Conceptual Model Development

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Conceptual Model DevelopmentConceptual Model Development

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1SNMP ExecSummSNMP ExecSumm (Details)Dec 28, 2016414 times
2SNMP Front MaterialSNMP Front Material (Details)Dec 28, 2016197 times
3SNMP Section 1 IntroductionSNMP Section 1 Introduction (Details)Dec 28, 2016182 times
4SNMP Section 2 CV RegionSNMP Section 2 CV Region (Details)Dec 28, 2016150 times
5SNMP Section 3 S&N ConditionsSNMP Section 3 S&N Conditions (Details)Dec 28, 2016260 times
6SNMP Section 4 SNMP StrategySNMP Section 4 SNMP Strategy (Details)Dec 28, 2016283 times
7SNMP Section 5 Surveillance Monitoring ProgramSNMP Section 5 Surveillance Monitoring Program (Details)Dec 28, 2016229 times
8SNMP Section 6 Environmental & Economics AnalysesSNMP Section 6 Environmental & Economics Analyses (Details)Dec 28, 2016166 times
9SNMP Section 7 ReferencesSNMP Section 7 References (Details)Dec 28, 2016173 times
10Attachment A CoverAttachment A Cover (Details)Dec 28, 2016103 times
11A 1 Groundwater Management Zone PolicyA 1 Groundwater Management Zone Policy (Details)Dec 28, 2016189 times
12A 2 Nitrate Permitting StrategyA 2 Nitrate Permitting Strategy (Details)Dec 28, 2016151 times
13A 3 Salinity Management StrategyA 3 Salinity Management Strategy (Details)Dec 28, 2016208 times
14A 4 Exceptions PolicyA 4 Exceptions Policy (Details)Dec 28, 2016150 times
15A 5 AGR PolicyA 5 AGR Policy (Details)Dec 28, 2016134 times
16A 6 Salinity Variance PolicyA 6 Salinity Variance Policy (Details)Dec 28, 2016160 times
17A 7 Offsets PolicyA 7 Offsets Policy (Details)Dec 28, 2016124 times
18A 8 Drought & Water ConservationA 8 Drought & Water Conservation (Details)Dec 28, 2016132 times
19A 9 SMCL PolicyA 9 SMCL Policy (Details)Dec 28, 2016166 times
20A 10 ACP GuidelinesA 10 ACP Guidelines (Details)Dec 28, 2016148 times
21A 11 Maximum Benefit FindingsA 11 Maximum Benefit Findings (Details)Dec 28, 2016113 times
22Attachment B DocumentationAttachment B Documentation (Details)Dec 28, 2016184 times
23Attachment C DocumentationAttachment C Documentation (Details)Dec 28, 2016118 times
24Attachment D CoverAttachment D Cover (Details)Dec 28, 2016101 times
25D 1 SNMP Glossary of TermsD 1 SNMP Glossary of Terms (Details)Dec 28, 2016120 times
26D 2 CVSALTS Stakeholder ProcessD 2 CVSALTS Stakeholder Process (Details)Dec 28, 2016118 times
27D 3 Alternative Proposal OptionsD 3 Alternative Proposal Options (Details)Dec 28, 2016148 times
28D 4 Prioritization MethodologyD 4 Prioritization Methodology (Details)Dec 28, 2016157 times
29A 2 Nitrate Permitting Strategy 110816 CleanA 2 Nitrate Permitting Strategy 110816 Clean (Details)Nov 09, 2016109 times
30SNMP ExecSumm 110816SNMP ExecSumm 110816 (Details)Nov 09, 2016189 times
31C 4 SNMP Glossary of Terms 110816C 4 SNMP Glossary of Terms 110816 (Details)Nov 09, 201691 times
32A 1 Groundwater Management Zone Policy 110116 CleanA 1 Groundwater Management Zone Policy 110116 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016100 times
33A 3 Salinity Management Strategy 110116 CleanA 3 Salinity Management Strategy 110116 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016152 times
34A 4 Exceptions Policy 110216 CleanA 4 Exceptions Policy 110216 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016153 times
35A 5 AGR Policy 110116 CleanA 5 AGR Policy 110116 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016166 times
36A 6 Salinity Variance Policy 110116 CleanA 6 Salinity Variance Policy 110116 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016101 times
37A 7 Offsets Policy 110116 CleanA 7 Offsets Policy 110116 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 201692 times
38A 8 Drought & Water Conservation 110116 CleanA 8 Drought & Water Conservation 110116 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 201689 times
39A 9 SMCL Policy 1110116 CleanA 9 SMCL Policy 1110116 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016192 times
40A 10 ACP Guidelines 110216 CleanA 10 ACP Guidelines 110216 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016134 times
41A 11 Maximum Benefit Findings 110116 CleanA 11 Maximum Benefit Findings 110116 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016107 times
42Attachment B Documentation 110216Attachment B Documentation 110216 (Details)Nov 04, 2016103 times
43SNMP Front Material 110316 CleanSNMP Front Material 110316 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016108 times
44SNMP Section 1 Introduction 110316 CleanSNMP Section 1 Introduction 110316 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016110 times
45SNMP Section 2 CV Region 110316 CleanSNMP Section 2 CV Region 110316 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016135 times
46SNMP Section 3 S&N Conditions 110316 CleanSNMP Section 3 S&N Conditions 110316 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016146 times
