Water Wisdom

The Soquel Creek Water District runs a monthly column called "Water Wisdom" in the Aptos Times and the Capitola/Soquel Times.  "Water Wisdom" is designed to deliver insightful perspectives on managing water.

Stage 3 Water Shortage Still in Effect Due to Groundwater Overdraft Conditions - May 2018

From last October to March our area received just over 16 inches of rain, which is only 62% of the typical average rainfall. Additionally, the District— in partnership with the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency— received new data this year validating that seawater intrusion is literally “knocking at the front door” of our groundwater supply along our entire coastline, from Pleasure Point to La Selva Beach.

The Impacts of Climate Change - April 2018

Written by:  Dr. Bruce Daniels, Board President

Climate change is a serious issue all over the planet. It also has real impacts right here in our Soquel Creek Water District that must be considered for our water supply planning.

Many Layers of Groundwater Awareness - March 2018

Raising awareness of groundwater is extremely important locally since ALL our water supply in the Santa Cruz Mid-County region comes from a complex groundwater basin comprised of two aquifers, the Purisima Formation and the Aromas Red Sands. Although we, including our hydrologists and others representing  the county, state, and federal  officials, have been studying these aquifers for more than 60 years, our knowledge and understanding of our local groundwater resources is continuously expanding as more data is gathered, water use changes, climate changes, and new wells are drilled.

District Receives $2 Million Dollar Planning Grant for Pure Water Soquel Project - February 2018

by: Melanie Mow Schumacher, P.E., Special Projects-Communications Manager

January brought the Soquel Creek Water District some very exciting news from the California State Water Resources Control Board! We’ve been awarded a grant under the state’s Proposition 1 funding program for up to $2 million dollars to further evaluate our proposed groundwater replenishment project, Pure Water Soquel.

A Productive Year, a Positive Future - December 2017/January 2018

by: Dr. Tom LaHue, Vice-President, Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors