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Project: Indian Wells Valley (IWV) Brackish Groundwater Feasibility Study

Description: The Indian Wells Valley (IWV) Brackish Groundwater Feasibility Study (Study) components include: gathering basin resource information and requirements data for two potential RO concentrate receiving facilities, identifying data gaps in the basin conceptual hydrologic model, preparing work plans for collecting supplemental data, collecting additional data using airborne geophysics and downhole geophysics, installing additional groundwater monitoring wells and a brackish groundwater extraction pilot well, and preparing salinity mapping and profiling to be used in conjunction with computer modeling to evaluate brackish groundwater pumping scenarios. The Study will examine the feasibility of extracting brackish groundwater, options for treating the brackish groundwater, and options for delivery of all water types to the various connection points. The Feasibility Study report will include information on the study area, as well as water supply, source water, and RO concentrate characteristics and facilities. A project alternative analysis will be performed leading to a recommended plan for implementation including details on a construction financing plan and revenue program.

Reference Number: 3860-P01-330

Implemented By: Indian Wells Valley Water District

Objective: The objective of the project is to identify and quantify brackish groundwater resources and evaluate the feasibility of development as an alternate water supply source within IWV. Brackish groundwater represents a significant potential alternative source of water for IWV. The project will improve water supply reliability, public health, and reduce adverse environmental impacts.

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $1,305,760.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Kern

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution5/23/2019$363,105.00
Local Contribution5/23/2019$218,055.00
Private Contribution5/23/2019$24,600.00
Prop. 1, Water Recycling5/17/2019$700,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementDesalination  

Water Action Plan Target

Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description


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