For Release July 29, 2003
LOCAL WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
RECEIVES GRANT OF
The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (District) submitted
a project to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that
entailed installation of two (2) 400 ft. deep dedicated monitoring wells
in the Santa Ana River/Mill Creek Forebay (Forebay) area of the San Bernardino
Valley. Earlier this month it was announced by the DWR that a $230,000
grant had been awarded to the District for this project.
has successfully recharged water in this area for decades and has the
capability and interest in improving and expanding its recharge operation.
This project will support the understanding of the local hydrogeology
and improved monitoring data needed for enhanced recharge in the Forebay
Water level data will be collected at the time of well installation
and on a continuing basis as part of the groundwater monitoring program
conducted by the District. These data will fill important gaps in the
current monitoring network and will assist in understanding the effects
of recharge. Incorporation of the new data will provide better definition
of groundwater flow patterns and provide valuable data points for monitoring
future recharge events.
This project will foster better management of
the District’s limited water resources to the benefit of all stakeholders
in the basin.