The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District captured and recharged some 4.2 billion gallons of recent March rains into the region’s natural groundwater aquifers, which store significant amounts of water for use in times of severe drought. That increase in precipitation, following a dry January and February, helped lessen concerns about drought. impacts for the region in 2020. Read More
Area water agencies are required to provide the state Department of Water Resources with a collaborative Urban Water Management Plan every five years. The plan, the latest of which will be submitted to DWR this year, includes best estimates on future water demands. Read More
San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District Board of Directors meetings will be held virtually during the COVID-19 crisis, in accordance with Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-25-20 and N-29-20. The next virtual meeting of the Board will occur at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8. Anyone wishing to attend the meeting can join via Zoom: Call in 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 814 663 647, or visit https://zoom.us/j/814663647. Click here to view the meeting agenda.
Work will begin soon on the Plunge Creek Conservation Project and its accompanying Habitat Enhancement plan. With all local and federal permits secured, a contract has been awarded for initial construction work to begin upon completion of the Safe Harbor Agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The plan will remove and relocate sediment for enhanced water recharge capabilities, improve a wildlife corridor along Plunge Creek, and perform other habitat improvements such as reducing invasive plant species and creating a safe crossing for the San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat. The comprehensive Wash Plan HCP completion is planned for summer. Read More