Water
Somos una empresa pública de recursos naturales que posee 70 millas cuadradas de propiedad y recursos hídricos en el sur de California. Desde la década de 1980, hemos operado un desarrollo agrícola en el valle de Cádiz, en el este del condado de San Bernardino y California. Actualmente estamos enfocados en asociarnos con agencias públicas de agua para implementar el Proyecto de agua de Cádiz, que creará un nuevo suministro de agua para aproximadamente 100,000 familias del sur de California y poner a disposición hasta 1 millón de acres-pie de nueva capacidad de almacenamiento de agua subterránea. Guiados por una estrategia holística de gestión de la tierra, estamos dedicados a buscar proyectos de desarrollo de recursos sostenibles y practicar la administración responsable de nuestros activos únicos de tierra y agua.
Agua, Cadiz, Cadiz Water Project,
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Water

Our Water Resources

 

All of our properties in eastern San Bernardino County sit above significant groundwater resources.

 

Our 35,000 acre Cadiz Valley property lies at the base of the Fenner and Orange Blossom Wash Watersheds. These Watersheds span an area of more than 1,300 square miles and contain approximately 17 – 34 million acre-feet of water in storage — an amount comparable to Lake Mead, the nation’s largest surface reservoir. (1acre-foot = 326,000 gallons).

 

Rain and melted snow that falls in the surrounding mountains of the Watersheds percolates into the soil and becomes pure groundwater. Flora, fauna, and springs take what they need at the higher elevations and then groundwater travels from the mountainous upper ends of the Watersheds down through the valley and into the aquifer system. Over time, the water moves slowly through the aquifer system below our property and ends up at the highly saline dry lakes where it becomes undrinkable and is lost to evaporation.

 

Since 1993, we have used a small portion of the groundwater beneath our property for ongoing agricultural operations. We are also pursuing the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project to conserve some of the groundwater being lost at the dry lakes and put it to beneficial use by delivering a new supply to southern California water providers.