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Department of Conservation Awards $1.5M in Grants to Support State’s Groundwater Management Plan

Last week the California Department of Conservation, (DOC) announced the award of five watershed coordinator grants of nearly $1.5 million to organizations throughout the state within medium- and high-priority groundwater basins. A watershed coordinator is a position that the state funds for a local government or non-profit to work with local stakeholders …

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CVWD extends lease with County for Lake Cahuilla

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors on Jan. 26 approved a one-year extension of its 50-year lease with Riverside County for the use of Lake Cahuilla Veterans Memorial Park in La Quinta. As the terminus of the Coachella Canal, the lake has provided water service to farms …

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SWRCB Adopts New Rule for Winery Wastewater

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted a new general order last week detailing  how wastewater is processed and discharged at wineries in California. According to a release by the SWRCB, the order will protect groundwater and surface water quality while also giving wineries flexibility in selection of compliance …

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Olivenhain GM Appointed to County Water Authority Board

Olivenhain Municipal Water District General Manager Kimberly Thorner was seated earlier this month for her first board meeting as OMWD’s representative on the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors. Thorner was unanimously appointed to the position by OMWD’s board at its November 18, 2020 meeting and she was …

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