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Salt and Nutrient Management Plan : Santa Clara Subbasin
Mohr, Tom, Abuye, Chanie, Behrens, Randy, Fostersmith, Ellen, Ghoreishi, Ardy, Siegfried, Robert, Silva, Miguel, and Zhan, Xiaoyong
Santa Clara Valley Water District
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Santa Clara Valley Water District
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Abstract: Because recycled water can contribute salts and nutrients to groundwater, the Recycled Water Policy requires local entities to develop a Salt and Nutrient Management Plan (SNMP) to support streamlined permitting of new recycled water projects while managing salts and nutrients basin-wide. This SNMP for the Santa Clara Groundwater Subbasin was prepared by the Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) with input from stakeholders, including the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Clara County, water retailers and recycled water producers, the farm bureau, and interested stakeholders such as environmental groups. "The purpose of this SNMP is to comply with the [SWRCB] Recycled Water Policy by: Evaluating all sources of salt and nutrient loading to the Santa Clara Subbasin, Determining whether current and projected salt and nutrient concentrations are consistent with applicable WQOs, Developing recycled water and stormwater goals and objectives, Providing a plan for long-term groundwater monitoring, and Identifying sustainable measures to manage salt and nutrient loading to groundwater." -- Executive summary. Table of contents: 1. Introduction and background -- 2. Groundwater subbasin characterization -- 3. Estimating current and future salt and nutrient loading and assimilative capacity -- 4. Salt and nutrient monitoring plan -- 5. Anti-degradation analysis -- 6. Summary and recommendations -- -- References -- SNMP glossary -- Appendix 1. Recycled water policy -- Appendix 2. Groundwater management plan -- Appendix 3. Groundwater quality monitoring plan -- Appendix 4. Groundwater quality management -- Appendix 5. Groundwater infiltration to sanitary sewers and storm drains -- Appendix 6. San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board comments and District response to comments.
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