MONTEREY PENINSULA
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

5 Harris Court, Building G,   P.O. Box 85,  Monterey, CA 93942-0085 (USA) Administrative Offices:   (831) 658-5600 Fax: (831) 644-9560
MISSION STATEMENT: TO MANAGE, AUGMENT, AND PROTECT WATER RESOURCES FOR THE  BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
 

This is the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District GIS Map Gallery Description page.

This page contains descriptions of the maps and posters in the MPWMD Map Gallery.   These descriptions do not constitute GIS metadata, but are meant to give the public basic information about the map or poster of interest.

Please contact Eric Sandoval if you have questions regarding the web content, GIS data, or related materials of the MPWMD GIS Map Gallery.  Questions?

 

 

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Title: Monterey Peninsula Water Management District boundary and Carmel River Watershed boundary

Abstract: This map contains a digital raster graphic topographic base map of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) regulatory area at 1:100,000 scale.  It was derived from georeferenced, scanned image of the MPWMD regulatory boundary and USGS topographic base map.  Shaded relief was derived from the USGS 30-meter digital elevation model.

Purpose: To provide a visual representation of the MPWMD and the Carmel River watershed boundary in relation to the USGS topographic quadrangle base map.

 

Title: Monterey Peninsula Water Management District boundary

Abstract: This map contains a digital raster graphic base map of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) regulatory area at approximately 1:125,000 scale.  It was derived from COGO representation of the written description as outlined in the State Water Code Appendix 118-102, Chapter 1: Creation and Territory.

Purpose: To provide a visual representation of the MPWMD Boundary for general presentations and reports

 

Title: Monterey Peninsula Water Management District boundary

Abstract: This map contains a digital raster graphic base map of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) regulatory area at approximately 1:125,000 scale.  It was derived from COGO representation of the written description as outlined in the State Water Code Appendix 118-102, Chapter 1: Creation and Territory.  Shaded relief was derived from the USGS 30-meter digital elevation model.

Purpose: To provide a visual representation of the MPWMD Boundary for general presentations and reports

 

Title: Carmel River Watershed boundary

Abstract: The Carmel River Watershed boundary is based upon the California Watershed Map. The California Watershed Map(CALWATER version 2.2) is a set of standardized watershed boundaries meeting standardized delineation criteria. The hierarchy of watershed designations consists of six levels of increasing specificity: Hydrologic Region (HR), Hydrologic Unit (HU), Hydrologic Area (HA), Hydrologic Sub-Area (HSA), Super Planning Watershed (SPWS), and Planning Watershed (PWS).

Purpose: The primary purpose of Calwater is the assignment of a single, unique code to a specific watershed polygon. The purpose of this map is to provide a visual representation of the Carmel River Watershed boundary for general presentations and reports

 

Title: Water West Map:  Former water system for Carmel Valley Residents

Abstract: Properties located in the former Water West system, now owned and operated by California-American Water Company (Cal-Am), are eligible for water from the Water West Allocation.   There is a limited amount of water available (12.473 acre-feet as of July 28, 2003).  The area is generally located between Phelps Way and Laurel Drive on the North and South sides of Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley, California.  The map of the former Water West service area was provided by Cal-Am Water Company and may not contain all parcels located within the former Water West area.  If you have copies of water bills from the former Water West system and your property is not included in the mapped area, please submit copies to Monterey County Planning and Building Inspection Department as evidence of your eligibility for water.

Purpose: To provide a visual representation of the former Water West water system service area.  The map of the former Water West service area was provided by Cal-Am Water Company and may not contain all parcels located within the former Water West area.  Click HERE for a link to more detailed information.

 

Title: Voter Division Boundary Maps

Abstract: During the Census 2000 Redistricting effort the boundaries for voter divisions of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District were drawn and a map was created to visualize these boundaries.  Each map shows the 5 geographical divisions and voting districts for each MPWMD representative.  Representatives for the County of Monterey and incorporated cities are chosen through a different process.

Purpose: To provide a visual representation of the MPWMD board member voting districts.  

Title: Monterey Peninsula Water Management District boundary and County of Monterey Parcel Map: Ordinance 105 Maps

Abstract: This map series contains 14 maps and 1 index map that cover the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) boundary and Carmel River watershed boundary.  The maps were derived from numerous sources of data, some of which include: MPWMD boundary, Carmel River Alluvial Aquifer, Monterey County Township and Range boundaries, Monterey County street centerlines, Monterey County parcel boundaries, Cal-EPA River Reach 3 streams and rivers, Carmel River watershed boundary, and Monterey Peninsula city limits.

