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Project: Monterey County WRCA Lower Salinas Valley - Construction Project

Description: This project is for the purpose of destroying a minimum of 100 abandoned and dormant wells to prevent conduits that are allowing vertical migration of seawater- and nitrate-contaminated groundwater to drinking water supply wells in the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin.

Reference Number: 3940P01D1912532

Implemented By: Monterey County WRCA

Objective: Destroy wells that may be serving as a conduit for migration of seawater and nitrate-contaminated groundwater to drinking water supply wells.

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $9,125,524.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 2/28/2023    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Monterey

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Other State Funds6/24/2020$4,197,795.00
Prop. 1, Groundwater Sustainability6/24/2020$4,927,729.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementGroundwater Remediation  

Water Action Plan Target

Provide Safe Water for All CommunitiesAction Description


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