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Project Proposal on Electric Water Filtration document sample
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SUMMARY OF PROJECTS SUBMITTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE GREATER MONTEREY COUNTY IRWMP June 22 2010 Project Costs Secondary Water (Requested, Project Primary Water Resource Project Status and Type of Match, and Applicant Project Title Project Location Resource Area Area(s) Project Summary Timeframe Proposal Total) Comments Flood/Watershed Management The goal of this project is the acquisition of the 450-acre Carr Lake basin, and its conversion into parkland for the multiple uses of recreation, restored wetlands and riparian wildlife habitat, storm water detention, open space, and water quality enhancement for downstream areas including the Reclamation Ditch and the Monterey Bay National Marine This application addresses Sanctuary. The restored Carr Lake Regional Park will connect via trails to Natividad Creek the first phase of the Park, which lies immediately upstream. Re-creation of wetlands and floodwater detention project, including land Big Sur Land Trust, areas will provide reduction of flood impacts to the City of Salinas and to downstream owner negotiations, City of Salinas, Water Quality; agricultural and community lands. Water quality will also improve due to restored wetlands Property negotiations are $13,275,000; property appraisal and due CSUMB Watershed Carr Lake Property Flood/Watershed Natural Resource and natural vegetation, via sediment capture and the biological treatment of constituent underway. A timeframe is difficult $7,000,000; diligence review, and 1 Institute & RON Acquisition Carr Lake, Salinas Management Enhancement chemicals. to project at this time. Implementation $20,275,000 property purchase This project will involve the restoration of wetlands, riparian corridors, and adjacent upland habitat. This project will connect the upper, middle, and lower reaches of the Moro Cojo Slough watershed with continuous wetland habitat. This wetland corridor will be restored with the primary objectives of improving water quality and obtaining the beneficial uses prescribed for the watershed. The project will continue to work on the overarching goals of the Moro Cojo Slough Management and Enhancement Plan, the Northern Salinas Valley Watershed Restoration Plan, and the Central Coast Regional Toxic Hot Spot Cleanup Plan for Implementation of the Moss Landing Harbor. The restoration of freshwater wetlands is a prescribed Best The time frame for this project is Moro Cojo Slough Management Practice (BMP) by the EPA and outlined in the State's Nonpoint Source Plan as about four years. Although some $3,004,069 Management and one of the adopted 61 Management Measures. Similarly, the restoration of wetland of the land still needs to be (requested funds Enhancement Plan: Natural Resource corridors has been embraced by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board acquired (which will eliminate & total project Central Coast Restoration of the Upper Moro Cojo Slough Flood/Watershed Enhancement; Water and documented to significantly improve water quality that has been compromised by access issues), most of the work cost); $0 2 Wetlands Group Slough Watershed Management Quality numerous nonpoint source pollutants from various land uses. could begin immediately. The time frame for this project is Implementation matching funds expected to last 18 to 24 months In order to make to allow for field verification to sustainable long term occur during dry months and for at decisions for land use, This project proposes to utilize available public domain digital elevation models and least two seasons of winter surface restoration, and orthophotography as a base for a GIS based mapping of drainage networks in the Salinas runoff field verification. A conservation efforts, a Elkhorn Slough and River, Elkhorn Slough, and Moro Cojo watersheds with two primary goals. The first, to significant impediment to the $1,000,000 detailed map of the Pre-Development and the Moro Cojo recreate the pre-development drainage network of the subject area watersheds based on proposed mapping project could be (requested funds drainage network in the Existing Drainage watersheds from the existing topography, historical records and field verification to determine historical surface access to private land parcels, & total project pre-development state and Central Coast Network Mapping Pacific Ocean to just Flood/Watershed Natural Resources drainage conditions. Secondly, to map the existing drainage network of the subject even though access for survey is Implementation cost); $0 existing configuration is 3 Wetlands Group Project: Phase 1 east of King City Management Enhancement watersheds based on existing topography and drainage infrastructure. allowed by State Law. (Research) matching funds required. This project aims to enhance the thoroughly degraded Tembladero Slough, a water body which currently has 15 TMDL listed pollutants that flows untreated into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Enhancement will be achieved through a collaborative effort between County planners, farmers, scientific researchers, and the community. This project has several components including improvements to water quality with the purchase of This project has three components, easements and creation of treatment wetlands in strategic locations along the slough, each of which are made up of six This project requires Tembladero Restoration vegetating the now bare banks of the slough to reduce sediment input, providing more tasks.The entire project is $5,810,285 attaining easements and and Castroville Natural Resource public open space, creating areas of flood plain improvement, and the long term expected to be complete within 4 (requested and acquiring land in fee. As a Central Coast Community Public Flood/Watershed Enhancement; Water development of a trail from Castroville to the beach. The project will provide multiple years. The project is ready to matching funds result, time frames could 4 Wetlands Group Access Tembladero Slough Management Quality benefits to the stakeholders involved. begin once funding is received. Implementation TBD) be delayed. The project consists of three phases to restore the Gabilan watershed, and serve as a template for restoration of watersheds within the central coast. Phase I provides the Alisal-Elkhorn foundational watershed characterization and process analysis necessary to develop Sloughs HUC with meaningful and effective watershed management. It includes a review of previous relevant primary focus on the studies and preparation of original analysis. It also includes a compilation of spatial data, All phases are expected to be northern Gabilan and of key watershed processes. Phase II will synthesize the information resulting in a completed within four years of Mountain sub- management methodology, a master restoration plan, and site design. Under Phase II, a funding. The project can watersheds: community-based engagement process to review Phase I information and watershed commence once funding is $1,136,500; Northern Gabilan Gabilan, Santa Rita, management options will be conducted. Phase II will culminate in a watershed restoration secured. One of the main obstacles $383,500; Mountain Watershed and Natividad Flood/Watershed management and recreation plan, with details illustrating management strategies. Phase to the timely completion of this $1,520,000 5 City of Salinas Management Project Creeks Management III includes environmental review, permits and plan implementation. project is political will. Implementation The project will have three phases. 1) Project Design, Permitting and Environmental Review - 6 months. 2) Project Construction - 6 weeks. 3) Revegetation - 4 weeks.The project has been scoped in the This project includes two objectives: (1) securing a water supply system and (2) restoring field by a qualified engineering watershed function to a degraded coastal stream and its receiving watershed. First, the geologist and the project costs water supply system portion of the project will include the rehabilitation of the Coastlands have been bid by an engineering Mutual Water Supply Company spring box intake and 3000 feet of the company‘s water firm for construction. Project supply distribution line servicing 60 customers in Big Sur. The water supply system is the elements which have not been only supply for the 60 water customers and was destroyed in the Basin Complex Fire of completed include project design 2008. The proposal includes installing a new water distribution line and a new steel settling to 100% plans, permitting and tank in Post Creek for the water company.The project‘s other objective is to work to restore environmental review, and a geomorphic function back to the Post Creek drainage and to rehabilitate the watershed from landowner access agreement from the effects of the Basin Complex fire. The project proposes the placement of a box culvert at the US Forest Service. The project $174,500; Coastlands Mutual Post Creek Water Post Creek, a the location of the existing culvert to provide proper drainage and for a more natural proponents will pursue these items $15,500; Water Company & Supply and Watershed tributary of the Big Flood/Watershed sediment flow through the drainage without road failures and debris flows as in the current concurrent with this submittal to $190,000 6 Big Sur Land Trust Restoration Project Sur River Management Water Supply conditions. the IRWMP Plan and other grant Implementation This project consists of a vocational watershed and ocean literacy education program, serving adult English learners in the city of Salinas, with two goals: 1) increase watershed and ocean literacy among historically underserved adult learners in the city of Salinas; and 2) provide adult ESL students from historically disadvantaged communities with useful support to enter career paths, and access better-paid job opportunities, within an emerging green job market (merging watershed stewardship with livelihood security). Our primary audience is comprised of culturally diverse adult students who voluntarily attend the Salinas Adult School, and are interested in pursuing continuing education and/or technical training The project consists of three in order to enhance their employment opportunities in and around the city of Salinas. These overarching educational objectives Monterey