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A Quick Update about Water Conservation Efforts and Activities

October 2018 Issue

A Western Fence Lizard soaks in the heat as cooler temperatures begin heralding the start of a new season at the Wash.
 

Water Year Brings Ample Recharge Totals Despite Low Rainfall

It was a relatively dry year, but that didn't stop us from experiencing a good year of recharge for the region.

In this most recent " Water Year,” running from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District captured a significant amount of water in the Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin. This was due in large part to the collaborative spirit of the Groundwater Council, a group of cities and districts that recently teamed up to ensure that there is enough water for everyone in the foreseeable future.

Santa Ana recharge totals for the Water Year ending September 30 total approximately 15,076 AF (less than half of the previous year’s record-breaking recharge). Of this, 2,618 AF was recharged in Santa Ana and 1,982 AF in Mill Creek. State Project Water recharge totaled 10,476 AF. All told, the 4.9 billion gallons of recharged water could serve approximately 10,358 people in communities surrounding the wash.

Mill Creek Cleaning, Repairs Prepare the Wash for Winter Rains

The District has been busy cleaning and repairing Mill Creek as most summer storms have subsided. Santa Ana River maintenance is progressing, with all basins functioning properly in anticipation of the rainy season ahead. The work is expected to be completed in the next few weeks.
 

IN THE NEWS:

Industry Leaders Develop New Tool for Groundwater Management

Groundwater managers have a new tool to help them understand California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA): the Groundwater Exchange, a free, collaborative online platform that offers tools and resources to support successful implementation of SGMA..
(Read More)
 

Acre-Foot Measurement Given a Refresh as Water Use Declines
(Read More)
 

Wash Wildlife

The Wash is full of life, even in the fall. Field Operations Supervisor Manuel Colunga spotted this paw print of a mountain lion during his morning patrol of the land that captures and protects our water supply. The lion has been roaming the area for the past few weeks.
 

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