Skip to main content

YCFC&WCD Groundwater Recharge

Since 2016, the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has planned to divert excess winter storm flows from Cache Creek into the District's 160-mile unlined canal system. Because the canals are unlined, water that is diverted into the canals contributes directly to the groundwater aquifer. So far, over 20,000 AF of water has been recharged into the aquifer. 

In the coming years, the project hopes to expand by spreading some of the water onto fields and idle land with the help of willing farmers and landowners. If you are interested in participating, please contact us!

YearDiversion DaysStormwater Diversion to Groundwater Recharge (AF)

          * Limited precipitation and Delta conditions did not allow for excess flow diversion in these years