State funding helps pay for valley groundwater projects

May 4, 2022
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
A groundwater recharge pond brims with water in this 2020 photo of the Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District recharge facility in Kern County. State funding will help kickstart more such recharge ponds and other projects to help agencies bring depleted San Joaquin Valley aquifers into balance. CREDIT: Lois Henry
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Jesse Vad, SJV Water


For a full list of groundwater projects that received a slice of funding from the $150 million awarded by the Department of Water Resources CLICK HERE.

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Multiple San Joaquin Valley groundwater projects got a significant shot of state funding this week to kickstart recharge, and other, projects.

On Monday, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced $150 million was awarded to 20 agencies through its first round of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program. That includes almost $84 million for 11 agencies in the San Joaquin Valley.

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