Salt & Nutrient Management Plan

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency (PV Water) is in the process of developing a Salt and Nutrient Management Plan (SNMP), as required by the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) Recycled Water Policy.  The SNMP will contribute to the implementation of two key water management strategies in the Pajaro River Watershed Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan Update scope of work, including groundwater management and water recycling.

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted a Recycled Water Policy in May 2009 that requires development of plans to manage salts, nutrients, and other significant chemical compounds in every groundwater basin or subbasin in the state.  The SNMPs are intended to help streamline permitting of new recycled water projects while ensuring attainment of water quality objectives and protection of beneficial uses.  As part of the IRWM Update, SNMPs will be completed for the entire Pajaro Watershed which includes lands in three different counties, requiring three separate management plans.  The Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) will lead the Llagas Subbasin; the Bolsa, Hollister, San Juan Bautista Area, and Tres Pinos subbasins are managed by the San Benito County Water District (SBCWD); and the Pajaro Valley Groundwater Basin is managed by the PV Water.

SNMP Final Cover Oct2016

Development of the SNMP will be through a stakeholder driven process.  Key tasks are listed below:

Task 1: Identify SNMP stakeholders & convene a committee
Task 2: Develop conceptual model
Task 3: Estimate salt and nutrient loading, fate and transport
Task 4: Estimate assimilative capacity
Task 5: Develop salt and nutrient goals and objectives
Task 6: Develop implementation plan
Task 7: Prepare salt and nutrient monitoring plan
Task 8: Conduct anti-degradation analysis
Task 9: Complete salt and nutrient management plan

The Salt and Nutrient Management Plan Public Review Draft was released on May 18, 2016. A screen friendly version is avaiable here, and a higher resolution, print friendly version is available here. Public Comments will be accepted through June 10, 2016.

Update, June 10, 2016
*The public comment period has been extended to Friday, June 24, 2016, at the request of stakeholders who attended June 10, 2016 workshop.*

Projects & Facility Operations Committee

Welcome to the Projects and Facility Operations Committee page. This committee regularly meets on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 3:00 pm in the Water Resource Center conference room located at 500 Clearwater Lane. Information concerning the committee will be posted here.

The Projects and Facility Operations Committee serves to advise the Board and Staff of the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency on projects and programs of water supply, quality and operations related to Basin Management Plan facilities.  The Committee also serves to communicate issues and concerns regarding water quality and project operations between PV Water, landowners and growers within the PV Water service area.

*Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

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Administration & Finance

Welcome to the Admin/Finance Committee page. This committee regularly meets on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 4:00 PM in PV Water's conference room. Information concerning the committee will be posted here.

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Budget & Audited Financial Statements

*Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

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Ad Hoc Funding Committee

Meeting Materials

Date

Agenda Packets

Minutes

June 7, 2013

Agenda Packet

Minutes

July 10, 2013

Agenda Packet / Presentation

Minutes

July 25, 2013

Agenda Packet / Presentation

Minutes

August 22, 2013

Agenda / Presentation

Minutes

September 26, 2013

Agenda / Presentation

Minutes

October 24, 2013

Agenda / Presentation

Minutes

November 21, 2013

Agenda / Presentation

Minutes

December 19, 2013

Notice of Cancellation

 

January 23, 2014

Agenda / Presentation

Minutes

February 27, 2014

Agenda / Presentation

Minutes

March 27, 2014

Agenda / Presentation

Minutes

April

No Meetings

 

May 1, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

May 22, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

June 26, 2014

Agenda / Presentation

 

July 17, 2014

Agenda / Presentation

 

 

 

 

Ad Hoc Basin Management Plan Committee

BMP December meetingMission Statement

The purpose of the Basin Management Plan Committee (BMP) is to provide a framework to investigate all practical projects and programs that contribute to the efficient and economical management of existing and supplemental water supplies. The goal being to aid PV Water’s work to prevent further increases in and continued reduction of long-term overdraft and to ensure sufficient water supplies for present and projected needs in the Pajaro Valley.

The BMP is tasked with bridging the gap between the community and PV Water by finding solutions that are initiated by those who will benefit and are financially responsible for their support. The BMP will also serve as an advisory committee to the PV Water Board, so that Board decisions are fully informed and affected and guided by the community’s interests.

Upon completion of the committees work, a Basin Management Plan will be created that identifies a preferred list of projects and programs, their integral timing and costs, and their acceptance by the community.