47SNMP Section 4 SNMP Strategy 110316 CleanSNMP Section 4 SNMP Strategy 110316 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016148 times
48SNMP Section 6 References 110316 CleanSNMP Section 6 References 110316 Clean (Details)Nov 04, 2016111 times
49A 1 Groundwater Management Zone Policy 091216A 1 Groundwater Management Zone Policy 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016190 times
50A 2 Nitrate Permitting Strategy 091216A 2 Nitrate Permitting Strategy 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016164 times
51A 4 Exceptions Policy 091216A 4 Exceptions Policy 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016152 times
52A 5 AGR Policy 091216A 5 AGR Policy 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016147 times
53A 7 Offsets Policy 091216A 7 Offsets Policy 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016147 times
54A 8 Drought & Water Conservation 091216A 8 Drought & Water Conservation 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016143 times
55A 9 SMCL Policy 091216A 9 SMCL Policy 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016147 times
56A 10 ACP Guidelines 0901216A 10 ACP Guidelines 0901216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016157 times
57A 11 Maximum Benefit Findings 091216A 11 Maximum Benefit Findings 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016142 times
58SNMP Front Material 091216SNMP Front Material 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016138 times
59SNMP Section 1 Introduction 091216SNMP Section 1 Introduction 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016176 times
60SNMP Section 2 CV Region 091216SNMP Section 2 CV Region 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016349 times
61SNMP Section 3 S&N Conditions 091216SNMP Section 3 S&N Conditions 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016302 times
62SNMP Section 4 CVSNMP 091216SNMP Section 4 CVSNMP 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016309 times
63SNMP Section 5 References 091216SNMP Section 5 References 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016280 times
64A 3 Salinity Management Strategy 0901216A 3 Salinity Management Strategy 0901216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016270 times
65Revised P&O Task List Table 082916Revised P&O Task List Table 082916 (Details)Sep 12, 2016215 times
66A 6 Salinity Variance Policy 091216A 6 Salinity Variance Policy 091216 (Details)Sep 12, 2016284 times
67LWA SNMP Sections 072916LWA SNMP Sections 072916 (Details)Jul 29, 2016349 times
68LWA SNMP Appendices 072916LWA SNMP Appendices 072916 (Details)Jul 29, 2016314 times
69SNMP Comment Response Table 072916SNMP Comment Response Table 072916 (Details)Jul 29, 2016283 times
70AID Management Zone Report FINAL May 2016 072916AID Management Zone Report FINAL May 2016 072916 (Details)Jul 29, 2016314 times
71AID Main Report Comment Response Table 072916AID Main Report Comment Response Table 072916 (Details)Jul 29, 2016291 times
72AID Extreme Ag Scenario Comment Response Table 072916AID Extreme Ag Scenario Comment Response Table 072916 (Details)Jul 29, 2016274 times
73Hi Res Comment Response Table 063016Hi Res Comment Response Table 063016 (Details)Jul 05, 2016308 times
74Updated Groundwater Quality Analysis and High Resolution Mapping for Central Valley Salt and Nitrate Management PlanUpdated Groundwater Quality Analysis and High Resolution Mapping for Central Valley Salt and Nitrate Management Plan (Details)Jul 05, 2016456 times
75HighResolutionTM Attachment Final 20160701HighResolutionTM Attachment Final 20160701 (Details)Jul 05, 2016606 times
76ICM Scope July 30 12ICM Scope July 30 12 (Details)Apr 01, 2016193 times
77Conceptual Model Scope OutlineConceptual Model Scope Outline (Details)Apr 01, 2016196 times
78Phase II_Task 3_Technical Memorandum_070814_FINALPhase II_Task 3_Technical Memorandum_070814_FINAL (Details)Jul 08, 2014798 times
79Phase II_Task 3_Comment Response Summary_070814Phase II_Task 3_Comment Response Summary_070814 (Details)Jul 08, 2014531 times
80Full Packet CV SALTS AID Project Kickoff June 5 14 REV2Full Packet CV SALTS AID Project Kickoff June 5 14 REV2 (Details)Jun 05, 2014124 times
81CV-SALTS Phase II Workplan Nov 11 13_DRAFTCV-SALTS Phase II Workplan Nov 11 13_DRAFT (Details)Nov 12, 2013560 times
82Attachment A - Phase II Conceptual Model - Potential Scope of WorkAttachment A - Phase II Conceptual Model - Potential Scope of Work (Details)Sep 13, 2013678 times
83Phase II Conceptual Model SOW_V1_081213Phase II Conceptual Model SOW_V1_081213 (Details)Aug 12, 2013724 times
84Conceptual Model Phase II Scoping - Presentation to 06.20.13 Exec Committee Policy SessionConceptual Model Phase II Scoping - Presentation to 06.20.13 Exec Committee Policy Session (Details)Jun 24, 2013717 times
85Final Framework Document_113011Final Framework Document_113011 (Details)Mar 08, 2013733 times