Bay students predominantly represent low-income and historically underserved segments of the and the strategies to attain them. Sanctuary City of Salinas – population in the Monterey Bay area, and most of them have a Hispanic/Latino cultural The project is ready to begin with Implementation Foundation – ―Salinas: Water, Gabilan Watershed, Flood/Watershed background. Under this funding request the applicant expects to serve 200 - 300 adult the first results expected by (primarily $30,000; 7 MERITO Program Ecology & Green Jobs‖ Lower Salinas Valley Management students. Summer 2011. educational) $30,000; $60,000 The project will fund the preparation of a combined National Environmental Policy Act/California Environmental Quality Act (NEPA/CEQA) document for the Salinas River Flood Risk Reduction Project, which allows channel maintenance activities on the mainstem of the Salinas River. MCWRA has partially funded this effort but additional funding is requested to There are no foreseen complete the work, allowing the Salinas River Flood Risk Reduction Project to be technical obstacles or implemented. Flooding of agricultural lands within the Salinas Valley, adjacent to the river, challenges. The only has occurred during conditions when in-channel sandbars and riparian vegetation including known factor that could Environmental invasive plants impede high flows. Additionally, limited flood flow capacity in high rainfall $342,000; significantly delay Monterey County Documentation for the Salinas River and years has caused damage or destruction to public infrastructure and private property. As The project schedule covers an 18 $114,000; implementation and/or Water Resources Salinas River Flood Risk Watershed in Flood/Watershed such, MCWRA developed and administers the Salinas River Flood Risk Reduction Project to to 24-month period based on when $456,000 completion of the project 8 Agency Reduction Project Monterey County Management enhance flood protection, improve riparian habitat and reduce flood damage. the Notice to Proceed is issued. Implementation is the lack of funding. This project proposes to establish a large acreage (100-640 acres) sustainable agriculture and sustainable development field research station to develop innovative sustainable land use practices for agriculture, residential and commercial development on a landscape scale. Located within the The site will provide continuous monitoring of practices to ensure that the desired outcomes Sustainable Agriculture IRWM Region are achieved, establish long term data sets and allow for new innovations and practices to and Sustainable preferably within be developed. The field station will also provide a demonstration area that can be reviewed Development - Field several miles of Water Quality; and studied by other land owners and land managers to determine applicability to their Central Coast Station and Moss Landing Marine Flood/Watershed Natural Resource individual projects or farms. The primary goal of this project is to improve water resources The project is still in its planning 9 Wetlands Group Demonstration Area Lab Management Enhancement on and offsite in the context of modern land use. phase Concept ? As envisioned, the This proposed project has three principle objectives, the first being to restore watershed proposal would be health by providing the scientific basis for developing a watershed-wide, community based organized both in phases solution. The second objective is to refocus the goal of the 2005 watershed study by over time, and in changing the Reclamation Ditch problem statement from a single purpose--flood control geographic reaches, or intent--to a more comprehensive, ecosystems approach that offers multiple benefits to Ditch segments. Initial restore watershed health, and increases the opportunity for funding success. Among other efforts will benefits, this proposal is intent on: reducing flood risks, providing (biologically treated) comprehensively analyze improved water quality, provide urban and agricultural surface water management criteria, the entire watershed, later Re-purposing of enhancing groundwater recharge, exploring/providing healthy fishery and habitat, and This effort is anticipated to take efforts would focus on Reclamation Ditch 1665 Along Reclamation providing seasonal regional recreational opportunities such as a bike/hiking path from several years to go from the initial master planning solutions, (to a multi-purpose Ditch from Salinas Water Quality; Salinas to the ocean. The third objective is to integrate Rec. Ditch Watershed efforts with to final phases. One key initial with detailed analysis integrated regional west towards the Flood/Watershed Natural Resource other projects within the watershed, such as acquisition of Carr Lake (for a regional park), step is to secure stakeholder conducted on various 10 City of Salinas facility) Coast Management Enhancement; and upstream sub-watersheds in the Gabilan Range. support. Concept ? reaches of the Ditch. This project strives to conduct Community Based Participatory Research (CPBR), in order to address future water supply, water quality, and other environmental issues. The benefit of this type of research is that it is accurate and has been shaped through an inclusive process CWC has held preliminary of entire community involvement, lending a greater legitimacy to future actions. The results discussions with potential of the research will help elected officials and water agency boards to best serve their key partners and possible constituents. This process further benefits the entire region, as it empowers and engages funders of what could be the public in crucial water issues. The Coastal Watershed Council will lead the efforts to an IRWM-wide CBPR Project applies to administer the CPBR on a specific watershed by watershed basis. Ultimately, this approach effort. Significant Community-Based entire Greater could foster the creation of specific watershed management and/or restoration plans, filling Concept matching funding is Coastal Watershed Water Research & Monterey County Flood/Watershed a noticeable void within the region. The holistic approach of this CBPR project would also (primarily available through several 11 Council Education IRWM Region Management address numerous objectives in all seven goals outlined in the region‘s IRWM Plan. NA educational) ? Financial federal agencies. It is very likely that the Old Salinas River Channel and the Reclamation Ditch have been resources should dredged and further modified without permit. It is also possible that riparian vegetation has be adequate to been removed without permit or Section 7 consultation. Continued dredging and riparian cover a neutral removal without appropriate permits is not a sustainable practice over the long run. A facilitator and a facilitated stakeholder process is proposed to bring people together to find common ground. single Monterey Old Salinas River Various visions for these highly modified waterways may require iterative review by Coastkeeper staff Channel between the consultants knowledgeable about the area and skilled in hydrology and geomorphology. person for one Salinas Lagoon and Agencies such as the US EPA, RWQCB, MCWRA, NMFS, and DFG should be involved. year; supplies; Maintenance and Flood Moss Landing Growers and landowners should be involved. And stakeholders such as Sierra Club, meeting Control Planning for the Harbor. Reclamation Surfrider Foundation, CA Native Plant Society, Audubon, and Monterey Coastkeeper should expenses; and Monterey Old Salinas River Ditch between be involved. Such a process is the only way to bring people together, find common ground, legal and Coastkeeper / The Channel and Salinas and Moss Flood/Watershed maintain the waterways, and provide flood control. Deliverables from the process will be a professional 12 Otter Project Reclamation Ditch Landing Harbor. Management 401 permit application and a Channel Maintenance Technical Memorandum. ? Concept consulting. Financial resources should be adequate to cover a neutral A number of groups and agencies resisted grower and Monterey County Water Resource facilitator and a Agency plans to undertake bulldozing projects without an environmental impact study. The single Monterey US EPA designated the Salinas River an Aquatic Resource of National Importance (ARNI) Coastkeeper staff essentially stopping the Army Corps of Engineers 401 permit process. The Monterey County person for one Water Resource Agency has now funded environmental review. While the review may year; supplies; Finding a common Lower Salinas 100 satisfy CEQA requirements, the study may do little to balance the value conflicts of growers, meeting Monterey ground approach to year floodplain – fish, water quality, and other users. Environmental review will certainly not address the expenses; and Coastkeeper / The Salinas River Flood King City to Flood/Watershed ARNI designation. A facilitated stakeholder process is proposed to bring people together to legal and 13 Otter Project Management Monterey Bay Management find a common ground approach to flood management in the Salinas River. ? Concept professional The Reclamation Ditch Improvement Plan was developed by the Reclamation Ditch Improvement Plan Advisory Committee (RDIPAC) to address the flooding, erosion, and sediment issues impacting the Reclamation Ditch system, a 157 square mile watershed. The RDIPAC continues to provide desired project types submitted here will implement recommendations by the RDIPAC. guidance in development of these Some of the recommendations include the following: Replace Potrero Tide Gates, Increase projects. The project is in the Implement Reclamation channel capacity and embankment stabilization (various locations), Bridge Replacements concept stage. Funding sources are Monterey County Ditch Improvement Plan The Reclamation (12), Modify Main Street box culvert, Increase pumping capacity at pump stations (2), being sought through other grants, Water Resources Advisory Committee Ditch 157 square- Flood/Watershed Comprehensive watershed assessment and management plan, Survey of existing right-of- Impact Fees and a Proposition 218 14 Agency Recommendations mile watershed Management ways. ballot measure. Concept ? RDIPAC continues to The Reclamation Ditch Improvement Plan by the Reclamation Ditch Improvement Plan support this project and Advisory Committee (RDIPAC) addresses the flooding, erosion, and sediment issues has determined it to be impacting the Reclamation