MWA:Oro Grande Wash Groundwater Recharge Construction Nears Completion–With Limited Water Deliveries

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–Construction of the Oro Grande Wash Recharge Project will finish¬†next month, but water deliveries will be limited because the County of San Bernardino is expected to start construction on its flood control/recharge facility in the same area at the end of the year.

In a move to save taxpayer dollars, the MWA Board voted not to construct Phase C-2 (interim recharge facilities) because the work would be removed when the County starts its basin construction work.  Recharge will be limited to the existing low flow channel of the wash.

Oro Grande Wash Recharge Project is a full scale groundwater recharge facility located south of the intersection of Sycamore Street and Amethyst Street in the City of Victorville. The recharge area will eventually take 6,000 acre-feet annually of imported State Water Project water and recharge the Alto Subarea.

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