Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS)
- Comment Letters Received on the Final Management Zone Proposals
- Notice of Opportunity to Comment Concerning the Final Management Zone Proposals and Final Early Action Plans
- Final Management Zone Proposals and Early Action Plans
- CV-SALTS Response to Early Action Plans from Management Zones and Individual Path A Submittals
- State Water Board Resolution No. 2019-0057 - Approving Basin Plan Amendments Language for the Salt and Nitrate Control Program
- FAQ: Early Action Plans - Drinking Water Data Gathering and Interim Water Supplies
Table of Contents
- Overview of the CV-SALTS Program
- Implementation Forms, Templates and Guidance
- Salt Control Program
- Nitrate Control Program Management Zones and Individual Path A
- Education and Outreach
- Salt and Nitrate Control Program Basin Plan Amendments Proposed Revisions
- Salt and Nitrate Control Program Basin Plan Amendment
- Other Related CV-SALTS Basin Plan Amendments
Overview of the CV-SALTS Program
Elevated salinity and nitrates in surface water and groundwater are increasing problems affecting much of California, other western states, and arid regions throughout the world. In California, as surface and groundwater supplies become scarcer, and as wastewater streams become more concentrated, salinity and nitrate impairments are occurring with greater frequency and magnitude.
2006: The Central Valley Water Board, the State Water Board, and stakeholders began a joint effort to address the issues and initiated Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS).
2008: The Central Valley Salinity Coalition (CVSC) was formed. CVSC represents stakeholder groups working with the Board in the CV-SALTS effort.
2017: The Central Valley Water Board accepted a Central Valley-wide Salt and Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP) that was submitted by CV-SALTS.
2018: The Central Valley Water Board adopted a Salt and Nitrate Control Program implementing SNMP recommendations.
2019: State Water Board approved the Salt and Nitrate Control Program. State Water Board also directed targeted revisions to the amendment adopted by the Central Valley Water Board in Resolution R5-2018-0034 on 31 May 2018.
January 2020: Office of Administrative Law approved the Salt and Nitrate Control Program.
November 2020: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved most of the surface water provisions of the Salt and Nitrate Control Program.
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