Ditch system. The Potrero Road Tide Gates Project submitted the highest priority for the Potrero Tide Gates here will implement recommendations by the RDIPAC. The Potrero Road Tide Gates Project entire Reclamation Ditch Monterey County are located will reduce the risk of flooding in the City of Salinas and surrounding areas from current A preliminary project report study Watershed in addressing Water Resources Potrero Road Tide Gates upstream of Moss Flood/Watershed and future flow rates in the system, minimizing crop damage and reducing erosion and has been developed to determine flooding and, erosion and 15 Agency Construction Project Landing Harbor Management sedimentation from widened channel sections in the Reclamation Ditch watershed. the project‘s feasibility. Concept ? sedimentation issues. The Integrated Watershed Restoration Program (IWRP) for Monterey County is modeled after the IWRP pioneered in Santa Cruz County. The flagship component of IWRP is the creation of an interagency process to identify, design, and permit high priority water quality, fish passage, and wetland restoration projects. The Santa Cruz County IWRP partner organizations and agencies recognized that implementing the recommendations of multiple assessments and plans is best accomplished by bringing together federal, state, and local resource and permitting agencies to identify the highest priority projects and assisting with locating funding sources, providing technical assistance, and facilitating permitting. While in many ways this sounds potentially redundant with the mission of the Greater Monterey County IRWMP, the key distinctions with IWRP are 1) the focus on restoration projects, 2) the closely involved role of regional Coastal Conservancy staff in supporting the IWRP process and projects, and the participation of state and federal (along with local) agency representatives in the IWRP Technical Advisory Committee for a more vertically-integrated approach to facilitating, directing and supporting selected projects. As such, IWRP can be a critical asset for supporting GMCIRWMP restoration-focused projects, and it could facilitate coordination between neighboring IRWMP regions. Typical IWRP restoration projects can include rural road erosion reduction, fish passage improvement, and wetland and lagoon restoration. The individual watershed projects will be identified by the IWRP Technical Advisory Committee based on recommendations in local watershed All watersheds of plans, including the Coho and steelhead recovery plans developed by DFG and NMFS, or Monterey County Monterey County otherwise supported by state or federal resource agencies or local watershed groups. The RCD of Monterey Integrated Watershed within the Flood/Watershed Natural Resource IWRP will also support a number of potential projects recommended in other Monterey 16 County Restoration Program GMCIRWMP region Management Enhancement County IRWMPs for the Pajaro River and the Carmel Valley and Monterey Peninsula. ? Concept ? Natural Resource Enhancement The Big Sur River provides spawning and rearing habitat for the federally threatened South- Central California Steelhead (Onchorhynchus mykiss). Six and a half of the 8 ½ miles (75 %) of the river that are passable to steelhead are within Andrew Molera State Park and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. For this reason, California State Parks authorized development of the Big Sur River Steelhead Enhancement Plan, which was completed in 2003. Within The entire project will take place As the entire project will this plan several problem areas within the two parks are identified, and corresponding within a 2 year period. Permitting take place on State Parks project proposals are outlined. Completion of the restoration activities listed in this proposal for all projects will be done in the land, no property Flood/Watershed will address this habitat degradation. The project allows California State Parks to protect first 9 months. Some of the $813,707 restrictions or land access California State Big Sur River Steelhead Big Sur River Natural Resource Management; Water steelhead while supporting their mission of providing the best possible outdoor recreation projects do not require permitting Requested issues are involved in this 17 Parks Enhancement Project Watershed Enhancement Quality opportunities to the public. and can start as soon as possible. Implementation Amount Only project. Sand dunes help retain fresh water at the coast, recharge groundwater, retard saltwater intrusion, and minimize storm damage from the sea. The target area for this project, Central Monterey Bay, has the lowest and most degraded sand dunes in the region. They will be first to fail as sea level rises from storms, El Nino cycles, and climate change. Should they fail, salt water will overflow into the Salinas Valley, compromising one of the nation's most productive agricultural centers. The proposed project will enhance and restore $3,138,028 Dune and wetland sand dunes ecosystems in the low central bay, and control erosion in two salt marshes (requested funds Coastal Dune systems between the directly behind the dunes in Moss Landing Harbor. These marshes are critical buffers to The time frame for this project is & total project Central Coast Restoration and Pajaro River and the Natural Resource prevent salt water from entering surrounding farmland, especially in the Salinas Valley, yet about three years. The project can cost); $0 18 Wetlands Group Wetland Erosion Control Salinas River Enhancement they are eroding away at accelerating rates. begin once funding is secured. Implementation matching funds The Elkhorn Slough Foundation, in partnership with the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Moss Landing Harbor District, the Monterey County Water Resources This request: Integrated Restoration: Agency and the County of Santa Cruz, proposes to restore up to 90 acres of tidal salt marsh This will be a phased three part $675,266; Beneficial Reuse of and to create a 34-acre native vegetated buffer to reduce non-point source storm water project (1.Acquisition by CA Fish $350,000; Sediment to Restore pollution in Elkhorn Slough. The marsh will be restored through the placement of sediment and Game, 2.Planning and Design, $1,000,2666 Tidal Marsh and to be removed from Moss Landing Harbor and benches along the Pajaro River, making 3. Permitting and Implementation Future Requests: Elkhorn Slough Agricultural Stormwater Elkhorn Slough Flood/Watershed harbor maintenance and flood protection projects more effective and with fewer impacts on of Restoration), culminating in $4,843,074; Foundation & Treatment by a Native Estuarine Research Natural Resource Management; Water the environment. The project will address these specific problems through a collaborative 2019. The project can begin when $2,639,800; 19 ESNERR Grassland Buffer Reserve Enhancement Quality approach. The project will use a phased implementation approach. funding is received. Implementation $8,508,140 Ridgeline to Tideline is a comprehensive approach to addressing water resource issues in an estuarine watershed. The project area encompasses 427 acres of Elkhorn Slough and uplands set in a 4,000-acre block of otherwise protected lands. The three phases of this This project is made up of three work include: 1) increasing tidal range and circulation in a part of the Slough, an area with main overlapping components consistently poor water quality and greatly reduced estuarine function, 2) acquiring two (Increased tidal circulation, Land adjacent farmland properties that are a chronic source of Slough degradation, and 3) re- acquisition, Land stabilization & contouring and stabilizing their steep eroding slopes and restoring native vegetation. Habitat restoration), each with Reduced groundwater extraction on these lands will improve water balance in the basin, separate timelines that can be resist sea water intrusion, prevent nitrate pollution, and promote freshwater spring re- implemented concurrently or in a As land acquisition Ridgeline to Tideline: emergence. Over the past three decades the applicant has demonstrated that these phased approach. The duration of comprises one of the Elkhorn Slough Water Resource Water Quality; integrated actions can measurably improve ecological function, tidal, freshwater and the project should be about 6 $6,515,000; facets of this project, the Foundation & Conservation in Elkhorn Elkhorn Slough Natural Resource Flood/Watershed groundwater quantity and quality, and provide habitat for a diverse array of plants and years. This project could begin as $1,777249; time frame could get 20 ESNERR Slough watershed Enhancement Management animals. soon as funding is received. Implementation $8,292248 skewed Elkhorn Slough is a National estuarine reserve and the most important California estuary south of San Francisco Bay. For the last few decades the estuary has undergone a serious problem of tidal scour and sediment export that will now be reduced with a sill structure, built halfway up the estuary at Parsons Slough, to reduce tidal exchange. The objectives of this proposal are to document environmental changes triggered by the sill and to amass information on the potential effects of larger scale interventions at the slough‘s mouth currently under discussion, particularly the proposed sill at the Highway 1 Bridge. Topics of The Benefits and the investigation are those that would drive future decision making on whether to The project is ready to begin, and Elkhorn Slough Impacts of Tidal Elkhorn Slough Flood/Watershed implement the sill at the Highway 1 Bridge. The project will monitor water quality and will start as soon as contracting is $696,704; Foundation & Barriers – Sills – to Estuarine Research Natural Resource Management; Water water and sediment discharges and use their surrogates to investigate long term changes in complete. It will be completed Implementation $2,358,500; 21 ESNERR Restore Elkhorn Slough Reserve Enhancement Quality the slough. within 24 months of starting. (Research) $3,055,204 During minimum flows in the Salinas River, the Old Salinas River Channel (OSRC) outlets through a slide gate into the Pacific Ocean, in Monterey Bay. South-central California coast It is anticipated that construction Ninety percent design has steelhead, a federally threatened species, uses the lower Salinas River as a migration will begin in the month of March been completed. The corridor between the ocean and