SERVING THE COMMUNITY OF THE COSUMNES RIVER
Several landowners requested Omochumne Hartnell Water District examine the possibility of annexation of land west of Highway 99, south of the City of Elk Grove’s Sphere of influence to the Cosumnes River and over to Interstate 5, to better represent the agricultural interest in the area. The area is currently represented by the Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority (SCGA) and Sacramento County who are Groundwater Sustainability Agencies. Click here for more information
Omochumne-Hartnell Water District (OHWD) 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, OHWD became a Groundwater Sustainability Agency within the boundaries of the District and worked cooperatively with SCGA and the County to develop the Groundwater Sustainability Plan in both subbasins adjacent to the Cosumnes River. OHWD has implemented several groundwater recharge projects along the Cosumnes and continues to operate 4 flashboard dams in the Cosumnes to promote groundwater recharge.
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 conjunctive use projects such as groundwater recharge, Cosumnes River flow augmentation to increase fish flows in the river and dam improvement projects.
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
Mailing address: P.O. Box 211 Wilton, CA 95693-0211 Office Address: 8970 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95624
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