ACWA Integrated Storage Investigation

MBK Engineers performed a study for the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) to define and quantify the benefits of integrating the operation of new storage projects with the existing State Water Project (SWP) and Central Valley Project (CVP). In addition to these storage projects, MBK Engineers analyzed how improved Delta conveyance capability could increase the benefits of integrated operations of proposed and existing storage facilities. This study describes new storage projects that are currently being proposed, how those projects may be integrated with existing water storage facilities and conveyance infrastructure (current and proposed), and analytical results quantifying the benefits of integrated operation of the proposed storage projects. MBK applied CalSim II and other modeling tools to evaluate the following proposed storage projects: Sites Reservoir, Centennial Reservoir, American River Conjunctive Management, Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, San Luis Reservoir Enlargement, Temperance Flat Reservoir, Tulare Lake Storage and Floodwater Protection Project, and Groundwater Storage in the Kern Fan Area.

Location: Sacramento, CA

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