their upstream spawning grounds. When seasonally closed and end in the month of October Agency Board of Directors to the ocean, the Lagoon may serve as rearing habitat for juvenile steelhead. To protect (eight months) depending upon has adopted a mitigated steelhead and other fish entrainment into the OSRC, MCWRA proposes to install fish screens the conditions provided in the negative declaration under at the slide gate.The proposed fish screen facility is also designed to prevent back flow from permits from the involved the California the OSRC to the Lagoon, which would eliminate influxes of agricultural runoff that currently regulatory agencies and channel Environmental Quality Act contributes to the degradation of water quality in Lagoon.The proposed project would conditions. Pre-construction (CEQA). Final design will Monterey County Salinas River Lagoon At the entrance of enhance the Lagoon as steelhead migration and rearing habitat, limit the ability of fish to activities related to contractor $1,838,000; be completed following Water Resources Fisheries Enhancement the Old Salinas River Natural Resource Flood/Watershed leave the closed Lagoon while allowing an outlet for flood management, and decrease selection will be approximately $711,000; issuance of all relevant 22 Agency Project Channel Enhancement Management debris loading in the channel approach. four months. Implementation $2,549,000 permits. Project Start up (December 2010), The Salinas River Fisheries Enhancement Project (SRFEP) is a culmination of the fisheries- Consultant(s) Selection (December related work that is necessary for the implementation of the Salinas Valley Water Project 2010- March 2011), Tasks 3-5 (SVWP). There are three main purposes for the SRFEP: (1) population monitoring to Implemented (December 2010 – quantify the presence of the Endangered Species Act listed Oncorhynchus mykiss (steelhead October 2011), Task 6 trout) in the lower Salinas River system (2) monitor river flows to ensure adequate water Implemented (November 2011- for fish passage (migration monitoring) (3) monitor water quality to determine habitat April 2012). The project is ready Monterey County suitability. Tasks that identify the presence and/or enhance the population of O. mykiss will to proceed. All necessary permits $867,000; Water Resources Salinas River Fisheries The lower Salinas Natural Resource be performed within the Salinas River Watershed in the Salinas River, the Salinas River and environmental documents $290,000; 23 Agency Enhancement Project River Watershed Enhancement Save Our Shores (SOS) River and the Arroyo Seco River. Lagoon, the Nacimiento has been coordinating Annual Coastal Cleanup Day (ACC) in Santa have been obtained. Implementation $1,157,000 Cruz since 2007 and has grown the event from 1,929 volunteers and 42 beach sites to 3,800 volunteers and 52 beach and river sites, in just two years. California State Parks has been running ACC in Monterey since 2001 and no longer has the staff or resources to continue running this event. Because of the success that SOS has had in expanding the event in Santa Cruz, State Parks and the Coastal Commission have asked SOS to take over this responsibility in Monterey in 2010. SOS has great ideas of how to expand the program in Monterey such as increasing the number of volunteers from the current 1,400 average, Save Our Shores increasing the number of current sites (26) by including river cleanups through our Watershed Protection partnership with Return of the Natives, and involving businesses through sponsorship and Program – Annual Beaches and Rivers employee participation. At least 2,000 volunteers will gain a valuable experience in $12,000; Coastal Cleanup Day in within Monterey Natural Resource understanding the problem of marine debris and learning ways that they can help solve the This is a one day, annually $4,000; 24 Save Our Shores Monterey, CA County Enhancement problem. occurring project. Implementation $16,000 Both habitat and water availability on the Salinas River and some of its tributaries are compromised and threatened by the second-largest invasion in California of the noxious weed, Arundo donax. Arundo is a nonnative aggressive perennial grass that has overtaken approximately 2,500 acres of the Salinas River, forming enormous monocultures with This proposal requests funding for virtually no food or habitat value for native wildlife. The project proposal is for the first 3- the remaining two years of Phase I year stage of treatment (of a 10+ year program) and will target Arundo donax growing in of this project. It will take an the channel, floodplain and terraces of the Salinas River between King City and Soledad. estimated 9-12 years to treat all of Arundo present in these areas will be completely destroyed. The arundo eradication the riparian acreage in the Salinas program we are proposing is based on successful arundo eradication efforts conducted in River Valley. Funds are requested southern California, as well as at the headwaters of the Salinas River in northern San Luis for the remainder of the first Riparian areas of the Obispo County and at Camp Roberts in southern Monterey County. These arundo control phase of this work (years 3-4) to Salinas River and projects have successfully removed Arundo donax from over 16 miles of the upper Salinas control arundo in the upper third $1,658,600; Riparian Vegetation tributaries Salinas River and its tributaries, utilizing a combination of spray and labor crews. Work will consist of the gross infested acreage of $554,700; RCD of Monterey Management in the River between King Natural Resources Flood/Watershed of five tasks: 1. Project management; 2. Riparian weed control; 3. Habitat revegetation; 4. the Salinas River and its $2,213,300 25 County Salinas River Watershed City and Soledad Enhancement Management Outreach; and 5. Monitoring. These tasks are not sequential and will take place tributaries. Implementation The Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project (RON) is the education and outreach branch of Watershed Institute of the California State University Monterey Bay. For this IRWMP proposal, RON would like to present their organization as a partner to other Restoration sites on IRWMP projects. They offer to bring the marriage of native plant restoration and publically owned community engagement which has become known as ―community based habitat land in the Monterey restoration‖ to IRWMP projects. RON‘s social goal is to bring people and nature together on Bay Region. A restoration and garden projects in the watersheds of the Monterey Bay. RON's partnership Concept (Could Return of the Natives prime area of has the capacity to bring tens of thousands of native grasses, forbes, shrubs, and trees to be a component $107,462 This is being offered as an Restoration Education interest is in the restoration projects. The plants grown by volunteers and RON staff and CSUMB students are of an annually as a "add-on" component to CSUMB Return of Project—an IRWMP Gabilan Watershed Natural Resource eventually planted by these same volunteers on restoration sites. RON has the capacity to Implementation partner on other other projects; not a stand- 26 the Natives partner in Salinas Enhancement grow and out-plant from 25,000 to 50,000 native plants annually. N/A Project) projects alone project. Literally hundreds of abandoned gold mines and at least one mercury mine litter the southern Big Sur coast. These relics of the former Los Burros Mining District discharge liquid runoff into watersheds known to harbor spawning populations of Federally Endangered southern steelhead. Further downstream, this effluent enters the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Prior to the Ventana Wilderness Alliance‘s Los Burros Abandoned Mine Survey project, the chemical composition of such runoff was completely unknown. Initial testing at one of the sites revealed effluent with highly elevated levels of mercury, flowing out of an abandoned adit (i.e., horizontal mine shaft) and directly into a tributary of San Carpoforo Creek. Agency officials at Los Padres National Forest have been aware of this situation for decades, but have yet to allocate funding for testing or remediation. The VWA‘s solution has been to address these conditions so that remediation efforts can be undertaken. Phase I of the Silver Peak/Los Burros Abandoned Mine Project has begun with testing of the most suspect sites for the presence of heavy metals, and the Los Burros Abandoned scheduling of biological surveys for sensitive species habitat.Future phases will pursue Ventana Wilderness Mine Survey and Big Sur - Los Padres Natural Resource remediation of any toxics found and the installation of bat gates at mine openings as 27 Alliance Remediation National Forest Enhancement Water Quality needed to protect sensitive species and forest users, and to deter vandalism. Concept ? Water Quality The Castroville CSD has drilled a 1400‘ ―deep well‖ to protect itself from seawater intrusion of the 400‘ aquifer that supplies 100% of the District‘s water supply. The cost to drill Well 2B was $980,000, plus $58,000 for the land. The problem is that Well 2B has arsenic levels The project will address that exceed the MCL in drinking water. The District spent $80,000 to design a treatment water supply and water system and is ready to proceed as soon as funds become available. Treatment involves quality issues of multiple stage pressure filtration with ferric chloride. When Well 2B comes on-line it will From time of funding, the project $539,000; Castroville which is a help the overall recovery of the basin by reducing pumping of the 400‘ aquifer. Reducing is expected to have a 3 month $307,000; disadvantaged community Well 2B Treatment pumping of the 400‘ aquifer is one of Monterey County Water Resource Agency‘s goals in timeline for completion. All studies $846,000 within the Greater 28 Castroville CSD Project Castroville Water Quality Water Supply alleviating seawater intrusion. and plans are already complete. Implementation Monterey County region The project consists of converting 5 acres of percolation beds into constructed wetlands. The 5-acre site would be selected from the poorest performing percolation beds, which require frequent discing to restore infiltration rates and perform poorly even after discing. The wetlands would accept aerated pond effluent and further polish it by removing The project is in its planning phase suspended solids, nitrates, and dissolved