In June 2022, the Tehama County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 9-2022 setting the annual fee of $0.29 per acre to fund the creation, implementation, and administration of a county-wide well registration program. The $0.29 per acre fee is solely for well registration and the necessary data management. Data collected through the well registration program will be used to support the development of a well size/use type based funding method to provide long-term funding for the Groundwater Sustainability Agency. The fee is in place for three years but for those that register their wells prior to April 10 there will be an exemption from future registration fees for the remaining years.
To qualify for exemption there are five minimum requirements:
The information collected by filling out the survey is confidential and private, will be used only for the purposes of sustainable groundwater management, will improve information on groundwater in our region, and will not be disclosed unless required by law.
Please complete all four sections. For most people, this survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete. All required information is noted with an asterisk. Please complete as much of the form as you can, to the best of your knowledge.
(Continued from 2-A1) The parcel does use groundwater from an onsite well:
2-B1. How many active wells are on the parcel?
2-B2. Is/are the well(s) metered?
A meter measures the amount of groundwater pumped.
2-B3. How many inactive or inoperable wells are on the parcel?
Wells that are not currently used to pump groundwater.
Well #1 Information
2-B4. What is the depth (in feet) of the well(s) on the parcel?
2-B5. What is the diameter (in inches) of the well casing?
How to Measure Your Well Casing Diameter: Place the end of your measuring tape on one side of the pipe and measure to the opposite side so that the tape evenly bisects the pipe.
2-B6. Where on the parcel is the well located?
Please describe the location OR attach a site map or aerial photo of the parcel with active well locations marked.
Is your well metered?
Is your well active?
Do you have another well to add?
2-B7. Would you be willing to have your well(s) monitored (depth to water in well) to better understand aquifer levels in your area?
Monitoring provides important data that serves as a key input into decision-making processes. Groundwater monitoring could:
Track changes in groundwater levels
Identify existing or potential changes in flow due to groundwater withdrawal
Assess the effects of drought, surface water flow, and rainfall on groundwater levels
2-B8. Does the parcel use groundwater from a shared well on a nearby parcel?
2-C1. Does the parcel use surface water from a reservoir, stream, or other surface water diversion?
Water on or collected from the surface of the ground, in contrast to water from underground. Surface water may be in or from lakes, streams, etc.
2-D1. Does the parcel use recycled water?
Section 3 – Water Use
Measured or estimated groundwater use may be used to assess a Future Groundwater Sustainability Fee. The data collected through this survey will not automatically be used to estimate groundwater use for fee assessment purposes.
Residential / Household Water Use
3-A1. Are there residential dwellings on the parcel?
Landscape Irrigation Water Use
3-B1. Is water used for landscape irrigation?
Agricultural Irrigation Water Use
3-C1. Is water used for agricultural irrigation?
Crop Area Information
3-C8. Please provide the number of acres and crop type below (this includes irrigated pasture):
Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, or other Non-Residential Use
3-D1. Is water used for commercial, industrial, or other non-residential use?
Section 4 – Additional Comments/Information
4-A1. Do you have any concerns about groundwater or your well?
4-A2. Please enter any additional comments or information regarding your groundwater use that you would like to provide
4-A3. Please attach any supporting information you consider relevant.