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Project: Proposition 1 Round 1 Mariposa County RCD IRWM Grant

Description: Mariposa County RCD: Mountain Counties FA

Reference Number: 3860-P01-367

Implemented By: Mariposa County RCD

Objective: The objectives of this project are to 1) expand water storage capacity, 2) increase regional self-reliance, and 3) prepare for dry periods by constructing a 165,000-gallon water storage tank at the Bootjack Fire Station in Mariposa County to increase current water storage for firefighting purposes by more than five times. The bolted steel, coated tank would be supplied by upgrading the existing well pump and casing to provide 35 gpm and installing a fire hydrant for filling water tenders, booster pump and backup power generation to ensure operation during wildfires and power outages. This additional storage would reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled out of County to refill water tenders, and shorten the time firefighters were without water supply while they wait for filled tenders to return to the fire lines, thus protecting the watershed and residents from the impacts of catastrophic wildfire driven by climate change and drought. Mountain Counties FA: Mariposa County Resource Conservation District: Bootjack Fire Station Water Storage Project

Type: Infrastructure Improvement, Water Management

Total Cost: $953,303.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 9/30/2023    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Mariposa

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution7/31/2020$244,875.00
Prop. 1, Integrated Regional Water Management7/31/2020$708,428.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Infrastructure ImprovementOther  
Water ManagementWater Storage -- Surface  

Water Action Plan Target

Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description
Increase Operational and Regulatory EfficiencyAction Description


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