How Climate Change Impacts Pajaro Watershed

How Climate Change Impacts Pajaro Watershed

Introduction Climate change is a significant and persistent threat to our planet. The Pajaro watershed in California has been experiencing the adverse impacts of climate change. Pajaro River watershed is a 960 square mile watershed located on the central coast of California. This article examines the impacts of climate change on the Pajaro watershed. Pajaro […]

How Pajaro Watershed Affects Local Economy

How Pajaro Watershed Affects Local Economy

Nestled within the heart of California and spilling over into Monterey Bay, the Pajaro Watershed is an essential natural resource for the local communities. In this article, we’ll explore the watershed’s impact on the local economy, discuss its challenges, and highlight the collaborative efforts being made to protect and sustain it. Pajaro Watershed Overview Geographic […]

Romantic Getaways In Pajaro Watershed: A Perfect Destination For Honeymooners

Romantic Getaways In Pajaro Watershed: A Perfect Destination For Honeymooners

As newlyweds, planning a honeymoon can be one of the most exciting experiences in a couple’s life. It’s a time to relax and enjoy each other’s company in a romantic setting. However, finding the perfect destination can be challenging. The Pajaro Watershed in California is a unique and breathtaking location that offers honeymooners an opportunity […]

Flood Damage And Recovery In Pajaro Watershed: Understanding The Process

Flood Damage And Recovery In Pajaro Watershed: Understanding The Process

The Pajaro Watershed, located in the southwestern United States, experiences frequent flooding due to its location near several major rivers. Floods can cause significant damage to both public and private infrastructure, leading to economic losses and disruption of daily life. To better understand the impacts of floods and develop strategies for recovery, it is essential […]

Water Supply

Water Supply

The economy of the Pajaro Valley relies on the availability of water. Eighty-four per cent of water use is used for agriculture and is almost all supplied by groundwater (Hanson, 2003). Because the Pajaro River watershed crosses multiple county lines, the water supply is monitored by several agencies. The¬†Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency¬†(PVWMA) is the […]

Watershed Studies

Watershed Studies

The resource/regulatory agencies and the USACE agreed early in the planning process that the acceptability of the lower Pajaro River project design was dependent upon reasonable faith efforts to address upper Pajaro River watershed issues that could threaten the lower Pajaro River project. These concerns include increased development, and improved stormwater flows from impervious surfaces, […]

Bench Excavation

Bench Excavation

The Pajaro River Bench Excavation Project is designed to relieve the magnitude and severity of potential future flooding of the Pajaro River levees by “de-stressing” and creating benches along the existing levee system. The California Department of Water Resources awarded approximately $6 million to the local sponsor counties to implement bench excavation within the existing […]

Flood Risk Management Project

Flood Risk Management Project

Note: As of June 2015, information on Current Alternatives, Cost, Financing, and other elements of the Pajaro River Flood Risk Managment Project are being updated, and up-to-date information will be available soon. Flood Risk Management Project The Flood Risk Management Project is a local and federal response to address the immediate and future flood concerns of […]