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CV-SALTS Management Efforts: Local Projects and Industry Efforts

CV-SALTS Management Efforts: Local Projects and Industry Efforts

Ongoing Efforts
In 2008, Staff identified a number of projects and programs in the Central Valley and Delta regions with salt (including nitrate) management as either a primary goal or as a beneficial side effect of actions taken for some other reason (e.g. selenium management). We are in the process of collecting more detailed information on these projects and expanding our list as new projects are brought to our attention through CV-SALTS.

The regional salt management plan developed by the CV-SALTS stakeholders will not supplant local efforts but rather seek to incorporate the lessons learned through these local efforts into the regional plan.

Tulare Lake Basin San Joaquin River Basin Sacramento River Basin Industry Specific


Almond Board's Salinity Outreach for Orchard Management

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Project operator: Almond Board of California

Other participating entities: None

Salt management strategies in use: Education

Salt management strategies in planning stages: Unspecified

Project purpose: Unspecified

 

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City of Dixon Salt and Sodium Reduction Program

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Project operator: City of Dixon

Other participating entities: None

Salt management strategies in use:Source control (mandated and voluntary), Education

Salt management strategies in planning stages:None

Project purpose: Control treatment costs

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Project Performance


City of Fresno Public Education Program for Salt Control

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Project operator: City of Fresno

Other participating entities: N/A

Salt management strategies in use: Source control

Salt management strategies in planning stages: None

Project purpose: Reduce municipal treatment costs

 

 

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Project Performance


City of Woodland Salinity Minimization Project

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Project operator: Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency

Other participating entities: City of Woodland & City of Davis

Salt management strategies in use: Source control

Salt management strategies in planning stages: Develop an alternate water supply.

Project purpose: Meet regulatory requirements, secure a reliable source of lower salinity water.

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Grassland Bypass Project

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Project operator: Grassland Area Farmers, Bureau of Reclamation

Other participating entities: CVRWQCB, USFWS, CDFG, USEPA, USGS (oversight and technical advice)

Salt management strategies in use: Out of basin discharge, in-basin displacement and storage.

Salt management strategies in planning stages: Treatment, collection and in-basin salt storage

Project purpose: Selenium control and drainage management


Project Performance


Hilmar Cheese Waste Management Project

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Project operator: Hilmar Cheese Co.

Other participating entities: None

Salt management strategies in use: Displacement/deep groundwater storage.

Salt management strategies in planning stages: unknown

Project purpose: Treat and dispose saline wastewater

 

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Red Rock Ranch Farm Drainage Management System

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Project operator: John Diener

Other participating entities: DWR

Salt management strategies in use: Relocation, storage

Salt management strategies in planning stages: Treatment

Project purpose: Manage soil salt

 

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San Joaquin River Restoration Program


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Project operator: USBR

Other participating entities: Natural Resources Defense Council, Friant Water users Authority

Salt management strategies in use: Surface water dilution and out of basin export

Salt management strategies in planning stages:Unknown

Project purpose: Restore SJR flow to restore salmon habitat.

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Stevinson Water District Wetland Project

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Project operator: Stevinson Water District

Other participating entities: SWRCB (Prop. 50)

Salt management strategies in use: Displacement, source control & out-of-basin disposal

Salt management strategies in planning stages: Real-time management

Project purpose: Create a freshwater water barrier to saline groundwater intrusion, develop wildlife habitat and control the timing of saline drainage discharge to coincide with assimilative capacity in the San Joaquin River


Project Performance


Westside Regional Drainage Plan

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Project operator: Various districts on the Westside of the San Joaquin Valley

Other participating entities: USBR

Salt management strategies in use: Land retirement, groundwater management, source control, regional reuse

Salt management strategies in planning stages: Drainage treatment, salt disposal

Project purpose: Crop protection, wetland protection, reduce the volume of saline drainage reaching the SJR

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Project Performance



--Web page updated on 12/10/2015