organics, to produce about 0.5 million gallons per currently. The four phases of the day (more than 500 AF/yr) of polished effluent. Constructing unlined wetlands atop the project (Administration and percolation beds would not preclude some continuing recharge through the wetlands bottom Management, Siting and Design, into the ground. Evapo-transpiration from the wetland will also enhance disposal. The Construction, Monitoring and wetlands would provide habitat value for small birds and other wildlife but would be Tracking) will be completed within configured to discourage larger birds such as duck and geese that might be viewed as pests four years. The City expects no $391,875; Constructed Wetlands by neighboring farmers.The higher quality, polished effluent should infiltrate more rapidly, technical delays in project $130,625; for Effluent Polishing at South Davis Road, improving groundwater recharge. The project will improve water quality, increase the implementation. The project can $522,500 29 City of Salinas Salinas IW in Salinas Water Quality Water Supply efficiency of groundwater recharge, and reduce operating costs. start when funding is received. Implementation This project will improve water quality in multiple impaired waterbodies within the Lower Salinas River Watershed that are listed on the 303d list for pollutants such as nutrients, pesticides, sediment, and bacteria. These waterbodies include the Salinas Reclamation Canal, Santa Rita Creek, and Tembladero Slough; considered the most polluted waterbodies on the Central Coast with 37 TMDL listings. In agricultural areas, efforts will focus outreach and referrals for existing programs that will leverage funding for implementation of irrigation and nutrient management practices and Livestock and Lands program, while Tembladero-Alisal implementing much needed management measures such as erosion control for strawberry HUC; Targeted crops. Restoration projects along Santa Rita Creek will be installed to promote The project is comprised of five waterbodies include environmental stewardship, reduce illegal dumping, expand the flood plain, stabilize banks task categorizes, which will all be Monterey Bay Santa Rita Creek and increase biofiltration of pollutants through revegetation of native plants. Of utmost completed within three years of $840,000; Sanctuary Watershed Approach to and the Reclamation Flood/Watershed importance is the development of tracking tools for management measures and water starting. The project is feasible, $187,000; 30 Foundation Water Solutions Canal Water Quality Management quality monitoring to build a knowledge base. and can begin immediately. Implementation $1,027,000 The timeline for the project is as follows: 1. Compile and classify This project is necessary to document the IRWMP efforts and their effectiveness throughout current and past water quality the Greater Monterey County region. On the Central Coast, water quality data have improvement actions (first 6 historically been stored in disparate formats at diffuse locations throughout the region, months), 2. Conceptual model making them difficult to use collectively. There is currently no standardized way of development (Year 1), 3. inventorying projects designed to address the goals of improved water quality, water Screening and prioritization tool supply, flood control and environmental protection outlined in the IRWMP. The Monterey (Year 1), 4. Recommended Bay National Marine Sanctuary‘s Synthesis, Analysis and Management (SAM) program approach for inventory and initiated this effort in 2006 by conducting an initial compilation and assessment of water evaluation of water quality actions [implementation of the quality data collected on the Central Coast. This effort led to the development of the (Year 2), 5. Selection and SAM Strategic Plan for Strategic Plan for Central Coast Water Quality Monitoring Coordination and Data Synthesis. application of tools on local water quality This project will further the tasks described in that plan by developing a framework for example watershed (Year 2), 6. $260,000; Monterey Bay monitoring coordination Water Supply; improving regional capacity to coordinate monitoring, synthesize information, communicate Communications support $70,000; Sanctuary and data synthesis on Entire Central Coast Flood/Watershed more effectively between key groups, understand environmental changes, and respond to (ongoing), 7. Recommended $330,000 31 Foundation the Central Coast] region Water Quality Management changes and new knowledge with adaptive management. programmatic framework and Implementation The RCD of Monterey County in close partnership with University of California Cooperative Extension Crop Advisors will provide an on-farm Irrigation and Nutrient Management evaluation service for Monterey County farmers. The service will look to evaluate system efficiency, efficiency of applied water, and irrigation timing along with conducting soil tests to provide recommendations (if needed) for refined water and nutrient applications with the goal of reducing excess water and nutrient movement off area farms without compromising The work of the Irrigation farm productivity. The intended benefits are to assist growers with water quality regulatory Evaluation Program is expected to compliance, improved ‗downstream‘ water quality, and grower cost savings. This work is last indefinitely until the technical already underway on a smaller scale, and incorporation into the GMCIRWMP and the assistance needs of the many requested funding would support development of a full program for the next three years. growers in the region have been $569,825; Monterey County We have as milestones 20 sites served with irrigation evaluations and followup adequately met to address system $317,400; RCD of Monterey Irrigation Evaluation Agricultural Lands of consultations with recommendations per year and a subset of 5-7 of those with documented management and related water $887,225 32 County Program Monterey County Water Quality practice changes per year. quality and conservation issues. Implementation San Jerardo is currently moving forward with all County and Regional Board permitting. This San Jerardo Co-operative is requesting funding for wastewater system improvements process is anticipated to take 4 – 5 necessary to ensure compliance with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control months to completion. Once a Board‘s Waste Discharge Requirement Order No. R3-2003-0054 and prevent further IRWMP grant award is made, the groundwater contamination in the Salinas Valley - East Side aquifer. The project is in close project will include the following $974,000; Approximately 7.5 collaboration with a number of entities, including: Monterey County, the Central Coast components: Construction bid $131,000; San Jerardo Co- San Jerardo Wastewater miles Southeast of Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board); Rural Community Assistance process (30 days), Construction (3 $1,105,000.00 33 operative Project Salinas Water Quality Corporation; Engineers Without Borders; and the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water. months). Implementation This project will evaluate the efficacy of Low Impact Development (LID) treatment The project duration will be three components in the greater Salinas area in reducing the concentrations of contaminants that years, in order to capture contribute to stormwater toxicity. Toxicity will be assessed using established U.S. EPA stormwater runoff from three toxicity testing protocols. The study will (1) Evaluate toxic effects of stormwater runoff to storm events per site. The initial aquatic organisms prior to treatment by bioswales or other treatment systems; (2) Evaluate sampling could occur in the first Evaluation of Potential efficacy of bioswales or other treatment systems to reduce stormwater runoff toxicity to year of the grant project, once for Stormwater Toxicity aquatic organisms; (3) Determine stormwater load reduction through infiltration in LID hydrologic specifications were Reduction by Low design components; (4) Determine stormwater pollutant load reduction using a number of calculated. Toxicity testing occurs $246,100; Impact Development existing LID design components in established projects; and (5) Provide data to stormwater directly after each sample $61,525; UC Davis Marine (LID) Treatment agencies, water quality managers, LID engineers, and others to be incorporated into future collection. The project can begin Implementation $307,625 34 Pollution Studies Lab Systems Greater Salinas Water Quality planning and management decisions to protect the Salinas River Watershed. as soon as funding is available. (Research) The RWQCB's Vision of Healthy Watersheds calls for watershed protection in part through the use of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure is the set of practices that mimic natural processes to retain and use stormwater. Through infiltration, evapotranspiration, and harvesting stormwater throughout the landscape, green infrastructure preserves and restores the natural water balance of a watershed. Environmental benefits include reducing flooding, improving water quality, providing habitat, reducing the urban heat island effect, mitigating global warming and increasing groundwater recharge. Healthy sustainable Healthy Functioning watersheds supported by green infrastructure use less energy for imported water, have Watersheds: green fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and a lesser carbon footprint than unhealthy watersheds. infrastructure and the The Water Board‘s goal of Healthy Watersheds is compatible, supportive, and in preservation and City of Salinas and coordination with the larger issue (beyond water quality) of sustainability and the State's Central Coast protection of hydrologic Greater Monterey Flood/Watershed Global Warming Solutions Act. With this concept proposal the RWQCB is encouraging 35 RWQCB processes Area Water Quality Management organizations to implement green infrastructure projects. ? Concept ? With this concept proposal the RWQCB is encouraging organizations to work with farmers to implement irrigation and nutrient management projects. The RWQCB's Vision of Healthy Watersheds calls for watershed protection through the implementation of irrigation efficiency, and nutrient as well as pesticide and sediment management on agricultural lands. This includes conducting irrigation evaluations and corresponding