Initial Conceptual Model (ICM)Initial Conceptual Model (ICM)

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1Task 5 ICM Report 12042012Task 5 ICM Report 12042012 (Details)Aug 24, 201684 times
2FINAL Task 4Report 12032012FINAL Task 4Report 12032012 (Details)Aug 24, 201677 times
3ICM Scope July 30 12ICM Scope July 30 12 (Details)Apr 01, 2016157 times
4ICM Final Report - December 2013ICM Final Report - December 2013 (Details)Dec 13, 2013546 times
5Appendix A - Key Meetings Held with Project CommitteeAppendix A - Key Meetings Held with Project Committee (Details)Dec 13, 2013605 times
6Appendix B - Summary of Well Information by IAZAppendix B - Summary of Well Information by IAZ (Details)Dec 13, 2013514 times
7Appendix C - Methodology for Generating Mass Loading InputsAppendix C - Methodology for Generating Mass Loading Inputs (Details)Dec 13, 2013370 times
8Appendix D - Details of Land Coverage and Loading AssumptionsAppendix D - Details of Land Coverage and Loading Assumptions (Details)Dec 13, 2013520 times
9Appendix E - Deep Ambient Groundwater Quality Trends by IAZAppendix E - Deep Ambient Groundwater Quality Trends by IAZ (Details)Dec 13, 2013557 times
10Appendix F - Groundwater Results by IAZAppendix F - Groundwater Results by IAZ (Details)Dec 13, 2013561 times
11Appendix G - Surface Water Results by IAZAppendix G - Surface Water Results by IAZ (Details)Dec 13, 2013627 times
12Appendix H - Modesto Model Selected Wells for Comparing Simulated and Measured DataAppendix H - Modesto Model Selected Wells for Comparing Simulated and Measured Data (Details)Dec 13, 2013559 times
13ICM_Comment Response Summary_December 2013ICM_Comment Response Summary_December 2013 (Details)Dec 11, 20131601 times
14COVER PAGE-ICM Draft Final Report - August 2013COVER PAGE-ICM Draft Final Report - August 2013 (Details)Aug 12, 2013545 times
15ICM DRAFT Final Report - August 2013ICM DRAFT Final Report - August 2013 (Details)Aug 12, 2013490 times
16Appendix A - IntroductionAppendix A - Introduction (Details)Aug 11, 2013661 times
17Appendix B - Data Summary and Data GapsAppendix B - Data Summary and Data Gaps (Details)Aug 11, 2013468 times
18Appendix C - Methodology for ICM InputsAppendix C - Methodology for ICM Inputs (Details)Aug 11, 2013458 times
19Appendix D - Results GroundwaterAppendix D - Results Groundwater (Details)Aug 11, 2013517 times
20Appendix E - Results Surface WaterAppendix E - Results Surface Water (Details)Aug 11, 2013479 times
21ICM Comment Response Summary - August 2013ICM Comment Response Summary - August 2013 (Details)Aug 10, 2013355 times
22Appendix F - Modesto Model Selected Wells for Comparing Simulated and Measured Data GRAPHSAppendix F - Modesto Model Selected Wells for Comparing Simulated and Measured Data GRAPHS (Details)Aug 10, 2013444 times
23Final ICM Presentation - by LWA Associates to Executive Committee on 04.18.13Final ICM Presentation - by LWA Associates to Executive Committee on 04.18.13 (Details)Apr 19, 2013484 times
24FInal_ICM_Presentation_April18_2013FInal_ICM_Presentation_April18_2013 (Details)Apr 18, 2013528 times
25ICM Task 3 Final Data Source List_10_03_12ICM Task 3 Final Data Source List_10_03_12 (Details)Mar 07, 2013559 times
26ICM Task 4 Draft IAZ Report Oct 29 12ICM Task 4 Draft IAZ Report Oct 29 12 (Details)Mar 07, 2013870 times
27ICM Task 3 Data Summary and Data Gaps Final Memorandum_12182012ICM Task 3 Data Summary and Data Gaps Final Memorandum_12182012 (Details)Mar 07, 2013595 times
28ICM Task 3 Data Summary and Data Gaps Memo_12032012ICM Task 3 Data Summary and Data Gaps Memo_12032012 (Details)Mar 07, 2013500 times
29Task 5 ICM Draft Report_Nov142012Task 5 ICM Draft Report_Nov142012 (Details)Mar 07, 2013689 times

