Omochumne - Hartnell Water District
Servicing the Community of the Cosumnes River

Directors for OHWD


Kurt Kautz, Chairman


Mark Stetars, Vice Chairman

Paul Hensleigh, Director


Ken Mitchell, Director


Mark Wilson. Director


Michael Wackman, General Manager

Shasta Burns, Secretary



Omochumne-Hartnell Water District was established in 1953 and has historically purchased and managed supplemental water from the Central Valley Project for the benefit of District agricultural users adjacent to the Cosumnes River and Deer Creek. In recent years, however, the number of riparian diverters has decreased. Four flashboard dams that historically supported diversions are now maintained and operated by the District to increase the wetted perimeter of the river to affect greater groundwater recharge. The District is committed to working with the Southeast Sacramento County Agricultural Water Authority to develop an effective management strategy that protects its member’s interests, the resources of the Cosumnes River, and meets the future water needs of the region. OHWD has continued to develop and create new projects that will enhance the water supply for its landowners and the region.  These projects include conjuctive use projects such as groundwater recharge, Cosumnes River flow augmentation to increase fish flows in the river and dam improvement projects.

OHWD regularly scheduled Board of Director meeting are on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Regular Board Meeting scheduled for October 19, 2021 at 10 am


 Notice of meeting of the Omochumne-Hartnell Water District

Notice is hereby given that the Omochumne-Hartnell Water District calls a meeting.  This meeting is open to the public.This meeting will be conducted by teleconference. In Compliance with CA Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 members of the Board of Directors and members of the public will participate in this meeting by teleconference.  The call in information for the Board of Directors and the public is as follows:

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 867 7430 5120
Passcode: 865005
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Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during Public Comment or may email public comments to and comments will be read from each member of the public.  During this period of modified Brown Act Requirements, Omochumne Hartnell Water District will use best efforts to swiftly resolve requests for reasonable modifications or accommodations with individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and resolving any doubt whatsoever in favor of accessibility.  Requests for reasonable modifications under the ADA may be submitted to the same address

Phone: 916-682-5958


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 211

Wilton, CA  95693-0211

Office Address:

8970 Elk Grove Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA  95624