Helping Nature Store Our Water

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San Bernardino Valley experienced a good year for groundwater storage, despite a relatively dry period in 2019-20, the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District announced today.

Above-average levels of water were recharged into local groundwater basins this past year, while precipitation levels in the mountains and valley were about 25% below average for the same period.

Read more: Water Year Storage Totals Higher than Normal, Despite a Dry Year

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to bring the Upper Santa Ana River Wash Habitat Conservation Plan to fruition.

Read more: The Santa Ana Wash: 5,000 very important acres and the plan that protects it

The California Special Districts Association presents its Innovative Project of the Year Award to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District for outstanding collaboration among area water districts.

Unprecedented teamwork among local water districts to establish a regional water storage program has received statewide recognition as the Innovative Project of the Year by the California Special Districts Association, the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) announced today.

Read more: SBVWCD Receives Statewide Recognition for Local Groundwater Council

The plan accounts for water, mining, flood control and local species needs, and is the result of two decades of consensus building among area cities, water districts, and regulatory agencies

Read more: SBVWCD Granted 30-year Permit for Complex Habitat Conservation Plan for the Santa Ana River...