Nitrate Implementation Measures Study (NIMS)

Project Description:  CV-SALTS is implementing a study to evaluate nitrate contamination in the groundwater basins of the Central Valley and develop appropriate implementation measures to mitigate this contamination using a phased approach that includes providing safe drinking water, reducing or eliminating impacts to drinking water sources and implementing managed restoration activities where needed to restore beneficial uses in groundwater. The implementation measures, which will be incorporated into the SNMP, will be phased and a prioritization methodology will be used to rank groundwater basins in order of priority – where risk reduction from nitrate in groundwater is optimized to facilitate use of the limited resources available. Findings from NIMS will be evaluated along with SSALTS findings to develop a coordinated salt and nitrate management program for incorporation into the SNMP.

Project Status: Project was initiated in August 2015 and completed in May 2016.

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Surveillance & Monitoring Program

Project Description: The purpose of this project is to develop a Surveillance & Monitoring Program (SAMP) that will allow for statistically-defensible ambient water quality determinations and completion of trend analyses. The SAMP, which will be included in the developing Central Valley Salt and Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP), is being designed to fulfill the monitoring requirements of the planned Basin Plan Amendments (BPA) that will be adopted to support implementation of the SNMP.

Project Status: Project was initiated in March 2015 and was completed in December 2016.

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Implementation Planning

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Implementation PlanningImplementation Planning

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120160412 Draft SAMP Report20160412 Draft SAMP Report (Details)Dec 21, 201660 times
2Final Revised SAMP 122016Final Revised SAMP 122016 (Details)Dec 20, 201676 times
3SAMP-Presentation to Executive Committee_02.24.16SAMP-Presentation to Executive Committee_02.24.16 (Details)Oct 21, 201652 times
420161020 N Prioritization final rev120161020 N Prioritization final rev1 (Details)Oct 19, 2016100 times
520161020 N Prioritization final rev1 print20161020 N Prioritization final rev1 print (Details)Oct 19, 201667 times
620160629 SAMP Report Revised20160629 SAMP Report Revised (Details)Sep 15, 2016118 times
7August 1 Presentation 072616August 1 Presentation 072616 (Details)Jul 27, 2016111 times
8Draft Salinity Management Strategy 072616Draft Salinity Management Strategy 072616 (Details)Jul 27, 2016111 times
9Surveillance and Monitoring Program (SAMP) -Final Report 06.30.16Surveillance and Monitoring Program (SAMP) -Final Report 06.30.16 (Details)Jul 06, 2016218 times
1020160331 NIMS Report rev120160331 NIMS Report rev1 (Details)May 23, 2016397 times
1120150807 NIMS Final Workplan ExecComm Approved Submitted20150807 NIMS Final Workplan ExecComm Approved Submitted (Details)May 23, 2016245 times
12Nitrate Implementation Measures Study (NIMS) - Final ReportNitrate Implementation Measures Study (NIMS) - Final Report (Details)Apr 02, 2016318 times
13NIMS Proposed SNMP Implementation Framework - Presented to Executive Committee 11.18.15NIMS Proposed SNMP Implementation Framework - Presented to Executive Committee 11.18.15 (Details)Nov 17, 2015268 times
1420151020 NIMS Technology Matrix20151020 NIMS Technology Matrix (Details)Oct 20, 2015229 times
15Nitrate Implementation Measures Study (NIMS) - Preliminary Findings - Presented to Exec Committee 10.21.15Nitrate Implementation Measures Study (NIMS) - Preliminary Findings - Presented to Exec Committee 10.21.15 (Details)Oct 19, 2015358 times
16NIMS Final Workplan Executive Committee ApprovedNIMS Final Workplan Executive Committee Approved (Details)Aug 26, 2015421 times
1720150811a SAMP 3 Slides Page (1)20150811a SAMP 3 Slides Page (1) (Details)Aug 12, 2015283 times
18Surveillance and Monitoring Program (SAMP) - Policy Related Questions for Exec Committee_PowerpointSurveillance and Monitoring Program (SAMP) - Policy Related Questions for Exec Committee_Powerpoint (Details)Aug 12, 2015272 times
1920150804 NIMS Revised Final Workplan ExecComm Submitted20150804 NIMS Revised Final Workplan ExecComm Submitted (Details)Aug 04, 2015309 times
2020150707 NIMS Final Work Plan20150707 NIMS Final Work Plan (Details)Jul 07, 2015344 times
2120150706 NIMS Work Plan20150706 NIMS Work Plan (Details)Jul 07, 2015357 times
22PRESENTATION: Nitrate Implementation Measures (NIMS) - Draft Work PlanPRESENTATION: Nitrate Implementation Measures (NIMS) - Draft Work Plan (Details)Jun 24, 2015431 times
23Nitrate Implementation Measures Study (NIMS) - DRAFT Work PlanNitrate Implementation Measures Study (NIMS) - DRAFT Work Plan (Details)Jun 20, 2015370 times
24CDM Smith SAMP SOW 022715CDM Smith SAMP SOW 022715 (Details)Mar 29, 2015735 times

