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Ad Hoc Adaptive Management Plan Committee

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PV Water is developing an Adaptive Management Plan (AMP) for the College Lake Integrated Resources Management Project (Project). The mitigation monitoring and reporting program adopted as part of the College Lake FEIR includes Mitigation Measure BIO-2i. (Develop Adaptive Management Plan for College Lake Waterfowl Management and Multi-Species Mitigation). Adaptive management is defined by the state of California as a framework and flexible decision-making process for ongoing knowledge acquisition, monitoring, and evaluation leading to continuous improvements in management planning and implementation of a project to achieve specified objectives.[1]

Appointed Ad Hoc Adaptive Management Plan Committee members included regulatory representatives from state and federal resources agencies such as National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).  Applicant stakeholders included representatives from the community as noted in the list below.

The Committee met 4 times during 2021 for three hour meetings. 

Thank you for your interest in the Adaptive Management Planning Process.

[1] 2011 California Water Code, Division 35. Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Reform Act of 2009, Chapter 4, Section 85052.

Rules of Order and Ad Hoc AMP Committee Bylaws

pdfBoard Adopted College Lake AMP 2022

pdfBoard Adopted College Lake AMP 2022 Appendices

Supplemental Documents

pdfCollege Lake Multi-Objective Management Project, Final Report, November 2014 (17 MB) Prepared for the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz, cbec inc.

pdfCollege Lake Hydrologic Monitoring Report, Water Year 2016

pdfCollege Lake Hydrologic Monitoring Report, Water Year 2017

pdfCollege Lake Hydrologic Monitoring Report, Water Year 2018

pdfCollege Lake Hydrologic Monitoring Report, Water Year 2019

pdfCollege Lake Consolidated Final EIR (70 MB) Includes Draft EIR, Appendicies as part of Final EIR, Responses to Comments and all Supplement Documents.

pdfCollege Lake Treatment Plant Water Quality Study Nov. 2017

pdfCollege Lake Invasive Species Management Plan-Final

pdfCollege Lake Water Quality Monitoring Plan-Final

Meeting Information

By Computer:

By Phone: 1-877-309-2073  Access Code: 627-883-237#

The Committee will be comprised of 15 voting members, six appointed, and nine selected through an open application process. Attendance and engagement at Committee meetings by the public and other interested parties is highly encouraged to provide input.  Voting seats are dedicated to individuals serving as representatives for the Committee members listed below:

Membership Roster

Committee Member

Member Type

Representative Entity

Tom Broz

Appointed Board Member

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

Stephen Rider-Chair

Appointed Board Member

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

Bob Culbertson

Appointed Board Member

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

Not yet filled


Regional Water Quality Control Board

Jessie Maxfield


CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Joel Casagrande


National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet filled


Agricultural Representative

John Pritchard


At-large Pajaro Valley Community Member

Frank Shields


Local Scientist, Environmental Resource Experience Preferred

John Diffenbaugh


Neighboring Landowner

Dawn Reis


Neighboring Landowner

Jonathan Pilch


Non-Governmental Organization Representative

Jerry Busch


Non-Governmental Organization Representative

Adam French


Tribal Representative

Christi Suchil


Disadvantaged Community Group Representative

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Salt & Nutrient Management Plan

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency (PV Water) developed 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 PV Water.

SNMP Final Cover Oct2016

Development of the SNMP was 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 were accepted through June 24, 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.*

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Projects & Facility Operations Committee

Welcome to the Projects and Facility Operations Committee page. This committee meets on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 3:00 pm at the PV Water conference room at 36 Brennan Street, please check the preceding agenda. Should public access be available for this meeting use this GoToMeeting link:, you can also call in at: 1-866-899-4679 Access Code: 747-792-381#

Projects and Facility Operations Committee Bylaws and Rules of Order

The Projects and Facility Operations Committee serves to advise the Board and Staff of PV Water on proposed projects, operating facilities and programs of water supply and quality related to groundwater sustainability.  The Committee also serves to discuss 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 Committee

Welcome to the Admin/Finance Committee page. This committee meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 3:00 PM in PV Water's conference room. Should remote access be available for public access to the meeting use this GoToMeeting Link: You can also dial in using your phone at: 1-877-309-2073 Access Code: 392-853-285#

Administration & Finance Committee Bylaws and  Rules of Order

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Budget & Audited Financial Statements

*Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

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Ad Hoc Funding Committee

Welcome to the Ad Hoc Funding Committee page.

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Membership Application
Board of Directors
Basin Management Plan Update
Budget & Audited Financial Statements

Reference Materials:
ACWA Prop. 218 Guidelines
Rate Recovery Methodology Tech Memo
2010 Prop. 218 Service Charge Report
2015 Prop. 218 Service Charge Report
Ordinance No. 2015-01: An Ordinance of the PVWMA Adjusting Delivered Water Charges Ordinance No. 2015-02: An Ordinance of the PVWMA Adjusting Groundwater Augmentation Charges

2021 Cost of Service Report

Rules of Order

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Meeting Materials


Meeting Materials


December 16, 2019



February 24, 2020

Agenda; Packet


November 12, 2020

Agenda; Cancellation Notice


December 14, 2020

Agenda; Draft Bylaws; Presentation; Meeting Summary; Meeting Recording


January 26, 2021

Agenda; Presentation; Meeting Recording

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