Local Groundwater Assistance (LGA) Grant Program
LGA grants provide local public agencies with up to $250,000 to conduct groundwater studies or carry out groundwater monitoring and management activities. Approximately $4.7 million in funding from Proposition 84 is anticipated for the fiscal year 2011-2012 LGA Grant Program.
On April 25, 2013, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will reconvene the Local Groundwater Assistance Technical Advisory Panel (TAP). The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Bonderson Building Hearing Room, at 901 P Street in Sacramento. The purpose of the meeting will be to present and further consult with the TAP and the public regarding DWR’s rankings of Local Groundwater Assistance (LGA) grant applications so that the TAP may formulate funding recommendations to DWR decision makers.
Previously, DWR had convened the TAP on February 27, 2013, where staff presented the rankings of 98 grant applications so that the TAP could formulate funding recommendations to DWR. However, the meeting concluded with the TAP deferring funding recommendations to DWR until after a completed review of public comments.
Public comments received by DWR, including several requests to re-evaluate specific funding applications, have been considered, resulting in a limited number of scoring changes. The revised applications scores, including links to evaluation summaries, can be found in the table below. The public comment period on revised application reviews begins April 15, 2013 and closes on April 26, 2013, 5pm. DWR will accept written public comments by email to Thomas.Lutterman@water.ca.gov or by mail to Post Office Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236-0001. There will also be a time at the TAP meeting to receive public comment. Recommendations from the TAP and public comment will be considered before final awards are made. Approximately $4.7 million in grant funding is available. Grant applicants requested a total of $22.3 million.
Meeting materials will be posted on this website prior to April 25, 2013. Registration is not required to attend this meeting. There is no web broadcast available for this meeting.
- Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) Meeting Presentation
- Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) Meeting Handout
- Grant Agreement Template [PDF: 284 KB]
- FY 2012-2013 Local Groundwater Assistance Program Applications
FY 2012-2013 Local Groundwater Assistance Program Application Preliminary Scores (Double Click to Open) Alameda County Water District Niles Cone Saltwater Intrusion and Aquifer Characterization Project $250,000 $495,446 40 Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District Basin Recharge Improvement and Soil Sampling Project $250,000 $250,000 40* Squaw Valley Public Service District Olympic Valley Creek/Aquifer Interaction Study Phase II $250,000 $250,000 40 Yuba County Water Agency Yuba County Water Agency Groundwater Model $249,798 $249,798 40 Folsom, City of City of Folsom Supplemental Groudwater Resources Study $249,926 $249,926 39 Kings Co. Water District Regional Groundwater Monitoring Project $250,000 $279,045 39 Napa County Napa County Groundwater/Surface Water Monitoring Facilities to Track Resource Interrelationships and Sustainability $248,948 $295,548 39 Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority Basin Management Objective Threshold Development and Recharge Mapping Project $249,780 $318,780 39 Soquel Creek Water District Soquel Creek Water District Monitoring Well Expansion Program $250,000 $288,128 39 Tranquillity Irrigation District Tranquillity Irrigation District Groundwater Monitoring Wells Project $250,000 $255,209 39 Zone 7 Water Agency Upgrades, Calibration, and Application of Groundwater Model for Groundwater and Salt Management in Livermore Valley Groundwater Basin $250,000 $250,000 39* Castaic Lake Water Agency CLWA's West Saugus Formation Groundwater Resources Monitoring Project $250,000 $628,576 38* Consolidated Irrigation District Groundwater Monitoring Improvement Project $248,295 $248,295 38 Crescenta Valley Water District Verdugo Basin Stormwater Recharge Facility Study $250,000 $272,500 38 Lassen