Membership Roster*

Committee Member

Member Type

Representative Entity

Dave Cavanaugh (Chair)

Appointed

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

Rosemarie Imazio

Appointed

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

Rich Persoff

Appointed

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

Kirk Schmidt (Vice Chair)

Appointed

Agricultural

John Ricker

Appointed

County of Santa Cruz

Ryan Kelly

Appointed

County of Monterey

Steve Palmisano

Appointed

City of Watsonville

Harry Wiggins

Appointed

Pajaro Sunny Mesa Community Services District

John E. Eiskamp

Appointed

Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau

Dave Kegebein

Appointed

Monterey County Farm Bureau

John Martinelli

Appointed

Landowner Group

Chuck Allen

Appointed

Community Dialogue Effort

Vicki Morris

Appointed

Aromas Water District

Ron Duncan

Appointed

At Large

Thomas Karn

Applicant

Rural Residential

Bob Culbertson

Applicant

Environmental

Amy Newell

Applicant

At Large

Skip Fehr

Applicant

Mutual Water Agency

Stuart Kitayama

Appointed

Agricutural

Frank Capuro

Appointed

Agricultural

Tom Rider

Appointed

Agricultural

*As of July, 2012
subject to change

 

 

Meeting Materials

The last meeting of the Ad Hoc BMP Committee occured on August 15, 2012. Matterials from that and previous Ad Hoc BMP Committee meetings are available by contacting our office.

List of Potential Projects

2012 Basin Management Plan Complete List of Options Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

Project Type

ID

GROUNDWATER

New Alternatives

G-1

San Benito County Wells to Aromas Water District

G-2

San Benito County Groundwater Demineralization

G-3

San Benito County Groundwater Demineralization at Watsonville WWTP

SURFACE WATER

Alternatives from 2002 BMP

S-1

Murphy Crossing with Recharge Basins

S-2

Watsonville Slough and North Dunes Recharge Basin

S-3

College Lake with Inland Pipeline to CDS

S-4

Expanded College Lake, Pinto Lake, Corralitos Creek, Watsonville Slough, and Aquifer Storage and Recovery

S-5

Bolsa de San Cayetano with Pajaro River Diversion

S-6

Imported CVP Water

 

New Alternatives

S-7

River Conveyance of Mercy Springs CVP Water and Rubber Dam at Murphy Crossing

S-8

Freedom Lake / Corralitos Lagoon

S-9

College Lake ASR in Winter

S-10

Dams at Bolsa and Strawberry Hills with Pajaro Diversion

S-11

River Conveyance of Mercy Springs CVP Water for Recharge at Murphy Crossing

S-12

College Lake to Recycled Water Treatment Plant in Summer

S-13

Groundwater Recharge Upstream of Murphy Crossing with Water from Soap Lake and San Benito Floodplains

S-14

Partial College Lake to Recycled Water Treatment Plant in Summer

S-15

Protection of Natural Recharge Areas and Small Scale Managed Aquifer Recharge

S-16

Zayante Creek Reservoir and Pipeline

S-17

Series of Small Dams on Pescadero Creek

S-18

Pipeline from Lexington Reservoir

S-19

Warner Lake

S-20

College Lake with Pipeline to Adjacent Farmland

S-21

Imported Water Supply from Uvas Reservoir

S-22

Harkins Slough Recharge Project Upgrades

RECYCLED WATER

Alternatives from 2002 BMP

R-1

Recycled Water to Harkins Slough Recharge Basin

R-2

Recycled Water to Harkins Slough and North Dunes Recharge Basins

 

New Alternatives

R-3

Pipeline from Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Plant

R-4

Pajaro Dunes North Diurnal Recycled Water Storage

R-5

Bolsa Dam for Winter Recycled Water Storage

R-6

Increased Recycled Water Storage at Treatment Plant

R-7

Increased Recycled Water Storage via Grower Ponds

R-8

Seasonal Recycled Water Storage South of PVWMA

R-9

Recycled Water From SCRWA

R-10

Winter Recycled Water Advanced Treatment and  Injection

R-11

Winter Recycled Water Deep Aquifer ASR

R-12

Dams at Bolsa and Strawberry Hills for Recycled Water Storage

DEMAND MANAGEMENT

New Alternatives

D-1

Increased Irrigation Efficiency with Soil Tensiometers

D-2

Fallow 10% of Farmland

D-3

Fallow 8,000 Acres of Coastal Land

D-4

Irrigation Efficiency Training

D-5

Performance-based Water Conservation Incentives

SEAWATER

New Alternatives

SEA-1

Desalination of Seawater

Infrastructure

New Alternatives

I-1

CDS Expansion

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Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

36 Brennan St.
Watsonville, CA 95076

1 (831) 722-9292

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