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Proposed College Lake Integrated Resources Management Project

proposed college lake projectCollege Lake looking
east with Kelly Lake in the background
College Lake is a naturally occurring lake located approximately 1 mile northeast of the City of Watsonville that naturally holds about 1,000 acre-feet of water. Each spring, Reclamation District #2049 drains the lake to accommodate farming by pumping the water downstream into Salsipuedes Creek. The water ultimately flows into Monterey Bay and mixes with ocean water.

The proposed College Lake Integrated Resources Management Project would develop facilities to use the lake water as an alternative to groundwater for agricultural irrigation. To do this, the proposed project would increase the storage capacity of the lake to approximately 1,700 acre-feet and allow an estimated average of 2,400 acre-feet of water per year to be captured, stored, treated, and delivered for agricultural irrigation.

Hydrologic modeling has shown that the most effective way to stop seawater intrusion and balance our overdrafted basin is to reduce groundwater in the coastal area. This project helps to achieve this goal.



Event / Meeting


Materials / Presentations

College Lake Community Meeting

September 29, 2016

Postcard Invitation

Meeting Agenda

Presentation 1: Basin Management Update - Lockwood (6. MBs)

Presentation 2: Hydrologic Monitoring Update - Barker (7.0 MBs)

Presentation 3: Waterfowl- Kittleson (3.0 MBs)

Request for Proposal to Provide Program Management Services

Anticipated Schedule

RFP Issued:                                                  October 21, 2016

Proposals Due:                                              November 22, 2016
Conduct Interviews:                                      December 16, 19, & 20, 2016
Notify Selected Team:                                   January 13, 2017
Board Considers Approval of Contract:              February 22, 2017

Request for Statement of Qualifications to Provide Outreach Services

Anticipated Schedule

Request for SOQ Issued - Thursday, March 16, 2017
Pre-Proposal Meeting - March 28, 2017, 10 AM, 500 Clearwater Lane
Deadline to Submit Questions - Friday, March 31, 2017
De a line to Submit SOQ - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Shortlist and Notifications for Interviews - Week of April 10, 2017
Interviews and Selection - Week of May 1, 2017
Contract Negotiations and Notice to Proceed - Week of May 15, 2017

Issued:October 21, 2016

Request for Proposals Package

RFP Clarifications

BMP-Implementation Strategy

Facilities Planning Report

Facilities Planning Memo: Disinfection

Facilities Planning Memo: Filtration

Proposal Received:

Carollo Engineers in association with ESA

Request for Statement of Qualifications Package

Pre-Proposal Meeting Presentation

Notice of Preparation for Proposed College Lake Integrated Resources Management Project

Comments on the Notice of Preparation need to be received by January 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Published: November 28, 2017

Notice of Preparation

Contact PV Water

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

36 Brennan St.
Watsonville, CA 95076

1 (831) 722-9292

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