County Lassen CASGEM Enhancement Program $235,481 $235,481 38 Modesto, City of Modesto Groundwater Basin Characterization and Recharge Feasibility Study $249,990 $249,990 38 Newhall County Water District NCWD's South Saugus Formation Groundwater Resources Monitoring Project $250,000 $628,795 38 Orange County Water District Sunset Gap Seawater Intrusion Assessment $250,000 $1,044,970 38 Rancho California Water District Temecula Valley Basin Groundwater Management Plan $188,438 $334,870 38 Roseville, City of Western Placer County Groundwater Recharge Mapping and Water Quality Protection Program $250,000 $298,504 38 Sacramento Suburban Water District Sacramento Suburban Water District Groundwater Monitoring and Modeling Project $247,925 $299,974 38 Sonoma County Water Agency Sonoma Valley Enhanced Groundwater Recharge Study $249,785 $306,654 38 Three Valleys Municipal Water District Development and Use of a Numerical Groundwater-Flow Model of the Six Basins $250,000 $529,856 38 Turlock, City of Eastern Turlock Subbasin LGA Grant Application $250,000 $250,000 38 Fresno Irrigation District Groundwater Recharge Measurement Improvement Project $250,000 $250,000 37* Kings River Conservation District Assessing Groundwater Quality Impacts for the McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture and Recharge Project in the Kings Basin $250,000 $250,000 37 Mendocino City Community Services District Mendocino Groundwater Quality Assessment $249,977 $249,977 37 San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Paso Robles Groundwater Basin Analysis of Groundwater Elevation Management Strategies $249,210 $273,310 37 Water Replenishment District of Southern California Los Angeles Forebay Groundwater Quality Task Force Investigation $250,000 $504,500 37 Pixley Irrigation District 2012 Groundwater Banking Support Project $250,000 $283,830 36 Placer County Water Agency Martis Valley Monitoring Well Installation Program $249,922 $274,922 36 Arroyo Grande, City of Preparation of a Salt and Nutrient Management Plan for the Northern Cities Management Area and the Nipomo Mesa Management Area of the Santa Maria Grou $250,000 $250,000 35 Banning Department of Public Works, City of Proposal for Development of a Ground Water Management Plan and Ground Water Recharge Feasibility Study for the Banning Ground Water Storage Units $247,880 $312,295 35 Calaveras County Water District Phase 1: Stanislaus River Reconnaissance-level Conjunctive Use Evaluation $249,105 $249,105 35 Eastern Municipal Water District San Jacinto Groundwater Compliance Management Tool Project $250,000 $387,000 35 Northeastern San Joaquin County Groundwater Banking Authority San Joaquin County Groundwater Banking Model $249,270 $249,270 35 San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority Los Banos Creek Groundwater and Surface Water Monitoring Program $250,000 $304,420 35 Solano County Water Agency Sacramento Valley Basin/Solano Subbasin Groundwater-Surface Water Flow Model to Evaluate Recharge & Conjunctive Water Use $249,580 $249,580 35 Western Municipal Water District Construction of Monitoring Wells and a Recharge Pilot Test in the Arlington Groundwater Basin $231,151 $231,151 35 North San Joaquin Water Conservation District Recharge of the Northeastern San Joaquin County Groundwater Basin Using Recycled Water $250,000 $250,000 34 Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency Ojai Groundwater Basin Inflow/Outflow Study $181,000 $181,000 34 Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program and Cummings Basin Groundwater Model Update $250,000 $250,000 34* Tulare Irrigation District Tulare Irrigation District CASGEM Information Update and Dedicated Monitoring Well Installation Project $250,000 $310,145 34 West Basin Municipal Water District West Coast Basin Barrier Water Quality Monitoring Wells Project $246,319 $258,317 34 Yucaipa Valley Water District Development of the Yucaipa Groundwater Management Plan $250,000 $330,000 34 Zone 7 Water Agency PCE Contamination Assessment, Central Bernal Subbasin, Pleasanton, CA $242,288 $242,288 34 Borrego Water District Borrego Valley Groundwater Quality Baseline Project $124,000 $131,700 33 Carpinteria Valley Water District