Beaumont Line 16 Water Conservation and Flood Protection Project Ribbon Cutting Event Celebrates a Significant Milestone
September 8, 2023
BEAUMONT, CA – The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, today hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the much-anticipated Beaumont Line 16 Water Conservation and Flood Protection Project.
The $7.6 million Beaumont Line 16 Water Conservation and Flood Protection Project stood as a testament to the unwavering commitment of both districts to provide sustainable solutions for conserving local water supplies and ensuring the safety and water security of the region's communities. The project was supported by the Department of Water Resources and the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority. In addition, the project received $1.2 million through the Proposition 84 Integrated Regional Water Management Implementation Grant.
“In terms of water supply, this project will benefit 900 families that will have more access to clean water,” said Fifth District Supervisor Yxstian Gutierrez. “At the same time, this will protect thousands of residents from flooding and other damages caused by storms.”
This groundbreaking initiative was designed, planned and executed to mitigate flooding risks while promoting water conservation and resilience in the face of water resource challenges.
"The completion of the Beaumont Line 16 Project marks a significant collective effort to safeguard our communities from flood hazards while preserving our precious water resources," said Jason Uhley, General Manager-Chief Engineer of the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. "We are proud to work hand-in-hand with the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District in achieving our shared vision of a sustainable and secure future for all residents in the region."
Key features of the Beaumont Line 16 Water Conservation and Flood Protection Project include enhanced flood protection and water conservation measures. The project incorporates state-of-the-art flood control infrastructure, ensuring enhanced protection for residential and commercial properties against potential flood events. The project also employs modern water conservation recharge basins to collect stormwater, the project optimizes recharge of captured stormwater into the groundwater aquifer, promoting responsible stewardship of this vital resource.
The ribbon-cutting event was attended by Fifth District Supervisor Yxstian Gutierrez as well as board members from Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency, and Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District. Before the ceremony, scenic tours of the Beaumont Line 16 Project Basins were conducted, offering participants a unique opportunity to witness the facility firsthand.
"We were thrilled to collaborate with the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and to receive financial support from the Department of Water Resources and Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority to bring the project to fruition," expressed Dan Jaggers, General Manager of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District. "This landmark project exemplifies our commitment to serve the community's long-term water needs while actively safeguarding against potential flood risks."
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