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BWD Groundwater Management Expenditures 1997 - Date

Digger - Updated: April 5, 2012

The Borrego Water District's Board of Directors should be at the forefront of efforts to resolve Borrego's groundwater crisis, but historically they have not been. That has not, however, kept them from spending more than $2.5 million of rate-payer's money on "Groundwater Management." The accompanying spreadsheet represents only expenses actually charged to the Groundwater Management line of BWD's budget since 1997. The actual amount spent for that purpose is much higher. Not included in the above, for instance, is nearly $800,000 spent to purchase and fallow approximately 40 acres of citrus. For all of that, and after fifteen years of "managing groundwater," there have been no significant, documented groundwater savings.

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