Purpose: Provide a visual representation of relevant boundaries associated with Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Ordinance 105.  This map is used by MPWMD staff to help determine whether Ordinance 105 pertains to a particular parcel or legal lot of record

Title: Seaside Basin boundary Map

Abstract: This map contains a boundary that delineates the Seaside Groundwater Basin.  The boundaries were derived from the 2005 Seaside Basin Report

Purpose: Provide a visual representation of relevant boundaries associated with Seaside Groundwater Basin.  This map is used by MPWMD staff for basin management, groundwater modeling and hydrogeology analysis.

 

Title: Steelhead Rearing Habitat Map

Abstract: This map contains features that depict seasonal steelhead rearing habitat.  The features were derived from the USGS hydrography layer,  that consists of flowing waters (rivers and streams), standing waters (lakes and ponds), and wetlands -- both natural and manmade.   Line features have attribute codes that represent streams or shorelines.  The hydrography layer was assembled from data originally published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Digital Line Graph (DLG-3) format. DLG-3 data were generated by USGS from 1:100,000-scale maps by manual digitizing and raster scanning.  Reaches were identified from the hydrography layer that contained potential steelhead habitat.  A 1000-ft buffer was created that outlines the seasonal rearing habitat as defined by Monterey Peninsula Water Management District surveys and historical observations.

Purpose: Provide a visual representation of relevant steelhead rearing habitats in the Carmel River Watershed. 

Title: Steelhead Spawning Habitat Map

Abstract: This map contains features that depict seasonal steelhead spawning habitat.  The features were derived from the USGS hydrography layer,  that consists of flowing waters (rivers and streams), standing waters (lakes and ponds), and wetlands -- both natural and manmade.   Line features have attribute codes that represent streams or shorelines.  The hydrography layer was assembled from data originally published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Digital Line Graph (DLG-3) format. DLG-3 data were generated by USGS from 1:100,000-scale maps by manual digitizing and raster scanning.  Reaches were identified from the hydrography layer that contained potential steelhead habitat.  A 1000-ft buffer was created that outlines the seasonal spawing habitat as defined by Monterey Peninsula Water Management District surveys and historical observations.

Purpose: Provide a visual representation of relevant steelhead rearing habitats in the Carmel River Watershed.  

Title: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment Sample Sites Map

Abstract: The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District initiated a biological monitoring program for the Carmel River in the fall of 2000 to help evaluate its water and physical habitat quality and establish a baseline of information. This information will be used in conjunction with other water quality assessment programs to assess effects of future land and water use activities. District staff recognized that monitoring of aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates could supplement and complement their ongoing surface water quality sampling.

Purpose: Because of benthic macroinvertebrate (BMI) abundance, taxonomic diversity and range of response to changes in their aquatic environment, BMI were used to monitor the quality of surface water resources.  These sites help MPWMD staff monitor water and habitat quality.

Title: Laguna Seca Subarea Geology Map                AND             Title: Laguna Seca Subarea Geologic Unit Description

Abstract:  Under Construction

Purpose:  Under Construction

 

Title: Red Legged Frog Sightings Map

Abstract: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was used to determine where California red-legged frog (CRLF) Rana aurora draytonii surveys are necessary and for the analysis of CRLF locations and habitat characteristics to determine population distribution, reproductive habitat, and potential reproductive habitat within the Carmel River Watershed. Data from MPWMD, Calif. Dept. of Fish and Game and other sources were used to compile the sighting locations.

Purpose:  This GIS database will serve as a tool to enable the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) to track the CRLF population in restoration projects and to evaluate how water resources affect CRLF habitat on the Carmel River, Monterey County,California. It will also serve as an educational tool for other public agencies and the community to gain understanding about the ecology of the California red-legged frog in this region.

