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Basin Management Plan Documents

Background and Purpose of Revised Basin Management Plan

The Basin Management Plan (BMP) is the key, principal document that guides all of the major projects and programs pursued by the Agency.  The current, “revised” version of the BMP was adopted by the Agency’s Board of Directors in February 2002.  The Agency's first BMP was previously adopted in 1994. A redraft of the BMP was prepared in 2000 but was delayed so that more analysis of local water supply options could be evaluated and incorporated into the current plan.

During the preparation and review of the current BMP, the Agency analyzed combinations of 14 different project components and five different management strategies.  The final strategy adopted by the Board was called the “Modified BMP 2000 Alternative” and included the following five major projects and programs: 1) Coastal Distribution System pipelines, 2) Recycled Water Project, 3) Harkins Slough recharge Project, 4) 54-inch import water pipeline project (11,900 acre-feet of imported supply) with local aquifer storage and recovery and, 5) a water conservation program.

In addition to providing a plan for the Agency to pursue, the BMP is also a “basin-wide groundwater management plan” meeting the requirements of California’s AB 3030 Groundwater Management Act.

Basin Management Plan Documents

The BMP can be downloaded as a complete document or each section of the BMP can be downloaded as a separate PDF file:

Environmental Impact Report for Basin Management Plan

The EIR can be downloaded as a complete document or each section of the EIR can be downloaded as a separate PDF file:

CD-ROMs of both the EIR and EIS are available for $10 upon request. Please call 722-9292 to request a copy. Hard copies of the Draft EIR are available for purchase for $__, or can be viewed at the Agency office.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Basin Management Plan

CD-ROMs of of both the EIR and EIS are available for $10 upon request. Please call (831) 722-9292 to request a copy.

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