be used by others in their vicinity, given their similar water supply and geology.
The adjacent basins welcome the change to the groundwater basin boundary modifications. They recognize the difficulty Aliso WD would face managing for two different GSPs, as evident by their letters of supports. Since Aliso WD is reliant on groundwater, the Madera Sub-basin will likely see an increased ability to manage its water supplies to reach sustainability. The Delta-Mendota Sub-basin contains agencies that Aliso typically collaborates with. These relationships will allow for Aliso WD as well as the Delta-Mendota Sub-basin to sustainable manage groundwater.
There are many AB3030 groundwater management plans that overlay the area. Aliso WD's GWMP identifies representative hydrographs of the region. While the trend is downward, the GWMP has identified many corrective actions that could be used to rectify the problem if it is determined to be significant and unreasonable during the development and implementation of the GSP. The GWMPs of the SLDMWA and the SJRECWA recognize that overdraft does exist and that it is localized. These plans have also identified methods to correct problem.
The only State program that could be impacted is CASGEM. The monitoring entity for Aliso WD is currently in the Madera Sub-basin. SLDMWA is the monitoring entity of the Delta-Mendota area and can accommodate the Aliso WD if deemed necessary by the State.

H. Local Support

All requests for boundary modification must include the following:
See attached letter sent notifiy affected agencies and requesting support. Also,see draft letter to be sent during notification period.
Only one formal support letter has been received so far.
No opposition yet.

I. Hydrogeologic Conceptual Model

Requests for boundary modification, must include a document or text to a clearly defined hydrogeologic conceptual model demonstrating each of the following:
It is requested that the Hydrogeologic Conceptual Model requirement be waived for this internal boundary modification. This modification does not include new hydrogeologic features that would impact sustainable groundwater management in either the Delta-Mendota or the Madera Sub-basins.

L. Technical Studies for All Jurisdictional Modifications

Requests for a jurisdictional boundary must attach or provide a URL or upload a file for the following:
The Delta Mendota subbasin is in the process of organizing GSAs, and determining how the GSPs will be prepared. Aliso WD will collaborate with the other entities in the basin through coordination agreements to sustainably manage groundwater.
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