Groundwater Recharge Assessment, Planning, and Design

Capitalizing on wet years, groundwater recharge provides large water capacity storage for dry years, enabling increased water supply reliability at lower capital costs. Our team of engineers, hydrogeologists, and geotechnical and water quality engineers have assisted many agencies with assessment, planning, funding, permitting, and design of groundwater recharge facilities.

Enhancing Water Supply Reliability through Recharge

Our engineers and hydrogeologists provide planning, analysis, and design experience in hydrogeology, groundwater recharge facilities, linear infrastructure, pump station and groundwater wells. Drought conditions require water agencies to maximize limited resources. Conjunctive use, or the coordination between surface and groundwater resources, can be an effective means to improve overall water supply reliability.

We help water agencies utilize non-local or imported sources in order to quantify recharge volumes and then withdraw amounts specific to those deposits when the need arises. Conjunctive use allows you to maximize natural sources of recharge, banking surface water runoff when abundant during wet years for use during dry years.

Clients Served

  • City of Santa Maria
  • Coachella Valley Water District
  • Eastern Municipal Water District
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Joshua Basin Water District
  • Temescal Valley Water District
  • Valley Center Municipal Water District
  • Western Municipal Water District

Project Highlights

  • San Jacinto Valley Enhanced Recharge and Recovery Program, Eastern Municipal Water District
  • Mountain Avenue West Recharge Basins, Eastern Municipal Water District
  • Design of Recharge Basin on Victoria Site, Western Municipal Water District
  • Charlan Road Season Storage Basins, Valley Center Municipal Water District (CWEA – San Diego, Engineering Achievement Award)

What We Do

Our multidisciplinary in-house specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.
  • Embankment Condition Assessment
  • Erosion control and slope stabilization
  • Extraction Well design and testing
  • Feasibility Assessments and Preliminary Design Reports
  • Hydrogeology Investigations and Modeling
  • Large scale grading and site layout and design
  • Pilot studies
  • Pipeline, Metering, and Control Facility design
  • Pump station design
  • Surface Water Hydrology and Hydraulic analysis
  • Water resources planning

Project Support


Santa Ana River Conservation and Conjunctive Use Program

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