About the OPV Coalition

The OPV Coalition is an association of landowners that own land overlying the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley groundwater basins. It was formed to represent its members’ interests relating to groundwater rights and management within the basins. On June 15, 2021, the OPV Coalition initiated a comprehensive groundwater adjudication for the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley Basins. An adjudication is a type of lawsuit in which the court determines groundwater rights and oversees groundwater management (see FAQ for details). The adjudication will need to facilitate compliance with the Sustainability Groundwater Management Act (“SGMA”), and accordingly, the final judgment in the adjudication may require cutbacks in water use and coordinated efforts to replenish groundwater supplies. The OPV Coalition members brought the adjudication to advance sustainable management for the basins while ensuring that the management is equitable, consistent with its members water rights, and undertaken with meaningful input from stakeholders.