SSALTSSALT

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1Final Phase 3 Report 120616Final Phase 3 Report 120616 (Details)Dec 11, 201685 times
220161011 Phase 3 Final Report20161011 Phase 3 Final Report (Details)Oct 12, 2016124 times
3SSALTS Final Phase 2 Report - Development of Potential Salt Management StrategiesSSALTS Final Phase 2 Report - Development of Potential Salt Management Strategies (Details)Dec 18, 2015519 times
4SSALTS Final Phase 1 Report - Identification & Characterization of Existing Salt Accumulation AreasSSALTS Final Phase 1 Report - Identification & Characterization of Existing Salt Accumulation Areas (Details)Dec 18, 2015459 times
5SSALTS Project Revised Phase 3 Draft ReportSSALTS Project Revised Phase 3 Draft Report (Details)May 21, 2015474 times
620150515 SSALTS Implementation Summary20150515 SSALTS Implementation Summary (Details)May 20, 2015439 times
7Strategic Salt Accumulation Land and Transportation Study V 3Strategic Salt Accumulation Land and Transportation Study V 3 (Details)Apr 02, 2015501 times
820150327 TAC SSALTSPhase 3 Presentation20150327 TAC SSALTSPhase 3 Presentation (Details)Mar 23, 2015470 times
920150318 SSALTS Phase3 Rpt20150318 SSALTS Phase3 Rpt (Details)Mar 18, 20151075 times
10SSALTS - Progress Update_October 15, 2014SSALTS - Progress Update_October 15, 2014 (Details)Oct 12, 2014860 times
11SSALTS - Draft Phase 2 Report – Development of Potential Salt Management Strategies_20140902SSALTS - Draft Phase 2 Report – Development of Potential Salt Management Strategies_20140902 (Details)Sep 02, 2014766 times
12SSALTS - Draft Phase 2 Report – Development of Potential Salt Management Strategies_20140715SSALTS - Draft Phase 2 Report – Development of Potential Salt Management Strategies_20140715 (Details)Jul 16, 20141689 times
13SSALTS Progress Update to TAC on May 30, 2014SSALTS Progress Update to TAC on May 30, 2014 (Details)May 28, 2014996 times
14SSALTS_Phase 1_CommentResponseSheet_120913SSALTS_Phase 1_CommentResponseSheet_120913 (Details)Dec 11, 2013666 times
15SSALTS_Phase 1 Draft Final Report_120913SSALTS_Phase 1 Draft Final Report_120913 (Details)Dec 11, 2013992 times
16SSALTS-Task 1-4_TAC-Mtg-10-15-13SSALTS-Task 1-4_TAC-Mtg-10-15-13 (Details)Oct 14, 2013605 times
17SSALTS Table Handout (8 X 11)SSALTS Table Handout (8 X 11) (Details)Sep 11, 2013462 times
18SSALTS Table Handout (11 X 17)SSALTS Table Handout (11 X 17) (Details)Sep 11, 2013640 times
19SSALTS Tasks 1-4 for TAC 09.12.13SSALTS Tasks 1-4 for TAC 09.12.13 (Details)Sep 11, 2013449 times
20Section 9_Tulare Lake_041913Section 9_Tulare Lake_041913 (Details)May 13, 20131041 times
21Section 11_Industrial_Food_Processing_041613Section 11_Industrial_Food_Processing_041613 (Details)Apr 16, 2013998 times
22Section 8_Stevinson WD_041613Section 8_Stevinson WD_041613 (Details)Apr 16, 2013964 times
23SSALTS-TAC-Meeting-4-17-13-FinalSSALTS-TAC-Meeting-4-17-13-Final (Details)Apr 16, 2013636 times
24SSALTS - Task 1.3 Draft TMSSALTS - Task 1.3 Draft TM (Details)Mar 27, 2013356 times
25SSALTS - DRAFT: Task 1.3 Characterization of Salt Accumulation Study AreasSSALTS - DRAFT: Task 1.3 Characterization of Salt Accumulation Study Areas (Details)Mar 25, 2013768 times

 

The Economic Impacts of Central Valley Salinity

Project Description: The purpose of this study was to measure the economic impacts of increasing salinity in the Central Valley out to the year 2030. To conduct the analysis, the project team assumed that there would be no change in current salt management policies; as such, the findings from the analysis represented the economic impacts associated with taking no action. The study was conducted on an aggregate valley-wide basis that averaged salinity effects and costs. Based on estimates of increasing levels of salinity under existing conditions, the study estimated the direct economic effects on industry, residential, food processing, confined animal operations, and irrigated agricultural production in the Central Valley using different physical and economic models.

Project Status: This project was completed in 2009.

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Strategic Salt Accumulation Land and Transport Study (SSALTS)

Project Description: CV-SALTS is implementing a study to identify the range of viable Central Valley alternatives for salt disposal (taking into account regulatory, institutional, economic, and technological issues) to provide input for consideration during development of the Salt/Nutrient Management Plan (SNMP) for the Central Valley. Potential alternatives for salt disposal range from expanded use of existing salt disposal areas, establishment of new salt disposal areas within the Central Valley, export or transport of salt out of the Central Valley, or some combination of the above. The findings from this study will provide input to policymakers regarding where opportunities exist to dispose of salt over the long term in a sustainable manner. In addition, the findings will provide important input to the development of the SNMP under Phases 2 and 3 of Conceptual Model, and provide information to support development of the Basin Plan Amendment to adopt a Central Valley SNMP. Status: Project was initiated in December 2012. Phase 1, which focused on an evaluation of current salt disposal practices at selected study areas, was completed in December 2013. Phase 2, which concentrates on the development of potential future salt disposal/treatment alternatives for the Central Valley, was completed in September 2014. Phase 3 is evaluating the potential salt disposal/treatment alternatives identified in Phase 2 to develop implementation measures and a phased implementation strategy for inclusion in the SNMP.

Project Status: A draft Phase 3 report was completed in spring 2015; in coordination with the development of the CV-SALTS Salinity Management Strategy, the Final Phase 3 report was completed in December 2016.

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