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Hydrogeology and water supply in Salinas Valley, Monterey County, California
The solution to the water resource problems within the Salinas Valley had been known since at least 1946. The best solution, proposed at that time by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), recognized that sufficient supplemental water could be developed within the basin recognizing the need to transfer water from the Forebay Area to the Pressure and East Side areas. The Salinas Valley Ground Water Basin Hydrology Panel urged Monterey County Water Resources Agency to focus on completion of the extraction facilities and conveyance system similar to those outlined in the DWR Bulletin 52 in 1946; to continue studies pertaining to fertilizer application, irrigation practices, plant growth, movement of water past the root zone, and groundwater contamination; to use the studies to develop and demonstrate improved irrigation and fertilizer management methods that farmers could adopt; to continue to evaluate seawater intrusion monitoring data; and to continue surface water and ground water monitoring program for quantity and quality and to evaluate the data to ensure that the information was adequate for effective management of water resources.
Monterey County Water Resources Agency
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"1995 - Hydrogeology and Water Supply of Salinas Valley, White Paper by Salinas Valley Ground Water Basin Hydrology Conference" (2018). Monterey County Water Resources Agency Water Reports. 25.