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Project: Increasing Water Use Efficiency in Northern California Wine Country – Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties

Description: This project provides growers with technical assistance and installation of soil moisture monitoring systems in Napa County and Sonoma Valley, and technical assistance and installation of water metering and measuring devices on agricultural water diversions in Sonoma, Mendocino and Napa Counties. This project includes partial subsidies for equipment, not to exceed 50 percent for soil moisture monitoring equipment and an estimated average of 26 percent for water metering and measuring equipment. Outreach will also be targeted to include Disadvantaged Community or Economically Distressed Area growers, who will receive priority in program participation. A grower workbook developed by CLSI, along with workshops and grower meetings, will be used to provide growers with background information on site selection, correct installation methods, irrigation record keeping, and downloading and interpreting data.

Reference Number: 3860-P01-105

Implemented By: California Land Stewardship Institute


Type: Water Management, Technical Assistance

Total Cost: $600,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 5/8/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution1/24/2017$300,000.00
Prop. 1, Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency Plans, Projects, and Programs1/24/2017$300,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Best Mgt. Practices  
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Conservation  
Technical AssistanceTraining and Outreach  

Water Action Plan Target

Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description


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