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

Directors for OHWD


Kurt Kautz, Chairman


Leland Schneider, Vice Chairman

Mark Stretars, 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.

Next Regular Board Meeting scheduled for March 17, 2020 at 10 am


OHWD Applications to Appropriate Water for Groundwater Recharge

From information on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and OHWD's involvement in the South American Sub-basin and the Cosumnes Sub-basin please see links on the menu on left hand side of the page.

Phone: 916-682-5958


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 211

Wilton, CA  95693-0211

Office Address:

8970 Elk Grove Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA  95624