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Borrego Springs Watermaster

Welcome to the website of the Borrego Springs Watermaster.  The purpose of this site is to inform the Watermaster committee members and other interested parties of the meetings, activities, and reports of the Borrego Springs Watermaster as it fulfills its mission of managing the groundwater resources of the Borrego Springs region.

Public Listening Line for Watermaster’s January 20, 2021 Court Hearing

The public may listen to Watermaster’s January 20, 2022 remote court hearing in Dept. CX102 of Orange County Superior Court at no cost by doing the following:
  1. Call the public access number (657-231-1414)
  2. Enter the access code for the Dept. (12129899#)
  3. Enter the PIN for the Dept.(12129899#)  Please note that the access code and PIN are identical.
The hearing is set for 2 p.m. in Dept. CX102 on January 20, 2022. There may be a full calendar of cases to be heard or just a few, so the hearing may or may not come up quickly.

Call for Projects in the Borrego Springs Subbasin for Inclusion in the DWR SGMA Implementation Grant Application

Update: Project Submission Deadline has been extended to Thursday Jan 20, 2022 at 5pm.

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is administering the Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program’s SGMA Implementation – Planning and Projects Grant solicitations using funds authorized by the California Budget Act of 2021 and Proposition 68 for projects that encourage sustainable management of groundwater resources. This is an exciting opportunity to bring as much as $7.6 million to the Borrego Valley to support efforts to achieve sustainable groundwater management.

The Borrego Springs Watermaster, in coordination its member agencies, including the Borrego Water District, is facilitating the development of a $10 million Spending Plan for grant-eligible projects in the Borrego Valley. If you are interested in submitting a project for consideration of inclusion in the grant application to the DWR, please review the Project Submission Instructions and complete/submit the Project Submission Form to Andy Malone, Watermaster Technical Consultant (amalone@westyost.com) by 5pm on Thursday January 20, 2022.

Upcoming Meetings

Regular Board Meetings are normally scheduled the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm

Borrego Springs Watermaster – Regular Board Meeting Agenda Package (TBD)
Thursday, Feb 10, 2022 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM (PST)

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United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
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