Carpinteria Groundwater Basin Sentinel Well Project $249,310 $249,310 33 Deer Creek & Tule River Authority Deer Creek & Tule River Authority Historical Groundwater Assessment Analysis and Report $164,787 $164,787 33 Palmdale, City of Upper Amargosa Creek Recharge Groundwater Model and Monitoring Study (Amargosa Project) $250,000 $366,082 33 Santa Barbara, City of Santa Barbara Groundwater Management Plan $248,800 $395,440 33 Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Real-time Groundwater Level Monitoring Network $239,650 $271,650 33 Burbank Water and Power Burbank Water and Power Well Destruction Project $110,000 $112,500 32 San Buenaventura, City of Upper Ventura River Basin Surface Water/Groundwater Interaction Study $249,614 $249,614 32 South Tahoe Public Utility District Groundwater Management Plan Revision/Update $65,613 $65,613 32 South Tahoe Public Utility District STPUD Well Destruction Program $149,407 $157,507 32 Montara Water and Sanitary District Mid-Coastside Multi-Basin Groundwater Management Plan $250,000 $265,000 31 Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Feasability Analysis of Expansion of ASR Program to Phase 3 Site $201,801 $228,211 31 Water Replenishment District of Southern California Montebello Forebay Recharge Enhancement Study $248,320 $248,320 31 Glenn, County of Cooperative Program of Groundwater Modeling and Monitoring Well Installation Between the County of Glenn and the Colusa Basin Drainage District $247,072 $254,672 30 Palmdale Water District Littlerock Creek Groundwater Recharge and Recovery Project (LCGRRP) Feasibility Study $250,000 $1,897,969 30 Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Main San Gabriel Basin Data Management Platform and Integrated Groundwater Surface Water Model $242,760 $242,760 30 Westlands Water District Well Metering Project $250,000 $404,500 30 Deer Creek & Tule River Authority DCTRA Remote Sensing and Water Balance Analysis $83,399 $83,399 29 Diablo Water District Diablo Water District Expansion and Enhancement of Groundwater Monitoring Facilities and Data Collection $249,548 $301,318 29 Elsinore-Murrieta-Anza Resource Conservation District Anza-Terwilliger Groundwater Monitoring Program and Groundwater Recharge Map Project $117,500 $136,500 29 Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Groundwater Study $249,952 $261,552 29 Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Upper District Groundwater Replenishment Project $149,000 $149,000 29 West Valley Water District Sentinel Well Project $250,000 $549,500 29 West Valley Water District Rialto Basin Groundwater Model Integration and Enhancement $229,700 $229,700 29 Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation District Identification and Evaluation of Groundwater Recharge in Butte County $249,473 $249,473 28* Elk Grove Water District Groundwater Protection through Well Destruction $200,000 $220,221 28 Indian Wells Valley Water District Groundwater Quality Characterization for the Indian Wells Valley, California (basin 6-54) $247,100 $305,100 28 Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District's Gap Monitor Well Installation Program - 2013 $250,000 $340,968 28 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Groundwater Monitoring Wells Installation Project - Sylmar Basin $250,000 $1,724,329 28 Reclamation District 2035 RD 2035 Conjunctive Use and Environmental Enhancement Program $250,000 $450,000 28 Mission Springs Water District Mission Creek Sub-basin 2012 Groundwater Study & Monitoring Well Construction Project $250,000 $309,690 27 Mojave Water Agency County-Wide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Program $246,961 $246,961 27 Merced Area Groundwater Pool Interests (MAGPI) Prop for Evaluation of Artificial Recharge Potential and Auto Monitoring of GW Levels in CASGEM Wells $250,000 $315,000 26 Patterson, City of Patterson / Del Puerto Creek Groundwater Recharge and Water Resources Project $250,000 $434,800 26* Sierra Resource Conservation District Community Groundwater Monitoring, Analysis and Planning in Sierra Nevada Granitic Fractured Rock within a Non-Basin region, eastern Fresno County $141,675 $159,775 26 Santa Rosa, City of Monitoring well installation