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Santa Cruz Awarded Groundwater Grant by Department of Water Resources

On December 8, 2015, DWR received 23 grant applications for the 2015 Counties with Stressed Basins grant solicitation. The proposals, from County governments, requested a total of approximately $7 million, with total project costs of $12.7 million. On January 22, 2016, DWR announced the draft funding recommendations to award 21 proposals, totaling $6,689,382. Detailed information regarding the draft funding recommendations can be found at

Santa Cruz County is among the projects recommended for funding. The County will recieve $249,000 from DWR and provide an additional $249,000 as match for the project entitled "Santa Cruz Mid-County Groudnwater Management Program".