Pleasant Valley Water District - 5-022.09 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - WESTSIDE, 5-022.10 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - PLEASANT VALLEY

Pleasant Valley Water District - 5-022.09 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - WESTSIDE, 5-022.10 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - PLEASANT VALLEY

A. Applicant Information

Requesting Agency Information
Agency Name: Pleasant Valley Water District
Address: 2505 Alluvial Ave
City: Clovis Zip: 93611-____
Work Phone: (559) 326-1100 Cell Phone: (559) 326-1100
Email: behlers@ppeng.com Fax: (559) 326-1090
Revision Request Manager Information
Person Name: Brian Ehlers
Address: 286 W. Cromwell Avenue
City: Fresno Zip: 93711
Work Phone: (559) 449-2700 Cell Phone:
Email: behlers@ppeng.com Fax:
 

B. Description of Proposed Boundary Modification

  1. Subdivide Pleasant Valley Basin (5-22.10) at the Fresno County Line, and modify easterly boundary
    • Jurisdiction Subdivision
    • Scientific External
    • Scientific Internal
  2. Subdivide Pleasant Valley Basin (5-22.10) at the Fresno County line, and modify easterly boundary along Westside Basin based on scientific evidence. Pleasant Valley Water District proposes to modify the Pleasant Valley subbasin boundary by changing the south boundary of the Pleasant Valley Sub-basin to the Fresno-Kings County Line this would make the sub basin coincide more with where Pleasant Valley is actually located making the sub basins more manageable and applicable to each area. In addition the boundary of the basin is proposed to be moved to the east in the area north of Coalinga and to the east along the west edge of the valley just north of the county line.
    • 5-022.09 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - WESTSIDE
    • 5-022.10 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - PLEASANT VALLEY
  3. New North Subbasin: Pleasant Valley Subbasin New South Subbasin: Kettleman Plain Subbasin

C. Initial Notification and Combination of Requests

  1. Yes
    Local Agency Potential Basin(s)/Subbasin(s)
    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
    Westlands Water District 5-022.09 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - WESTSIDE
    Pleasant Valley Water District 5-022.10 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - PLEASANT VALLEY , 5-022.09 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - WESTSIDE
    Kings River Conservation District 5-022.12 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - TULARE LAKE , 5-022.10 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - PLEASANT VALLEY , 5-022.14 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - KERN COUNTY
    Devils Den Water District 5-022.14 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - KERN COUNTY , 5-022.10 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - PLEASANT VALLEY
  2. No

D. Required Documents for All Modifications

N/A- Not a project under CEQA

E. General Information

See section "Base of Useable Aquifer" page 9 of attached report.

F. Notice and Consultation

Pleasant Valley Water District, Westlands Water District, City of Coalinga, Fresno County, Kings County, City of Avenal, Kettleman City CSD, Devil's Den WD, Dudley Ridge WD, Green Valley WD, and Lost Hills WD
Used a GIS map with the basins and water agencies to determine all entities that border/overlay Pleasant Valley Subbasin
Letters with a map attached were sent out to affected Agencies informing them about the proposed basin boundary modification. Follow up phone calls were made as well. A few questions were asked and information was gathered and sent to all the Agencies. Copies of the correspondence and letters are attached. A meeting with Kings County and Green Valley Water district was held, March 17, 2016.
A public hearing was held on December 15, 2015 at PVWD. Included is proof of meeting agenda and minutes. A public hearing was held on January 26, 2016 at PVWD. Included is proof of meeting agenda and minutes. A public hearing was noticed and held on February 23, 2016 at PVWD. Included is the proof of notice, meeting agenda, and draft meeting minutes.
The questions asked were answered and compiled into the attached document that will be sent to the affected agencies.

G. General Existing Groundwater Management

All requests for jurisdictional modification pursuant to Section 342.4 MUST include responses to the following questions.
Sustainable ground water management can be achieved in the basin through a continuation of Pleasant Valley Water District's efforts in evaluating and taking measurements to better understand the groundwater basin. With the jurisdictional subdivision the groundwater can be monitored and evaluated north and south of the Fresno-Kings county line and the District will now be able to proactively implement programs to reach a sustainable groundwater management program for the northern part of the sub-basin.
The adjacent ground water basins will not be adversely affected. According to KSA's 2016 report, groundwater flows through the Palvadero Gap to east, the proposed southern sub-basin might be in balance and in a sustainable nature which would not adversely affect the adjacent groundwater basins. The area would also all be in Kings County and would limit the number of agencies involved to one local agency.
See the attached hydrographs for the historical groundwater levels.
The proposed boundary modification would expand the CASGEM program. Pleasant Valley Water District has a groundwater management plan. They would also add more wells to the CASGEM system to monitor the groundwater and develop more information.

