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A Message from the General Manager
Meeting Schedule

Watermaster's function is to administer and enforce provisions of the 1978 Judgment and subsequent orders of the Court, and to develop and implement an Optimum Basin Management Program. After having dedicated the past 30 years of my career to water management, I can tell you how challenging, yet rewarding it is to work with stakeholders to administer the Judgment and preserve a resource as vital as groundwater in Chino Basin.

We are driven, collaborative professionals who truly value the spirit of teamwork. For us, management of this vital resource means working with technical and legal experts, and staying connected with all stakeholders in the Basin, as well as governing agencies throughout the state. Our vision for continued success is to add value through high quality work, transparency, and education of stakeholders on the many provisions of the Judgment, which will enable them to effectively manage their share of the resource to benefit their customers.

We have recently concluded the first ever reevaluation of the basinís safe yield, an effort that has required a robust technical evaluation and thorough involvement of all the parties to the Judgment. At this time, we are fully engaged with all stakeholders in updating the Optimum Basin Management Program that was first adopted in the year 2000, and has been successfully implemented since then. The update will include an enhanced Storage Management Plan, based on knowledge gained over the last 20 years and summarized in the recent Storage Framework Investigation. As with the safe yield reset effort, this will also require technical analyses to better understand and select storage management options that will not result in adverse impacts to the basin or its users.

Chino Basin is among the largest groundwater basins in Southern California, and certainly one of the most actively studied and managed. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested to protect and enhance the basin, and support the near $1.5B economy of the region. I am incredibly excited to be part of this, and to lead our dedicated team as we do our part for approximately 1.2M people that call this area their home.

Peter Kavounas, General Manager

Current Agendas

Pool Committees

Appropriative Pool

October 15, 2020

Non-Agricultural Pool

October 9, 2020

Agricultural Pool

October 8, 2020

Advisory Committee

October 15, 2020

Watermaster Board

October 22, 2020

The dates above will be linked to the agendas as they become available.
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