Title: Cross Section For a HDD Well: Desalination Project Diagram

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Title: Proper Functioning Condition Assessment of The Carmel River and Tributaries
 

Abstract: Proper functioning condition (PFC) is a qualitative method developed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service to assess the condition of riparian-wetland areas based on hydrology, vegetation, and erosion/deposition (soils) attributes. A total of 17 “yes/no” questions are posed about the characteristics of the stream, resulting in one of three ratings that reflect stream resiliency: (1) proper functioning condition; (2) functional-at-risk; or (3) non-functional. A rating of “proper functioning condition” means that a stream is resilient, i.e., the riparian-wetland area is stable during most high-flow events. A resilient stream produces desired values such as high quality fish and bird habitat. “Functional-at-risk” means the stream reach is currently functional, but is at risk of becoming non-functional due to an observed condition that could impact the reach in the future. “Non-functional” indicates that there is a condition in the reach or watershed interfering with the natural functions of the stream.  These PFC assessments were performed by two interdisciplinary teams with local, on-the-ground experience in the quantitative sampling techniques that support the PFC checklist. The 37 PFC assessments for the Carmel River were performed by Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD), and 95 tributary assessments were performed by the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy.
 

Purpose: To evaluate the functioning condition of the Carmel River and associated tributaries in the Carmel River watershed

Title: Valley Hills Restoration Project:  Quantification of Riparian Vegetative Cover
 

Abstract: In 1984, the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) developed the Carmel River Management Plan to address erosion, property loss, and the decline of Carmel River habitat. Primary goals included the protection of aquatic and riparian resources within the alluvial portion, and comprehensive stream restoration using a combination of limited structural protection and native riparian plants. In 1984, restoration of eight miles of river was scheduled to be completed by MPWMD within ten years. In 1992 and 1993, the restoration of the Valley Hills reach was completed and has since been irrigated. Two aerial photos, taken in July 1991 and July 2003, were spatially corrected and used to track changes in vegetation development. The results show that in 1991, prior to the restoration effort, 1.44 acres of riparian vegetation existed within the total project area of 5.63 acres (26% cover). Twelve years later, after re-contouring of the site and the planting of cottonwoods, willows, alders, and dogwoods, a total of 4.10 acres of riparian vegetation exist. This is 73% cover, showing a 185% increase in riparian vegetation in this reach.

Purpose: Quantify the change of vegetative cover of the Valley Hills Restoration site, using remote sensing and GIS.

Title: Laguna Seca Subarea and Regional Water Systems
 

Abstract: Under Construction

Purpose: Provide a visualization of the Laguna Seca subarea boundary and regional water systems boundaries in relation to parcel and street location overlay.

 

Title: Seaside Groundwater Basin and Subareas
 

Abstract: Under Construction

Purpose: Provide a visualization of the Seaside Groundwater Basin and subarea boundaries in relation to 2003 Orthoimagery and MPWMD boundary

 

 

Title: POSTER- Seaside Groundwater Basin Phase 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project, Panel 1
 

Abstract: In the Monterey Peninsula area, surface and groundwater resources are managed by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (District). The District regulates all water distribution systems within its boundaries. California American Water (Cal-Am) owns and operates the largest distribution system within the District and serves approximately 95% of the water users in the area. Cal-Am produces water from wells in the Carmel Valley alluvial groundwater basin and the Seaside groundwater basin. Although these basins are hydrologically separate, they are hydraulically connected by Cal-Am's distribution system. Both basins are presently stressed from excessive pumping.  To help address these problems, the District has proposed a phased Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Program that would divert water from the Carmel Valley alluvial groundwater basin during the high-flow rainy season for injection into the coastal subareas of the Seaside groundwater basin. This water, which would be treated and transmitted through the existing Cal-Am distribution system, would be extracted by dual-purpose injection/recovery wells to meet Cal-Am customer demand during the low-flow dry season.

Purpose: This poster was created for the 2005 ACWA conference.  It describes the Seaside Groundwater Basin Phase 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project.  This poster is panel 1 of 2.

 

 

Title: POSTER- Seaside Groundwater Basin Phase 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project, Panel 2
 

Abstract: In the Monterey Peninsula area, surface and groundwater resources are managed by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (District). The District regulates all water distribution systems within its boundaries.   The District has proposed a phased Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Program that would divert water from the Carmel Valley alluvial groundwater basin during the high-flow rainy season for injection into the coastal subareas of the Seaside groundwater basin. This water, which would be treated and transmitted through the existing Cal-Am distribution system, would be extracted by dual-purpose injection/recovery wells to meet Cal-Am customer demand during the low-flow dry season

Purpose: This poster was created for the 2005 ACWA conference.  It describes the Seaside Groundwater Basin Phase 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project's purpose, project yield, benefits and costs.  This poster is panel 2 of 2

 
 

 

               


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