Tri-Valley Ground Water Management District (c) The 6W Ranch




P.O. Box 936

Benton, CA 93512


Established 1987


The Tri-Valley Groundwater Management District meets regularly to discuss and make

determinations of possible actions, regarding groundwater issues in the communities of:

Benton, Hammil Valley, Chalfant, and pursuant to the

Groundwater Sustainability Act of 2014.


Tri-Valley Ground Water Management District


Next TVGMD Regular Meeting:

(4th Wednesday of Each Month.)


Next "Special" Meeting



(To Continue the 03-24-21 Meeting that was Interrupted)


April 7, 2021 at 06:30 p.m.

Tele/Video Conference Only - No Physical Location


Due to the March 24th, 2021 meeting being hacked into within 30 minutes of the start and with vulgar language,

the above meeting will take place via video or telephone login to resume where the meeting had to be terminated.

The next regular meeting will take place as scheduled.


We apologize for the inconvenience.


Click below on: "Board Members, Meeting Information and Contacts"

for additional meeting information and agenda.


Tri-Valley Ground Water Management District


Board Members, Meeting Information, and Contacts



Water News, Resources, Fire (PSPS Info), Weather,

and CA Road Condition Links


New Article (click above link):

Commentary: Dry year intensifies focus on California groundwater

Issue date: March 17,2021

Commentary By: Danny Merkley

California Farm Bureau Federation



Owens Valley Groundwater Authority Information


Tri-Valley Ground Water Management District


"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."
~ Benjamin Franklin


"Water is the driving force of all nature."

~Leonardo da Vinci


"You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it."

~W.C. Fields


"Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over."

~Mark Twain


"We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."

~Jacques Yves Cousteau


"You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead."

~Stan Laurel





White Mountain Peak (above power pole) @ 14, 226ft.




Weather Info Registered @ The 6W Ranch

(The 6W Ranch Weather Station, for fun and reference.)


Measurable Precipitation by Month in the 2020/2021 Season


September 22nd-30th/2020: 0.0" October/2020: 0.0" November/2020: Snow-NMA


December/2020: Snow-NMA January /2021: Snow 11-12" February/2021: 0.42"


March/2021: Rain/Snow-NMA April/2021: 0.0" May/2021: 0.0" June/2021: 0.0" July/2021: 0.0"


August/2021: 0.0" September-22nd/2021 (end of season): 0.0"


September 23rd, 2021: First Day of Fall & Start of the New Rainfall Season


*NMA=Rain and/or Snow but, No Measurable Amount...

Less than 1/100th of an inch of water and/or water content.


2020/2021 Season to Date Precipitation: 0.42"

Snow: 11-12" (unknown water content)


Historical Precipitation Data:


Measurable Precipitation for the 2019/2020 Season

(First Day of Fall, 09-23-19 to Last Day of Summer, 09-21-20)



Measurable Precipitation for the 2018/2019 Season

(First Day of Fall, 09-23-18 to Last Day of Summer, 09-24-19)



Measurable Precipitation for the 2017/2018 Season

(First Day of Fall, 09-22-17 to Last Day of Summer, 09-22-18)



Measurable Precipitation for the 2016/2017 Season

(First Day of Fall, 2016 to Last Day of Summer, 2017)




Max Wind Gusts 2020/2021 Season


September 22-30 '20


09-23-20 @ 0520hrs

18.2mph NNE

October 2020



34.9mph NW

November 2020



30.9mph E

December 2020



31.2mph NW

January 2021



42.3mph NNE

February 2021



35.6mph N


March 2021



33.1mph NNW



April 2021





May 2021





June 2021




July 2021




August 2021






Sept. 01-22 2021




Sept. 23-30 2021

First Day of Fall

& Start of the

New Season




Average max gusts to date for the 2020/2021 Season:





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