Kaweah Water Dashboard
The Water Dashboard is a tool that empowers Kaweah Subbasin landowners to strategically respond to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The Dashboard delivers key water use insights at the farm level while tracking owner-specific water information associated with SGMA compliance.
Kaweah Water Dashboard Benefits (Phase 1)
Water Use Insights
Landowners who create an account can view current and historical evapotranspiration (ET) data. ET is used by the Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) to measure consumed water. Landowners and growers can compare their measured ET data relative to new groundwater allocations and pumping caps implemented in the Kaweah Subbasin.
Accurate Evapotranspiration Measurements
Land IQ data used to measure consumed water is highly accurate. The data is collected using remote sensing images paired with robust ground station data and direct image analysis. Remote sensing data is ground-truthed using localized field stations, rain gauges, and soil moisture sensors, measuring within 5-7% of actual use.
Flexible Account Set-Up
A dedicated landowner engagement process was ongoing during the development of the Kaweah Water Dashboard to ensure its features best suit the needs of local landowners. The Dashboard is being developed with the diversity of farm company structures in mind, providing flexibility with account set-up and information sharing between user groups.
A water management tool for the future
Kaweah Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) have a long-term plan for the Water Dashboard that addresses the needs of their landowners and growers. Development of the Water Dashboard is being done in phases. The first phase, launched in July 2022, delivers key water use insights at the farm level through historical evapotranspiration (ET) data, updated monthly on growers’ accounts.
View historical evapotranspiration (ET) at the field level.
- Understand ET data in the context of your farm operations and groundwater pumping
- GSAs track ET data in relation to new groundwater allocation and pumping cap policies
Landowner water bank account.
- Actively and efficiently manage groundwater and surface water supplies within the context of SGMA
- GSA managers access full accounting of water in the subbasin and groundwater billing
Water management tools.
- Landowners maximize profitability and optimize long-term asset planning
- Management tools, including potential water marketing
- Maximum flexibility for landowners under SGMA