The SVRCD is purchasing two California Integration Management Information System (CIMIS) stations in the northern and southwestern portions of the Shasta Valley. Shasta Valley is a high priority groundwater basin. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires the drafting of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to halt overdraft and balance the pumping and recharge of the basin.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) manages the CIMIS. The CIMIS was designed to assist irrigators in managing their water resources more efficiently.
Mr. Mengers, Senior Archaeologist and Historian was the project PI. He managed PanGIS staff in creating GIS mapping, ordering the record search and the Sacred Lands Search from the NAHC.
Mr. Mengers managed a staff that conducted the intensive ground survey around the planned station locations. As well as conducted historic research at the local historical society in Yreka, one of the oldest towns in Northern California. He also wrote the technical report detailing the study findings. The Shasta Valley has a rich Native American, mining, and ranching history.
The purpose of this survey was to provide constraints information to assist the SVRCD and the County of Siskiyou in their compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).