Todd Groundwater is working on or has completed several Salt and Nutrient Management Plans in California.
- Northern San Benito County
- Central Basin and West Coast Basin, Los Angeles County
- Llagas Basin, Santa Clara County
- Sonoma Valley
- Mojave River Watershed
- Paso Robles Basin
- Ramona Municipal Water District
- Vandenberg Air Force Base
- Upper Los Angeles River Area
Salt and Nutrient Management Plans
- Increasing recycled water use by at least one million acre-feet per year (AFY) by 2020 and by at least two million AFY by 2030
- Substituting as much recycled water for potable water as possible by 2030.
The SWRCB is encouraging every region in California to develop a Salt and Nutrient Management Plan (SNMP) by 2014. Because each groundwater basin is unique, the plan detail and complexity will depend on the character of local salt and nutrient loading.
Key Plan Components
- Stakeholder involvement
- Basin hydrogeologic conditions
- Water recycling and stormwater use goals and objectives
- Salt and nutrient sources, loading, and fate and transport
- Existing and future basin groundwater quality
- Assimilative capacity estimates
- Salt and nutrient management strategies
- Anti-degradation analysis
- Basin-wide water quality monitoring
- Emerging constituents considerations (e.g., PPCPs, EDs)
Todd Groundwater has been conducting salt management studies in groundwater basins for more than 20 years. We are actively involved in ongoing salt and nutrient management planning efforts in several basins across the state and received approval for the northern San Benito County SNMP in April 2014 (link to news). We have developed a successful methodology for conducting SNMPs that is applicable to a wide range of basin settings and has achieved Regional Board approval.
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We understand the basin-specific issues related to salt and nutrient loading and management. Let us assist you in developing your developing salt and nutrient management plans. For more information, contact Todd Groundwater
In addition to the SWRCB’s Policy guidelines, agencies and Regional Boards have developed regional guidelines for SNMPs: