DWR Workshop Presentations (5-17-22)

You can download the presentations by Stantec and the California Department of Water Resources from the May 17, 2022 workshop on facilitation support services below: Stantec Presentation Presentation by DWR

“From Record Snow to Extended Drought: Impact on Groundwater”

By Don Zdeba The week of March 6-12 was National Groundwater Awareness Week, an annual observance established in 1999 to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. Over 44% of our nation’s population depends on groundwater as a primary water source. In California, on average, groundwater provides nearly 40% of the water used… Continue Reading “From Record Snow to Extended Drought: Impact on Groundwater”

“Searching for Solutions”

By Don Zdeba Accomplishing the objectives of the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) presents significant and sometimes unique challenges. According to the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) Bulletin 118, the Indian Well Valley Basin is one of twenty-one basins characterized as being a “high priority basin in critical overdraft.” Indian Wells Valley presents… Continue Reading “Searching for Solutions”

PRESS RELEASE – June 16, 2021

DISTRICT INITIATES LAWSUIT TO DETERMINE WATER RIGHTS   The Indian Wells Valley Water District (“District”) is initiating a water rights lawsuit to resolve the long-standing conditions in the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Basin (“Basin”) where water use has exceeded groundwater supply for years. This lawsuit is referred to as a “comprehensive adjudication” and should determine… Continue Reading PRESS RELEASE – June 16, 2021

“Achieving Water Sustainability Comes at a Cost”

By Don Zdeba By now you will have received the initial bill from the Water District (“District”) that includes a line entitled “GA Fees”. Due to limited spacing available on our bill, the total listed includes the Groundwater Extraction, or “Pumping”, Fee, and the Replenishment Fee. The Groundwater Extraction Fee, adopted by the Indian Wells… Continue Reading “Achieving Water Sustainability Comes at a Cost”