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.
County of Santa Cruz
To enhance stream flow
Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):