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Mission 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 the agency’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 the PVWMA 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 PVWMA 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 in our Archives located under Resources on the Home Page.

Date

Agendas

Minutes

None Scheduled

   

 

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