The Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency is installing monitoring wells as part of the implementation of the 180/400-Foot Aquifer Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). The new monitoring wells add required data to a network of existing monitoring wells.
Construction of four monitoring wells began in September 2023. So far, the Deep Aquifer-1 (DA-1), Deep Aquifer-3 (DA-3) and Interconnected Surface Water (ISW) monitoring wells have been completed. Construction on the final well, DA-2, begins in early December.
In 2022, the SVBGSA applied and was awarded the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Round 1 Implementation Grant funds. The $7.6 million grant supports the implementation of the GSP including compliance reporting and data expansion activities in the 180/400-Foot Aquifer Subbasin.