actions designed to address pollutant loading from tailwater, creating un-farmed buffers that improve water quality (e.g. filter and infiltrate runoff), and protecting or improving habitat (e.g. stabilize streambanks and shade streams) between intensive agriculture and wetland/riparian areas. Healthy Functioning Salinas Watershed The Central Coast Water Board has prioritized implementation in the Salinas watershed and Watersheds: irrigation and impaired other impaired waterbodies included in the Greater Monterey County. Irrigation and efficiency and nutrient waterbodies within Nutrient Management, especially related to protection of shallow domestic drinking water Central Coast management on the Greater wells continues to be one of the Water Board‘s highest priorities. Implementation would be 36 RWQCB agricultural lands Monterey Area Water Quality carried out via various partnering organizations in collaboration with growers. ? Concept ? Concept (Could be a component This is being offered as an Monitoring Water Watersheds The Watershed Institute is offering to conduct monitoring for IRWMP projects, as requested of an "add-on" component to CSUMB Watershed Quality Improvements throughout the GMC and as needed, to test water quality as a result of urban, suburban, rural, and agricultural Implementation other projects; not a stand- 37 Institute with BMPs region Water Quality management practices. N/A Project) ? alone project. Groundwater overdraft, groundwater quality, and surface water quality are all water resource issues in the East Side hydrologic zone of the Salinas Valley. These issues can be addressed in a phased approach providing multiple benefits for a broad range of stakeholders. This project concept is being put forth in light of the potential for a) multi- stakeholder collaboration to achieve broad-based benefits (urban, rural community, agricultural, environment); b) technical and planning needs that are likely to be common with other projects for our region; and c) adding to the regional water planning and water quality protection dialogue. The goals of the project include: 1) Convey, treat, recharge, and re-use excess water sources (winter flows, storm water, tailwater, and urban waste water) to reverse groundwater overdraft and improve groundwater quality; 2) Collection and conveyance of irrigation tailwater and stormwater runoff to percolation ponds for treatment and recharge and/or release to surface water for recharge; 3) Collection and Groundwater and conveyance of recycled urban water from Soledad, Gonzales, and/or Chualar to treatment Surface water solutions East Side hydrologic and recharge areas. Similar to the Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project, this water source Monterey County : East Side of the zone of the Salinas could be treated and blended with one or more of the other sources (winter river 38 Farm Bureau Salinas Valley Valley Water Quality Water Supply diversions; stormwater; tailwater) and potentially re-used or recharged. NA Concept NA This project will assess the water quality impacts of approximately 40 miles of unpaved roads that are located on land owned by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency (Agency) and will create a plan to address these impacts. These roads drain directly or Approximately, indirectly into either the San Antonio Reservoir in Monterey County or the Nacimiento $250,000 in Reservoir located in San Luis Obispo County. The majority of the land owned by the Agency funding will be around the reservoirs has historically been used for cattle grazing leases; many of these required to assess Agency property roads have delivered a significant amount of sediment into the reservoirs. The excess roads and create a located around San sediment impairs water quality and may be a means of carrying other pollutants such as plan to upgrade Monterey County MCWRA Reservoir Roads Antonio Reservoir Mercury into these water bodies. The need for this project was first documented in the San all Agency roads Water Resources Assessment and and in northern SLO Antonio and Nacimiento River Watershed Management Plan (known as the Nacitone Plan); near the 39 Agency Upgrade project County Water Quality Water Supply it was listed as a high priority project. ? Concept reservoirs. 1 Program manager (~$80- 100k/yr. 2. Project funds. RCDMC will serve as the program lead with regular guidance from a Rural Roads Technical Current projects Advisory Committee, in providing education and training on rural roads drainage in need include: techniques, on-site technical assistance, and funding for road erosion assessments, project a. Pico Blanco Boy design and permitting, and road drainage project implementation. The outreach aspects of Scout Camp road the program will include demonstration workshops and trainings, outreach material The Monterey County Rural Roads (~$20k for development and public communications. The TAC will help to develop and review criteria Erosion Assistance Program will assessment;) b. to select road association projects that will receive funding as well as assess program have three main phases: Santa Lucia success. Road association projects that are selected will require 50% of the project costs to 1. Startup (under current funding), Conservancy be contributed by the road association. This match share will be from in-kind services 2. Program-building (with and for Roads (under All watersheds of and/or cash contributions. In addition to the match share, a long-term maintenance future funding), 3. Fully- $50k); c. Old Rural Roads Erosion Monterey County agreement will be required as part of the project. Success will be measured by the amount functioning program and adaptive Coast Road RCD of Monterey Assistance Program for within the Natural Resources of reduction in sedimentation coming from rural unsurfaced roads and from surfaced roads management (based on phase 2 remaining 40 County Monterey County GMCIRWMP region Water Quality Enhancement Elkhorn not maintained. that are Slough is currently listed as a 303(d) impaired waterbody. Uncontrolled runoff from success). Concept projects ($500k - hillslope agricultural lands threatens Elkhorn Slough‘s sensitive wetland and estuarine system. While agriculture is vital to Monterey County‘s economy, erosion of agricultural land is a major cause of nutrient loading, sedimentation, and pesticide impacts on this and other waterbodies in the region. The proposed project focuses on protecting the waters of the Elkhorn Slough by reducing nonpoint source pollution from its principal tributaries. This project is a collaboration led by the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County 1. Program (RCDMC) to protect the slough by addressing the causes of nonpoint source pollution and coordinator mitigating the symptoms. The project will enhance water quality by controlling the source annual salary of erosion by implementing non-engineered and engineered agricultural soil conservation ($80-100k); 2. practices (BMPs) upslope of watershed wetlands and riparian areas. Project partners will Seasonal field include the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF), the Agricultural Land Based Training assistance: $30- North Monterey Association (ALBA), the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine and Research Reserve (ESNERR), 50k; 3. Program County farmlands the County of Monterey Agriculture Department, and the USDA Natural Resources transportation and North Monterey County (Gabilan, Moro Cojo, Conservation Service (NRCS). This program places particular emphasis on meeting needs of incidental Winter Hillside Farm and Carneros Cr the region‘s historically underserved Hispanic farming community, which constitutes 80% of supplies: $15k; 4. RCD of Monterey Erosion Control watersheds the farmers in the watershed, for which materials and service will be provided in Spanish Field supplies: 41 County Program primarily) Water Quality and English. ? Concept $10k Water Supply This project will extract groundwater from under the Salinas Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facility using two new wells with nearby monitoring wells to assess performance and success.The extraction will demonstrate enhanced percolation of IWTF effluent from the disposal ponds and percolation beds while producing high quality water.The City has identified multiple potential beneficial uses for extracted water including the The four phases of the project following:Transfer to the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency for high quality (Administration and Management, diluent in its groundwater recharge project; Use as low-salt feed water for potential upgrade Siting and Design, Construction, to potable water for the City of Salinas;Use as low-salt feed water for Marina Coast Water Monitoring and Tracking) will be District desalination project; Use after some desalting for agricultural irrigation or without completed within three years of City of Salinas desalting for non-agricultural irrigation water (golf course, playing fields, etc.);Discharge to funding. The City expects no $655,875; Industrial Wastewater the Salinas River for reuse by others when withdrawn at the inflatable dam. The potential technical delays in project $218,625; Treatment Facility South Davis Road, quantity of water now exceeds 1,000 acre feet annually and could increase to several times implementation. The project can $874,875 42 City of Salinas Groundwater Extraction in Salinas Water Supply Water Quality that amount as the IWS grows. Enhanced water quality would allow for more diverse usage. start when funding is received. Implementation Design and construct Phase II of the Soledad Water Reclamation Project. The 5.5 MGD Water Reclamation Facility was substantially complete on February 24, 2010. This project would include completion of design of a recycle water delivery system to both agricultural and recreation areas in and near the City of Soledad. This project would also include research on the use of recycle water for agricultural uses. The City of Soledad, surrounding farms and neighboring communities of Gonzales and Greenfield would be included in $45,795,000 feasibility studies for delivery of wastewater from the neighboring communities for The city anticipates that from the (requested funds treatment at the City of Soledad Water Reclamation facility. This would make the project start up date, it can complete the & total project have regional significance in that if the project