Landowners and growers in the Kaweah Subbasin can now create an account on the Kaweah Water Dashboard, a new tool developed by the East, Greater, and Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) to empower their growers to strategically respond to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
A web-based tool, the Water Dashboard estimates landowners’ total water use and groundwater allocations under new policies the Kaweah Subbasin GSAs are rolling out to ensure progress toward a sustainable groundwater supply amid a multi-year drought. Through water use visualization tools, the Water Dashboard gives landowners the ability to understand how these groundwater allocations will impact them.
It takes less than 10 minutes to set up an account and start viewing total water use, but landowners have the option to spend a little more time building a farm map to explore water usage data at the field level and by crop type. Landowners can visit www.gsawd.com to get started today.
Over 250 landowners in the Kaweah Subbasin engaged in Water Dashboard development and over 100 landowners began testing the tool in June during an early access phase, providing critical feedback along the way to develop a tool that delivers value to its users.
Upcoming registration events for account set-up assistance
The Kaweah Subbasin GSAs are hosting Registration Events for landowners who would like in-person assistance setting up their Water Dashboard account. The events will be held at College of Sequoias, Tulare Center, Building B, 4999 E Bardsley Ave., Tulare, CA 93274. The events will take place Thursday, July 21st from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, and Thursday, August 4th from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
These are drop-in events. Landowners can come anytime during the event time windows and should expect to stay roughly 30 minutes. Computers are available for use. Further details and RSVP: http://gsawd.com/events/.