 

Initial Conceptual Model (ICM)

Project Description: Development of the ICM is the first phase of a planned three-phased effort to develop the technical and regulatory basis for adoption of a Salt/Nutrient Management Plan (SNMP) for the Central Valley. The purpose of this phase is to develop a conceptual level (or 30,000 foot level) analysis of water balance and associated salt and nutrient (nitrate) conditions in the Central Valley. This effort will rely on the establishment of Initial Analysis Zones (IAZs) to complete water quantity and quality analyses within smaller areas within the valley and detailed analyses in two selected subareas of the Central Valley. The IAZs provide the foundation for the eventual establishment of salt/nutrient management zones in the Basin Plan. The outcome of the ICM project will be an assessment of salt/nitrate conditions in the Central Valley, including identification of hotspots and long term trends for salt and nitrate concentrations. Subsequent phases will refine the findings from the ICM and develop the SNMP which includes preparation of a salt/nitrate program of implementation and completion of regulatory analyses to support adoption of the SNMP into the Basin Plan.

Project Status: Project was initiated in September 2012 and completed in December 2013.

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Phase 2 Conceptual Model

Project Description: Development of the Conceptual Model to support preparation of the Salt/Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP) was initiated under CV-SALTS’ Initial Conceptual Model (ICM) Project (completed in January 2014). This project builds off the findings of the ICM to begin development of a draft SNMP for the Central Valley. Scope of work elements include targeted refinements to the project database, development of salt and nitrate data analysis methods to support regulatory decisions, implementation of an archetype or pilot analysis to evaluate salt and/or nitrate management options at a management zone scale, and preparation of the first drafts of the technical elements of the SNMP.

Project Status: Project was initiated in April 2014 and completed in July 2016.

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Phase 3 Conceptual Model

Project Description: Development of the Conceptual Model to support preparation of the Salt/Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP) was initiated under CV-SALTS’ Initial Conceptual Model (ICM) Project (completed in December 2013) and refined under the CV-SALTS’ Phase 2 Conceptual Model project (completed in July 2016). The Phase 3 work includes development of the Economics and Antidegradation Analyses being prepared to support adoption of the SNMP into the Basin Plan.

Project Status: Project was completed in December, see “CEQA/Economics/Antidegradation Analyses” under the CV-SALTS Documents Menu.

Salt and Nitrate Sources Pilot Implementation Study

Project Description: The Salt and Nitrate Sources Pilot Implementation Study (“Pilot Study) was the precursor to what is now described as the development of a Conceptual Model for the Central Valley. The primary objective of the Pilot Study was to develop a methodology and provide guidance for development of the Salt/Nutrient Management Plan for the Central Valley. Specifically, the project developed and documented methods to fairly and equitably quantify salt and nitrate sources. These methods were then pilot tested in selected Central Valley areas to evaluate their appropriateness for region-wide application. Following completion of the Pilot Study, CV-SALTS developed A Framework for Salt/Nitrate Source Identification Studies based on the findings from the Pilot Study.

Project Status: Project was completed in February 2010.

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