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Project: Eel River Valley Groundwater Basin Assessment and Planning Project

Description: The project will assess the overall state of the basin by preparing a preliminary water balance and estimating sustainable yield. The project will characterize the water inputs and outputs to the basin and address questions regarding storage, hydraulic movement, spatial and seasonal variability, connectivity between water-bearing units, river-aquifer interaction, the freshwater-saltwater boundary, and trends in water levels. The results of the technical studies will support the determination whether a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) must be prepared in accordance with Water Code Section 10727 et seq, or whether there is sufficient evidence to support preparation of an Alternative Submittal in accordance with Water Code Section 10733.6.

Reference Number: 3860-P01-056

Implemented By: County of Humboldt

Objective: Sustainable Groundwater Planning

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $269,750.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2017    Actual Completion: 4/30/2018

Associated Counties: Humboldt

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Other State Funds7/13/2016$20,418.00
Prop. 1, Groundwater Plans and Projects2/12/2016$249,332.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementOther  

Water Action Plan Target

Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description


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