A 2003 Engineer’s Report describing the technical basis for a new assessment that would fund the capital, operation and maintenance costs of the Salinas Valley Water Project. The project would include the operation and maintenance of existing reservoirs, construction of the Nacimiento Dam Spillway Modifications, and construction of the Salinas River Diversion Facility. The project would be implemented by the Monterey County Resources Agency to meet the water supply goals of the Salinas Valley – halting seawater intrusion, continuing conservation of winter flows for recharge of the basin through summer releases, providing flood protection; improving long-term hydrologic balance between recharge and withdrawal, and providing a sufficient water supply to meet water needs through 2030.
A 2007 Engineer’s Report prepared in order to document the basis of the delivery charges for recipients of water delivered from the Salinas River Diversion Facility that necessitated the development of a financing plan for the capital improvements, the annual operation and maintenance costs for those improvements, and the annual operations and maintenance costs of the existing facilities.
2017, October - Recommendations to Address the Expansion of Seawater Intrusion in the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin
This report provides a discussion of the current knowledge and related background information surrounding seawater intrusion pathways and potential impacts thereof on the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin. The report also serves as a body of evidence to catalogue the findings used to support the six recommendations presented. Each recommendation can be implemented on its own or in concert with the others, and the relative importance of each is discussed individually in this report. However, the recommendations are conceptualized as a comprehensive solution that, along with continued operation of projects that have been constructed for the same purpose, have the strongest potential to ensure success in slowing or halting further seawater intrusion when implemented simultaneously.