County of Fresno GSA for the Pleasant Valley Sub-basin

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Welcome to the County of Fresno GSA within the Pleasant Valley Sub-basin.  The Pleasant Valley Sub-basin was formed in 2016 as part of its compliance effort to meet California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) legislation enacted in 2014.  The Department of Water Resources reclassified the sub-basin from a low to medium priority designation in November 2018.  The GSA has until November 2023 to submit its Groundwater Management Plan (GSP) and has undertaken a series of steps to develop and meet the GSP submission deadline.

On May 7, 2019, the County of Fresno and the Pleasant Valley Water District (District) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for implementation of the SGMA and the development and implementation of a single GSP for the entire Pleasant Valley Sub-basin.  The Sub-basin boundary encompasses approximately 48,159 acres covered by three GSA's: The County of Fresno, City of Coalinga, and Pleasant Valley Water District.

This web page provides information and resources related to the Pleasant Valley Groundwater Sub-basin. The goal is to keep groundwater users and other interested parties informed and to provide an opportunity to get involved in the development of the Plan, pursuant to State Legislation, with the goal of achieving sustainable groundwater management.

For additional information, please contact the Water and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Public Works and Planning at (559) 600-4292 or visit the Pleasant Valley GSA website: