GSI is helping to site and install two new production wells within the Santa Ynez River alluvial gravels for the City. Work has included characterization of the hydrogeology in the vicinity of the river, installation of several test borings, and assessment of sustainable yield. GSI is also supporting the City’s application for a water rights license to pump water from the river underflow; this effort has included preparation of a River Well Operations and Monitoring Plan that is intended to manage potential impacts to neighboring groundwater users and the river. Additionally, GSI has assisted in negotiating resolution of protests by neighboring well owners and groups concerned about the protection of fish habitat.
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