DWR announces local groundwater assistance grants

The Department of Water Resources announces the award of grants under the Local Groundwater Assistance Fund.


SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 2, 2003 -- The Department of Water Resources announces the award of grants under the Local Groundwater Assistance Fund.

Grants totaling $5,784,506 are being awarded to 26 public agencies from throughout the State to perform groundwater studies, and conduct groundwater monitoring and management activities.

A listing of the agencies and projects receiving grants may be obtained through the Division of Planning and Local Assistance web site at: http://www.dpla2.water.ca.gov/grants-loans/ab303/index.shtml

The goal of the Local Groundwater Management Assistance Act of 2000 (Assembly Bill 303) is to help local agencies better understand how to manage groundwater resources effectively to ensure the safe production, quality, and storage of groundwater in the State.

Intense groundwater management program interest by local agencies is reflected in the receipt this fiscal year of 69 proposals requesting more than $15 million.

The Department of Water Resources operates and maintains the State Water Project, provides dam safety and flood control and inspection services, assists local water districts in water management and water conservation planning, and plans for future statewide water needs.

Visit DWR's web site at http://www.water.ca.gov/

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