Project Need

Sacramento County will use 85 million gallons of water per day (mgd) of water from the FRWP to serve customers in the central part of Sacramento County. The County currently serves customers through a conjunctive use program, delivering both surface water and groundwater. By increasing the surface water supply, the County can reduce its reliance on groundwater and allow aquifers in th central portion of the County to recharge. EBMUD will use 100 mgd of water from the FRWP as a supplemental water source in dry years only, estimated to be three out of every 10 years. EBMUD has an adequate water supply during normal and wet years, but must ration water during dry years. The supplemental water source from the FRWP will help EBMUD reduce rationing during dry years.