The Del Puerto Water District, City of Modesto, and City of Turlock are developing a regional solution to address water supply shortages in the northern portion of the San Joaquin Valley. The North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program (Program) will deliver up to 59,000 acre-feet per year of recycled water, produced by the Cities of Modesto and Turlock, directly to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Delta-Mendota Canal. The recycled water would then be conveyed directly to agricultural users in the San Joaquin Valley as well as National Wildlife Refuges to meet their water supply needs.
Horizon supported RMC Water and Environment in developing the EIR/EIS (certified in 2015), Biological Assessment, wetland delineation covering a 1,100-acre study area, permit applications for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and California Deparment of Fish and Wildlife, and construction monitoring deliverables for the Program. Horizon had in integral role in acquiring an incidental take permit for Swainson’s hawk for the Program’s Turlock segment, and continues to manage construction monitoring needs for the Program. Construction of the Program’s Modesto segment was successfully completed in June 2018 and the construction of the Turlock segment occurred in 2019.