and data analysis $250,000 $323,862 25 Shasta County Water Agency Groundwater Management Plan for the North Fork Battle Creek Basin $75,000 $122,000 25 Joshua Basin Water District JBWD - Water Recharge Monitoring Well $250,000 $250,000 24 Sierra Resource Conservation District Improving Groundwater Management in the Southern Sierra Fractured Bedrock Aquifer $108,220 $119,220 23 Municipal Water District of Orange County Lower San Juan Basin Groundwater Yield Enhancement Study $250,000 $325,000 22 Santa Barbara County Fire Department Protection of Downtown Santa Barbara Drinking Water and Surface Water Quality by Implementation of Cleanup Prioritization Strategy $215,558 $215,558 22 Upland, City of The Evaluation of Potential Uses of Recycled Water for Groundwater Recharge and Conjuctive Use Opportunities $250,000 $277,000 22 Inyo-Water Department, County of Groundwater Monitoring wells in Middle Amargosa Valley, California Valley, Pahrump Valley, and Mesquite Valley Groundwater Basins $249,949 $249,949 21 Hi-Desert Water District Warren Valley Subbasin Groundwater Monitoring Program $208,950 $225,950 20 Southeast Sacramento County Agricultural Water Authority Southeast Sacramento County Agricultural Water Authority Ground Water Monitoring Program $96,900 $96,900 19 Kern County Water Agency Improvement District No. 4 Improvement District No. 4 Groundwater Monitoring Well Installations $250,000 $275,000 18 Inland Empire Utilities Agency Prado Basin Habitat Sustainability Program $250,000 $400,000 17 McKinleyville Community Services District Groundwater Management Plan Development and Data Gaps Evaluation $101,300 $116,376 17 East Bay Municipal Utility District South East Bay Plain Basin Groundwater Basin Groundwater Data Collection Improvement Program $250,000 $250,000 16 Rio Vista, City of City of Rio Vista - Groundwater Monitoring and Study $190,000 $190,000 7 Total: $22,265,013 $30,772,857
A series of Applicant Workshops listed on the following table provided potential grant applicants with assistance on preparing grant applications for LGA grants. The workshops also provided information on DWR's grant application submittal tool – Bond Management System (BMS). BMS can be accessed here: http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/integregio_bms.cfm.
On July 13, 2012, DWR received 98 LGA Grant Applications requesting $22.3M in grant funds; total project cost of these projects was $30.8M.
About LGA Grant Program
Applicant: Local public agencies with authority to manage groundwater resources.
Projects: Groundwater data collection, modeling, monitoring and management studies; monitoring programs and installation of equipment; basin management; development of information systems; and other groundwater related work as authorized in California Water Code Section 10795 et seq.
Funding: Up to $250,000 per eligible applicant.
Funding Source: Proposition 84.
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 LGA Grant Program Schedule
Milestone or Activity
|Final Guidelines and PSP released to the public||May 2, 2012|
|Cal EPA Building; Byron Sher Auditorium (webcasted)
1001 “I” Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Email questions or comments during the webcast to DWR_IRWM@water.ca.gov.
|June 5, 2012
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
|Shasta County Library, Redding Branch
1100 Parkview Ave.
Redding, CA 96001
|June 6, 2012
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
|Hugh M. Burns Building
2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 1036
Fresno, CA 93721
|June 8, 2012
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
|Regional Water Quality Control Board
California Towers Building
3737 Main Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92501
|June 11, 2012
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
|Application Submittal Deadline||July 13, 2012 5:00 p.m.|
|Review and preliminary rankings of proposals by DWR staff is completed||February 15, 2013|
|Technical Advisory Panel Public Meeting
Cal EPA Building; Byron Sher Auditorium (webcasted)
|February 27, 2013|
|Technical Advisory Panel Public Meeting
Bonderson Building, Hearing Room
|April 25, 2013|
|DWR approve grant awards||TBD|