H. Local Support

All requests for boundary modification must include the following:
Letters with a map attached were sent out to affected Agencies informing them about the proposed basin boundary modification. Follow up phone calls were made as well. A few questions were asked and information was gathered and answers to the questions will be sent to all the Agencies.
The attached document lists the questions, who asked the question, and the response.
There has not been any opposition to the proposal from the Agencies within the Pleasant Valley Sub-Basin. During Pleasant Valley Water District's outreach, Westlands Water District (WWD)a water district adjacent to the Pleasant Valley Sub-basin responded with a letter dated February 25, 2016, stating the Pleasant Valley Water District's request does not reflect Westlands basin boundary modification. Pleasant Valley has since responded with a letter of support to WWD jurisdictional boundary modification which coincides with their request. WWD also stated that PVWD has not clarified which agency would be responsible for managing these areas removed from Pleasant Valley Sub-basin and cannot support the proposed basin modification. PVWD has contacted the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and has asked if the neighboring agencies would have to absorb proposed southern part of the basin. DWR's response was DWR would not make any bordering agencies expand their basin to include the Pleasant Valley Sub-Basin. It is PVWD understanding that if a GSA is eventually needed to manage the southern part of the sub-basin, the agencies within the proposed southern part of sub-basin are qualified to manage it according to Bulletin 118. WWD stated they would support Pleasant Valleys Sub-Basin's request if the request to sub-divide was at the southernmost boundary of the Westside sub-basin. The location of the sub-division was made due to the scientific data and the most logical location in that area, our proposal will remain at the current location due to scientific information. No scientific data opposing the Pleasant Valley Water District's request was included in the letter from WWD dated February 25, 2016. Further information was provided to Westlands Water District to clarify which agency would be responsible for the proposed southern part of the sub-basin. Green Valley has identified themselves to serve as a coordinating agency for the southern portion of the Pleasant Valley Sub-basin, see attached body of email from Matt Hurley to Calvin Monreal, a response from Westlands water District is pending.
Agencies are waiting for additional information to assist them in making a decision. PVWD will be sending out a letter answering the questions that arose to all affected agencies. The attached document lists the questions, who asked the question, and the response. Attached are the letters or equivalent documentation in support of the proposed Pleasant Valley Sub-basin Modification, included are Kings County, Green Valley and Dudley Ridge Water District and a letter from the City of Coalinga and City of Avenal stating they are not opposed. It is our understanding the City of Coalinga will present an action item to support the modification to the City Council on April 7, 2016. Devils Den Water District has not made a determination on the request at this time, but will respond in the next week or so. Fresno County, and Kettleman City have not responded, but correspondence will continue.

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:
See section "Conceptual Model of Groundwater Flow in Pleasant Valley Sub-basin" page 22 of the attached report.

J. Technical Studies for External Scientific Modifications

Requests for a scientific modification must include a document containing information that demonstrates the extent of the aquifer. Provide the following:
A meeting was scheduled with DWR on March 30, 2016 to discuss the application submitted. A question was asked as to how the boundary was established along the external scientific boundary? Response: the boundary was drawn at the extents of the alluvium in line with the parcel lines, further discussion will continue to revise the boundary. See attached map
See section "Subsurface Geologic Conditions" page 5 of the attached report.

K. Technical Studies for Internal Scientific Modifications

Requests for an internal scientific modification involving a hydrogeologic barrier must include a document or text that demonstrates the presence or absence of subsurface restrictions on lateral groundwater flow. Provide the following:
See attached map.
See attached Groundwater Report.

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:
Pleasant Valley Water District will continue to correspond with the agencies that are within the sub-basin boundary of activities and information regarding SGMA.

M. Technical Studies for Jurisdictional Subdivision Modifications

Requests for jurisdictional subdivisions must include a document that describes the historical and current groundwater conditions and coordination within the existing basin or subbasin related to the following, where applicable:
See the attached report.
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