The McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency (MAGSA) is conducting a tour for potential Aquaterra Water Bank users on October 29, 2020 within and near its service area. The tour will highlight Aquaterra Water Bank’s potential to increase water supply resiliency of water districts and agencies across California.
With potential to store 1.45 million acre-feet of water beneath its ground surface, the Aquaterra Water Bank is ideally situated between the Kings and San Joaquin rivers and proximate to State Water Project and Central Valley Project infrastructure.
Featuring highly porous sands and silts that support high infiltration rates and recovery ease, the project is well suited for up to 300,000 acre-feet per year of groundwater recharge and banking.
Water from multiple major water systems will be delivered via new and existing channels and pump stations for recharge and storage within the Aquaterra Water Bank. In drier years, MAGSA will work with project participants to schedule extraction and return water based on participants’ share of extraction capacity and available operational exchange and delivery capability.
The tour will highlight key facilities including existing and future pumping stations, canals, recharge sites, and extraction wells, providing a vision for the future build out of the project.