Semitropic Water Storage District
During the mid 1990’s Semitropic Water Storage District began construction for its $100M+ Groundwater Banking Program. The District continues to develop and is currently operating one of the largest and most successful groundwater banking facilities in California. Construction of the $100M+ Stored Water Recovery Unit (SWRU), a component of the Groundwater Banking Program, began in 2006. This project component is being developed to expanding their “take facilities” to increase return capacity to the California Aqueduct.
Wayne Dahl* served as project manager for the Groundwater Banking Program design and construction from 1994 to 1998. John Dahl*, has served as Construction Manager and been involved in the system upgrades for Semitropic’s Groundwater Banking Program since 1995. It is important to note that much of the work for canal modifications and upgrades was accomplished over a multi-year period during short winter-time dry-up periods.
Components of the Groundwater Banking Program include:
* Work completed primarily while with another firm.