Monterey County WRA: Central Coast FA
Monterey County WRA
The five projects in this proposal work together to improve regional water self-reliance and adapt the region's water infrastructure to the effects of climate change. Together these five projects will result in the multi-benefits of improved water supply, improved water quality, reduced flood risk, stronger environmental protection, better storm water management, increased operational efficiency, and improved climate resiliency. Importantly, the proposal also addresses an urgent water supply need for a severely disadvantaged community with over 7,250 residents (Castroville). Finally, the proposal has broad geographic impact, stretching along the entire length of the Salinas River within Monterey County, across agricultural fields throughout the Salinas Valley, impacting the region's groundwater supplies, while serving the drinking water needs of a small disadvantaged community along the northern coast, the irrigation needs of coastal growers, environmental water needs, and potentially contributing to drought reserve supplies for residents in our neighboring IRWM region, the Monterey Peninsula.
Central Coast FA: Castroville Community Services District: Emergency Deep Aquifer Supply and Storage Tank Project, Monterey One Water: Salinas Storm Water Management: Increasing Capture, Improving Treatment, Reducing Energy Use, Resource Conservation District of Monterey County: Monterey County Farm Nutrient Management and Water Quality Assistance Program, Salinas River Management Unit Association: Salinas River Flood and Habitat Improvement Program, Monterey County Water Resources Agency: Grant Administration (Greater Monterey County), and Re-operation of Reservoirs: Decision Support Tool to Increase Water Supply Reliability in Salinas Valley.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):