State Water Project Allocation Increases to 15 Percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  On January 24th, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced an increase in 2020 State Water Project (SWP) allocations to 15 percent of requested supplies, up from the year’s initial 10 percent allocation announced on December 2.  Click here to read more. 

STATE WATER PROJECT INITIAL ALLOCATION AT 10% FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is initially approving 427,167 acre-feet (AF) of Table A water for the long-term State Water Project (SWP) contractors in 2020. SWP supplies are projected to meet 10 percent of most SWP contractors’
requests for Table A water, which total 4,172,786 AF. Click here to read more.

 

 

SAN GORGONIO PASS WATER AGENCY LOWERS PROPERTY TAX

Pass area property owners are going to see a reduction in their property tax bill this year.  The San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency voted to lower its property tax rate by a half cent, from 18.25 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 17.75 cents.  The reduction will result in about $650,000 being returned to property owners this year alone.  That equates to $20 a year for a $400,000 house.  Click here to read more.

SAN GORGONIO PASS WATER AGENCY AUGMENTS REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY

The San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency has struck a deal to bring even more State Water Project water to the Pass this year.  Its Board has voted to approve an exchange agreement with the City of Ventura and the Casitas Municipal Water District to deliver an additional 2000 acre-feet of water from the Project in 2019.  That is enough for approximately 4000 families for a year. Click here to read more.

Citrus Reservoir will be covered with 7.5 million floating balls

No landing here; birds and airports do not mix!  San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, in collaboration with San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency, has come up with a solution that will not only protect the birds and aircraft but will also prevent algae buildup and reduce evaporation from the reservoir.  

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Groundwater Recharge Facility Construction Notice

Residents of Beaumont will see a new construction project as they drive through the intersection of Beaumont Avenue and Brookside.  The San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency is constructing a new groundwater recharge facility at the site.  Construction will begin the week of April 23.

The facility is required to increase reliability of imported water supplies and to help meet increasing   local demands.  “We have recently obtained some new water supplies for the region, and are negotiating to obtain some more.  We need to have a place to store this water locally”, said David Fenn, a Beaumont real estate broker who is Board President.  “This facility will enable us to store the water underground.”  Click here to read more…

DWR, Local Agencies Commemorate Completion of State Water Project’s East Branch Extension

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The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and local partners today commemorated the completion of a project to extend the State Water Project’s East Branch Aqueduct to bring additional supplies to communities in eastern San Bernardino County.

The East Branch Extension was designed and built in partnership with the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency. The extension allows local water managers to further diversify their water portfolios, making them more resilient and better able to meet the challenges of a variable and changing climate. In addition to providing direct water deliveries to communities, the extension also will deliver water to groundwater spreading basins to recharge area aquifers. Click here to read more…

DWR, Local Agencies Commemorate Completion of State Water Project’s East Branch Extension

REDLANDS – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and local partners today commemorated the completion of a project to extend the State Water Project’s East Branch Aqueduct to bring additional supplies to communities in eastern San Bernardino County.  Click here to read more…

STATE WATER PROJECT ALLOCATION AT 20% FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced today that it is increasing the allocation of 2018 State Water Project (SWP) water.  Based on the recent precipitation, runoff, and current water supply condition, SWP supplies are projected to be 20% of most SWP contractors’ 2018 requested Table A amounts.  Click here to read more.

STATE WATER PROJECT INITIAL ALLOCATION AT 15% FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial water allocation of 15 percent for most State Water Project (SWP) contractors for the 2018 calendar year. That allocation will likely change depending on rain and snowfall received this winter.  Click here to read more.