The Storage Panel is composed of each respective Water Rights Panel and the WRD Board of Directors, which together review and approve groundwater storage and augmentation projects within each Basin. Specifically, there is a Central Basin Storage Panel and a West Coast Basin Storage Panel. When a project application is submitted for consideration, the Administrative Body reviews the application for completeness. Once considered complete, the final application is sent to the Storage Panel and all parties of the corresponding adjudicated basin. The respective Water Rights Panel and WRD Board of Directors, sitting jointly as the Storage Panel, will conduct a joint public hearing concerning the project application. Both entities, sitting as the Storage Panel, will work together to adopt a uniform set of findings.
If you would like to submit a groundwater augmentation or storage project for consideration, please contact Esther Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org.