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Project: San Lorenzo Watershed Conjunctive Use Plan

Description: A planning grant to the County of Santa Cruz for a cooperative project with the San Lorenzo Valley Water District to develop an enhancement plan to improve water resource efficiency (Plan). The Plan will provide guidance for diverting excess winter surface flow in the San Lorenzo River Watershed to meet water supply needs, resting groundwater wells, and also providing active groundwater recharge. The Plan will be based on system modeling, operational procedures, and environmental analysis necessary to select the optimal management alternatives. If the modelling shows that the current wells, water diversions, and/or treatment facilities are not sufficient to meet conjunctive use needs, new infrastructure requirements will be identified as well. The final product will be the Plan with accompanying CEQA review and water rights filings, as well asa list of recommended infrastructure upgrades.

Reference Number: 36402017025

Implemented By: County of Santa Cruz

Objective: To enhance stream flow

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $615,151.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Santa Cruz

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution3/9/2017$284,700.00
Prop. 1, Stream Flow Enhancement3/9/2017$330,451.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Ecosystem Restoration  
Research/Planning (including Science)Modeling  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description


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