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1998 - Worst day of record-setting 1997-98 El Nino storm season [story]
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Due to a diverse water supply portfolio and continued water use efficiency efforts, the SCV is projected to have more than adequate supplies to meet all water demands in 2018.

This is according to the 2017 SCV Water Report just released. Now in its twentieth year, the report provides a snapshot of where we started and ended the year in terms of water supply and demand.

“This report is an annual check-up designed to provide the latest information about the status of the Valley’s water resources,” stated Dirk Marks, SCV Water’s director of water resources. “It reviews the sufficiency and reliability of supplies in the context of existing water demand, with focus on conditions for the past year (2017) and demand for the current year (2018).”

The report includes updates on the condition of local groundwater resources, State Water Project (SWP) and other imported water supplies, as well as, water conservation and recycled water. It’s meant to compliment the Urban Water Management Plan, a long-range planning document completed every five years, that projects water supply and demand for the SCV over the next 50 years.

2018 Water Resources Outlook
In 2018, the Valley is projected to have more than adequate supplies to meet total water demands estimated between 80,000 and 85,000 acre-feet (AF). This is due to SCV Water’s diverse water supply portfolio coupled with continued water use efficiency efforts.

2017 Water Resources in the SCV
In 2017, total water demand in the SCV was approximately 77,000 AF, which was met by a combination of local groundwater (29,900 AF), State Water Project and other imported water (46,600 AF) and recycled water (500 AF).

Water Use Efficiency
An important component of the report is the role water conservation plays in the overall picture of water supply and demand. The report touches on the importance of various conservation measures, including State mandates, educational opportunities and rebate incentives.

SCV Water is committed to helping our customers manage and understand their water use by providing them with the resources and information necessary to achieve their water use efficiency goals.

“We want to help you find your fit,” said Matt Dickens resource conservation manager. “We want residents and businesses to take advantage of conservation rebate programs that will help you save. Visit conserve.yourSCVwater.com to find the programs that best suit your needs and start saving a little blue (water) and a little green (money) today”

To review the 2017 Santa Clarita Valley Water Report, please visit: bit.ly/2017SCVwaterReport.

About SCV Water:
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) is a full-service regional water agency located in the Santa Clarita Valley. SCV Water provides water service to business and residential customers – half are local groundwater supplies and the other half is imported the State Water Project and other sources.

SCV Water was formed on January 1, 2018 and combines the former service areas of from Castaic Lake Water Agency, Newhall County Water District, Santa Clarita Water Division and Valencia Water Company. Following a multi-year public engagement process, the agency was formed through Senate Bill 634 authored by Senator Scott Wilk and signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 15, 2017. SCV Water was formed to enhance regional water management and reduce costs for local ratepayers. More information can be found at www.YourSCVwater.com.

About the 2017 Santa Clarita Valley Water Report:
This report was prepared for SCV Water and Los Angeles County Waterworks District No. 36. It continues a format for providing information regarding water uses and the availability of water supplies on an annual basis, along with a summary of groundwater conditions. It is intended to be a helpful resource for use by water planners and local land use planning agencies.

For more information, contact Kathie Martin, public information officer SCV Water at kmartin@scvwa.org or (661) 513-1265.

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3 Comments

  1. Jeanne says:

    Well if it is true we have enough water in SCV and the state then allow water to flow back into the Salt Lake!

  2. waterwatcher says:

    What about the 2,000 already approved but not yet built units, especially Newhall Ranch. It looks like we barely have enough for now at out current population with no drought. IF WE HAVE ANOTHER PROLONGED DROUGHT, WE ARE IN TROUBLE. Plus they didn’t show many of the wells in the eastern area that have gone dry. Only certain well were shown. Why? Its time that this water agency watches out for our community instead of the big developers. Its even worse now that they all mergerd.

    • SCVNews.com says:

      Patience. Just to our west, we have more water than we can use in a million lifetimes. When we really need it, the technology will catch up and make it affordable. Then we’ll all look back with amusement on the time we thought we had a water shortage. Why are we always trying to answer tomorrow’s questions with today’s technology?

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