Helping Nature Store Our Water

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Annual engineering investigation and report on groundwater conditions.

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Wash Plan

A Habitat Conservation Plan covering local infrastructure, expanded water conservation and mining, and trails in the Santa Ana River Wash.

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Annual Report 2023

A record-breaking water year along with well-maintained infrastructure and key collaborations allowed the District to surpass our previous 100+ year recharge record to capture 27.79 billion gallons. The District also

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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.

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Manuel Colunga, SBVWCD Field Supervisor and winner of CalPERS Spotlight on Excellence Award

Featured Projects

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.

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Groundwater Council

There’s a new wave of collaboration spilling into the shared management of water in the San Bernardino Valley.

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Enhanced Recharge Project: Phase 1

This project marks the start of a larger plan to provide a resilient and reliable water supply.

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Plunge Creek Conservation Project

Plunge Creek Project recharges groundwater and creates a new home for the kangaroo rat and other native species.

By The Numbers

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