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A Quick Update about Water Conservation Efforts and Activities

April 2018

Tribal Members Harvest and Celebrate the Yucca of the Wash

The yucca has a strong cultural meaning to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Its delicate spring blossoms are harvested for food. Yucca fronds can be processed into rope or be woven into sandals and clothing. The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians cooperatively steward the cultural native flora through a mutual agreement. This agreement highlights the alliance of the tribe and the district in preserving the natural environment and traditional uses associated with the wash.
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Winter's Last Flow Released

The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District captures rain and snow melt to help it percolate slowly into the groundwater basin for the benefit of the community. This month, it released the final recharge of winter from Seven Oaks Dam. With both valves open, the flow reached a peak of 85 cubic feet per second and ran for several days. 
The final flow of water from Seven Oaks Dam was released this month for recharge into the Bunker Hill basin.

District Puts Nature in the Spotlight at Highland Trails Day Event

San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District hosted a three-mile stretch of trail as part of the annual Highland Trails Day event held this month. The trail led past the Foothill Pumping Station, Cone Camp Road and returned east on the north edge of the percolation basins which feed water into the Bunker Hill Basin.

IN THE NEWS:

Who Will Pay for $11B Delta Tunnel Project?

When the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted to finance the lion's share of the delta tunnels project, some on the board called it a bold stroke of leadership. The delegations from Los Angeles and San Diego, however, called the move alarming, financially risky and irresponsible.
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JPL Says Drought is Killing California Oaks

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Plunge Creek  

SBVWCD AT WORK

The District has been working to identify and connect historic channels to Plunge Creek to recharge the aquifer within the wash. In addition to helping us store water, it creates additional habitat for native and endangered species.

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