were to come to fruition it would have the work within a 24 month period. cost); $0 Soledad Recycled Water benefit of taking wastewater currently being treated in secondary pond systems to Title 22 The project can begin once funding matching funds 43 City of Soledad Project City of Soledad Water Supply Water Quality recycle water, thus improving the groundwater quality in the Salinas River aquifer. We would like to start the project Implementation is received. The project is a continuation of initial linings which first occurred in 1998 in co-operation as soon as possible. If the grant is with PG&E and will continue, subject to available funds into the future until all water awarded, 4 reservoirs would be containment; both canals and reservoirs are lined. Currently the applicants have 6 done in the corresponding reservoirs lined along with approximately 6 miles of canals. The remaining canals and summer. Certain canals and reservoirs have been provided on an additional sheet. San Bernabe historically has done all reservoirs can be done only in the preliminary dirt work and have used outside contractors such as Sierra Geotechnical Nov. and Dec. and are dependent and D and S Construction for the actual install of the membrane. The lining or membrane is on winter conditions for composed of extruded polypropylene in a 7 layer composite structure which is waterproof implementation and completion. Applicant will San Bernabe and impact proof. Linings are installed in the non use months for water, which is November Due to weather and the need to be contribute to a Vineyards extends 1 to January 15. Applicants have seen a 99% reduction in water loss due to the install on-line for frost, a conservative minimum total of from the Bridge at which relates to reduced energy, both electrical and diesel due to reduced pumping both at estimate would be 5 years to 25% match; Delicato Vineyards & San Bernabe Lining King City to the the wells and lift stations. Lining the structures not only prevents percolation and required complete the project with the $2,281,000 44 PG&E Project Bridge at San Lucas Water Supply pumping, but can provide habitat for waterfowl 365 days per year. exception of the previously listed Implementation The Regional Desalination Project is included in the Coastal Water Project Final EIR; therefore CEQA The Regional Desalination Project will provide approximately 10,500 AFY of potable water to documentation is completed. NEPA both the California American Water Company and Marina Coast Water District service areas. documentation is currently The project consists of a reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant (plus ancillary facilities), underway with the Bureau of producing 10 million gallons per day of product (potable) water. The plant will be supplied Reclamation acting as the federal with seawater-intruded brackish groundwater as feedwater, with the water extracted from lead agency; NEPA is being wells screened in the 180-Foot Pressure Aquifer and located along the Monterey Bay conducted on the project in order coastline. These wells will act as an extraction barrier to future seawater intrusion in the to permit receipt of federal Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin and serve to remediate the 180-Foot Aquifer by drawing funding, should it become Project spans an more water from the ocean-side of the barrier and less from the basin side. Project facilities available. There are multiple Requested Funds area from north of will include temporary onsite storage of the desalinated water, a pipeline to convey brine milestones for each of the project TBD; Matching the City of Marina to from the desalination plant to Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency‘s existing components. The project is Funds TBD; Total Marina Coast Water Regional Desalination the Monterey ocean outfall, distribution pumping, treated water conveyance pipelines, and facilities for anticipated to begin construction Project Cost 45 District Project Peninsula Water Supply seasonal storage of unused product water. in 2011 and begin operating in Implementation $330,000,000 Design and environmental documentation are complete; The Regional Urban Water Augmentation Project (RUWAP) is a key component of the RUWAP is CEQA and NEPA regionally-developed Monterey Regional Water Supply Program (formerly the Water for compliant and all necessary Monterey County Program), a portfolio of projects developed to meet current and future permits have been acquired. water needs in Monterey County. RUWAP will provide up to 3,000 AFY of Title 22 disinfected Remaining actions include From Salinas Valley recycled water, produced by the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency at the completion of Recycled Water User Reclamation Plant Salinas Valley Reclamation Plant (SVRP), to the Ford Ord Redevelopment area, MCWD Agreements and filing documents just north of the City service area and ultimately Monterey Peninsula for urban irrigation. Recycled water use in for coverage under the new Requested Funds of Marina, south these areas will offset potable water use. The project will include a connection to the SVRP, General Permit for Landscape TBD; Matching Regional Urban Water through the City of a new recycled water distribution system, one storage tank (the Blackhorse Reservoir), and Irrigation Uses of Municipal Funds TBD; Total Marina Coast Water Augmentation Project Marina and into the two pump stations (the Water Augmentation Pumping Plant or WAPP and the 5th Avenue Recycled Water. RUWAP is ready Project Cost 46 District (RUWAP) former Ft. Ord Water Supply Pump Station). for construction, but it is Implementation $40,800,000 The Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA) is proposing to implement the MCWRA is hopeful to begin the Granite Ridge Regional Water Supply Project to alleviate existing water supply and water environmental compliance and quality deficiencies in the Granite Ridge Region of northern Monterey County. The Project design activities in the summer of will enable MCWRA to improve the reliability of water supply by interconnecting existing 2010. CEQA Documentation (9-12 smaller systems into a consolidated water supply system with a new groundwater well to Months) April 2011; Project Design improve supply reliability. Groundwater is the single source of water supply for the Granite (9 months) December 2011; Ridge area and is highly limited due to an underlying granitic formation. As a result, Permits & ROW Acquisition (12 In the northern Monterey County and the MCWRA are proposing the Project to serve existing lots of record months) April 2012; Construction Monterey County portion of Monterey experiencing water supply problems in the Granite Ridge area. The Project will enable (18 months) October 2012; $6,000,000; Water Resources Granite Ridge Regional County, near MCWRA to provide potable water service in a way that complies with U. S. EPA and Project Completion (2 1/2 years) $20,500,000; 47 Agency Water Supply Project Prunedale Water Supply California Department of Public Health drinking water standards. October 2012. Implementation $26,500,000 The project is technically feasible and is expected to start up April 2011. Tasks 1-4 (Public Education/ Outreach, Boater Screening, The purpose of this project is to provide an inspection process to lakes in the County that Inspection Station, and Lakes Nacimiento assesses and manages the risks of aquatic invasive species ("AIS", specifically zebra and/or Enforcement) will be implemented and San Antonio, in Quagga mussels) without shutting the waters to all recreational boating. The transport of May – September 2011. Task 5 Monterey County Aquatic Invasive southern Monterey AIS vectors by trailered, recreational boaters is not the only way such vectors may enter a (Grant Administration) will be $471,000; Water Resources Species Inspection and northern SLO watershed. As a controllable point of entry, however, vehicle inspection programs have implemented April – November $160,000; 48 Agency Program counties Water Supply proven useful in reducing the spread of AIS in other regions of the country. 2011. Implementation $631,000 The purpose of the project is to examine the feasibility and options for the construction of an interlake tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio. During the winter season, this tunnel would transfer extra rainwater that would be released which travels down the Salinas River and ends up wasted in the Pacific Ocean. The water from these two lakes would then be used downstream for groundwater recharge, abatement of salt water Interlake Road intrusion, and the promotion of fish habitats. Increasing the total available supply of water $447,500; Nacimiento Regional Nacimiento – San between Lake will benefit all of these uses, industries and communities. The goal of this project phase is $147,500; Water Management Antonio Interlake Nacimiento and Lake Flood/Watershed to procure funding for a feasibility study which would address the potential to engineer, The Planning and Feasibility Implementation $595,000 49 Advisory Committee Tunnel Feasibility Study San Antonio Water Supply Management permit, construct and operate a tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio. should take one and a half years. (Planning) The project described in this concept proposal represents a sustainable solution to water supply in the Highlands South/Granite Ridge subareas of the northern portion of Monterey County. The project consists of a conveyance pipeline that starts near Castroville and runs along Castroville Boulevard and ties in to the Granite Ridge Distribution System (which for the purposes of this project is assumed to be built). Along the conveyance pipeline alignment, there are laterals / spurs that would provide water to smaller areas along the pipeline route. This project would build upon the success of the Granite Ridge Distribution Project (GRDP), which provides water to an area of Monterey County that is in great need of a sustainable water supply solution. The GRDP is listed as another project in the GMC In the northern IRWMP, and utilizes water from two wells and distributes the water via pumps, storage Monterey County portion of Monterey tanks, and pipelines. Conversely, the GREP utilizes the existing infrastructure from the Water Resources Granite Ridge Expansion County, near GRDP and augments the water supply of surrounding areas, with a different source of 50 Agency Project (tentative name) Prunedale Water Supply water. NA Concept ? At the Nacimiento This project is currently in its Dam hydroelectric conceptual stage. A feasibility power site (in SLO study will need to be conducted County); benefits prior to final design in order to GMC region via develop flow parameters, dynamic increased energy head set points, and power efficiency for generation criteria in order to Monterey County Nacimiento Dam MCWRA effectively size the proposed hydro- Water Resources Hydroelectric Plant hydroelectric Replace hydroelectric power generator unit No.2 at the Nacimiento Dam Hydroelectric Plant power turbine and associated 51 Agency Upgrade operations… Water Supply to increase hydro-power generation efficiency. generator. Concept ? Rehabilitate the downstream control system on the Low Level Outlet Works at Nacimiento Dam. The rehabilitation will include the following. Replacement of all six, 24‖ valves; five of which would be replaced with plug type valves and one would be upgraded to a new gate type valve. Replacing/upgrading existing valves will increase operational flexibility in that regulation of discharge flows could occur in five of the six valves; one valve will have to remain a gate type valve due to local space limitations. All new valves shall be This project is currently in its At the Nacimiento electronically and/or hydraulically actuated to increase efficiency in implementing reservoir conceptual stage. Prior to Dam site (in SLO release changes. New gooseneck discharge diffusers shall be installed adjacent to associated implementation of the This project will also safely County); however, valves, and designed to reduce erosion within the concrete stilling basin. The concrete aforementioned rehabilitation, allow bypass of the hydro Monterey County Nacimiento Dam Low benefits GMC region stilling basin shall be structurally reinforced to prevent further erosion. Protective steel engineering/design will need to be electric power plant for Water Resources Level Outlet Works via improved dam covers/grating above the stilling basin have deteriorated and need be replaced along with conducted to determine all the increased releases and 52 Agency Rehabilitation operations Water Supply security fencing around the perimeter of the downstream control structure. appropriate project parameters. Concept ? maintenance activities. The associated butterfly valve is operated/exercised via its original hydraulic operator system. Since its installation in 1965, the butterfly valve and associated operator/control systems have been subject to normal operational wear and tear. However the butterfly valve‘s operator appears to be experiencing difficulty in effecting complete valve closure in a desired time period. From prior studies it has been determined that with some rehabilitation to the valve‘s operator system a complete valve closure can be obtained in a more effective and efficient manor. Rehabilitation to the existing butterfly valve system This project is currently in its would include the following. Installation of a new hydraulic operator system; including conceptual stage. Prior to hydraulic control panel, ram, latching system, and associated mechanical appurtenances. implementation of the Current operation of the existing butterfly valve is conducted within the valve chamber. The aforementioned rehabilitation, Monterey County San Antonio Dam Lake San Antonio in new hydraulic operator system shall have the capability to operate/exercise the butterfly engineering/design will need to be Water Resources Butterfly Valve Operator Southern Monterey valve locally (in the valve chamber) as well as remotely (in the control house). Video conducted to determine all the 53 Agency System Rehabilitation County Water Supply surveillance cameras shall be installed to visually verify remote operations. appropriate project parameters. Concept ? In the last twenty years the concept of constructing a hydro electric power plant at San Antonio Dam had been considered as a green source of electrical power to sell to PG&E at a premium kw/hr rate. The concept of a San Antonio Dam hydro electric power plant would be structurally similar to that which exists at Nacimiento Dam. The power plant structure would be an all-weather type facility and will house turbines, generators, controls and electrical equipment. The San Antonio power plant would also work in concert with the controlled releases for ground water recharge to the lower Salinas River Valley. It is anticipated that the controlled releases from San Antonio Dam will continue to be less than Developing a feasibility South Monterey that of Nacimiento Dam and therefore the San Antonio power plant would potentially have a study and final design, and Monterey County County, near lower production rate of electricity than the Nacimiento power plant. Even though the San securing sources of Water Resources San Antonio Dam Hydro Bradley on the San Antonio power plant may have less production capacity of electricity than the Nacimiento funding may be 54 Agency Electric Power Plant Antonio River Water Supply power plant, there would be an added source for green electrical energy. ? Concept ? problematic. The project described in this concept proposal asks the question, ―Can the Salinas River Diversion Facility‘s functionality be expanded?‖ The need comes from the desire to utilize the water in Monterey County with increasing effectiveness. Monterey County receives no water from sources outside of itself, therefore needs to be both effective and efficient with the resources it does have. The Monterey County Water Resources Agencyproposes to develop this concept as a feasibility analysis that would evaluate possible alternatives that could increase Salinas River Diversion Facility (SRDF) functionality. Now that the SRDF is a reality, the Agency has an opportunity to step back and evaluate possible ways the Areas within the functionality of the facility could be expanded beneficially. Increased functionality could be Monterey County Salinas River Diversion Salinas Valley in found with: 1) develop an urban water supply component, 2) expand the availability of Water Resources Facility Expansion Monterey County water for agricultural use, and 3) other alternatives that may come from an alternatives 55 Agency Concept TBD Water Supply identification analysis. ? Concept ? The Salinas River Diversion Facility Solar Enhancement Project will consist of a solar energy field located on property owned by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency around Some of the challenges of Lake Nacimiento in relatively near proximity to the substation that currently serves the the project include the hydroelectric project. The Salinas River Diversion Facility consists of four 300 horsepower following: conducting the MCWRA property, pumps that will extract water from the Salinas River that will, after treatment, be added necessary technical Monterey County Salinas River Diversion adjacent to Lake into the recycled water storage pond for delivery to the 12,000 acres of agricultural fields in studies, completion of Water Resources Facility Solar Energy Nacimiento and San the project. Providing solar power into the grid to offset the power requirements of these Environmental documents, 56 Agency Enhancement Project Antonio Water Supply large pumps will add to the combined benefits of all of these projects. ? Concept ? and obtaining funding. The Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) is evaluating plans to construct an additional 6,000 kW cogeneration plant on the southern side of its landfill site, immediately adjacent to the proposed Regional Desalination Project facilities. The combined power from both the existing and new MRWMD cogeneration facilities would be sufficient to provide all of the power needed for operation of the Regional Desalination Project facilities, specifically the desalination water treatment plant and distribution pumping. The power would be delivered to the Regional Desalination Project through a new power transmission On MRWMD line running directly from the MRWMD cogeneration facilities to a substation at the property, located in desalination plant. Powering the Regional Desalination Project from the MRWMD north Marina Cogeneration Facility provides the following benefits: Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Monterey Regional adjacent to the and Carbon footprint for the Regional Desalination Project, Power potentially provided at a Waste Management Monterey Regional MRWPCA's Regional cost lower than buying from PG&E, Power will not be required from PG&E on a regular 57 District Cogeneration Facility Treatment Plant Water Supply basis. ? Concept ? The purpose of the project is to plan, engineer, permit, construct and operate of an interlake tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio. Lake Nacimiento and Lake The Nacimiento–San Antonio San Antonio are manmade reservoirs within the Salinas River Basin that provide a number Interlake Tunnel Project is divided of vital functions to the area. These functions consist of flood control, water supply and into 3 Phases for the feasibility recreation. Rain water and runoff from the surrounding watershed is typically stored during study, development and winter months and then released in a controlled fashion during the dry summer months. construction of the Project. The The water supply is used for ground water recharge in the Salinas Valley via releases from entire project in broken down as: both lakes which combine in the upper Salinas River. Flood control is achieved by retaining Phase 1 -Planning and Feasibility water and limiting flow in the Nacimiento and San Antonio rivers during winter storm (one and one half years), Phase 2 - Nacimiento - San Interlake Road events. This captured water stored in the two lakes would be used later in the dryer seasons Public outreach and environmental Nacimiento Regional Antonio Interlake between Lake as release water which would flow downstream for groundwater recharge, abatement of salt impact (one year), and Phase 3 - Water Management Tunnel Design & Nacimiento and Lake Flood/Watershed water intrusion, and the promotion of fish habitats. Increasing the total available supply of Construction (approximately two 58 Advisory Committee Construction Proposal San Antonio Water Supply Management water will benefit all of these uses, industries and communities. years). Concept ?
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