The goal of the independent study is to determine the degree of hydrologic connection between the Cadiz Water Conservation and Storage Project (Cadiz Project) and Bonanza Spring. The study was commissioned by Three Valleys Municipal Water District (Three Valleys), a water wholesaler in Claremont, California, and a potential customer of the Cadiz Project.
The first phase of the study is the collaborative development of a study plan. To that end, a workshop to kick off development of the study plan was held at Three Valleys on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Representatives from environmental groups, government agencies, water districts, and other stakeholders were invited to the workshop.
The study plan will be finalized later in October 2019. Depending on required permits, the field study is expected to begin in November 2019 and take about 9 months to complete. A report of the study will be prepared, and the findings will be presented to the Three Valleys Board in late 2020.
The study will rigorously adhere to established scientific methods of data collection, review, analysis and interpretation, and all work will be implemented in an objective, open and transparent manner.