San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District on track to break 100-year record for recharge at 21.15 billion gallons and counting
Recent improvements to recharge facilities captured record levels of winter rain and snowmelt, filling the Bunker Hill basin with enough water to serve 190,000 households for one year.
The Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority Board of Directors Executive Committee has elected San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District President Melody Henriques-McDonald to serve out the
Conservation of the native, threatened and endangered species of the Santa Ana River and Upper Santa Ana River Wash was an important theme in the 2023 Santa Ana River Science and
This month marked the kickoff of a new five-year strategic plan to be developed this year with feedback from staff, Board members, community partners and members of the public. The
A series of powerful, moisture-laden atmospheric river storms kicked off the new year by dropping significant amounts of rain and snow in the region, making the first weeks of January
District facilities held up well against the recent rains, thanks in part to ongoing maintenance including the cleaning of dry basins in Mill Creek in early January. Excess sand from
Helping Nature Store Our Water
For more than a century, we have cultivated our relationship to the community, to one another, and to the land itself. We are stewards of the San Bernardino Valley water basin and the native species of the wash above it.
Water that would otherwise flow to the ocean is diverted and recharged by us for use in the long hot summers and during droughts. We also help manage the Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin with the Cities, Districts, and Agencies in the upper-watershed: in partnership we store and bring ample high-quality water for all uses.
We take a fiscally prudent, pragmatic approach towards fulfilling our mission so that the water supply and the environment it depends upon will be forever protected and available for the community’s use.
The wash is a complex system with sometimes competing needs. And with water demands increasing every day, successful projects require an ethos of collaboration, perseverance, and practical problem solving.