WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony for Upper Amargosa Creek Recharge Project
WHEN: TODAY, Thursday, December 12, 10 am.
WHERE: 25th St. West (Highland Ave.), just north of Elizabeth Lake Road, Palmdale
WHO: Officials from the City of Palmdale, California Department of Water Resources, Palmdale Water District, Antelope Valley East Kern Water District and Los Angeles County Waterworks; representatives from Nickolas Construction and Bowe Construction.
BACKGROUND: The $15 million dollar Upper Amargosa Creek Recharge Project was funded by State Prop 84 and consisted of a regional effort between the City of Palmdale, the Antelope Valley – East Kern Water Agency, Palmdale Water District, Los Angeles County Waterworks District and Department of Water Resources (DWR) to improve the reliability of the region’s water supply. Implementation of the project enables the storage of this precious resource in the local Antelope Valley Groundwater Basin for use by the region during periods of drought or disruptions in State Water Project operations.
Major facilities include a new turnout off the California Aqueduct, a mile of 48 inch in diameter pipeline, recharge basins and associated facilities and nature walking trails with a pedestrian bridge in conjunction with improvement of the flood control channel to prevent flooding.
INFO: For more information, please call 661/267-5300.