Urban Water Management Plan

A District reservoir with mountains in the backgroundPadre Dam's Urban Water Management Plan addresses the District’s water system and includes a description of the water supply sources, magnitudes of historical and projected water use and a comparison of water supply and water demands during normal, single-dry, and multiple-dry years. The State legislature requires the document to contain a detailed evaluation of the supplies necessary to reliably meet demands over at least a 20-year period in both normal and dry years.

Once completed, the District’s 2020 Urban Water Management Plan will serve as the long-term guide to ensure a safe and reliable water supply for the District’s population of more than 103,000.

Water Code §10642 requires the District to hold a public hearing to solicit comments on the draft 2020 Urban Water Management Plan, draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan, and draft addendum to the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan, and to make the documents available for public review in advance of the public hearing. Padre Dam's Board of Directors approved these documents at a meeting on June 16. Final versions of the documents will be posted soon.

Draft 2020 Urban Water Management Plan
Draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan
Draft Addendum to the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan

Reference Documents

San Diego County Water Authority's 2020 Urban Water Management Plan
2015 Urban Water Management Plan
California Department of Water Resources Urban Water Management Plan Guidebook 2020

Padre Dam worked with the San Diego County Water Authority and neighboring water agencies to prepare for water shortages, including droughts. Thanks to investments in water supply reliability, the District and the rest of San Diego County have sufficient water supplies to meet demand, even through multiple dry years.

The Urban Water Management Plan process is a critical part of meeting the long-range water supply needs of the San Diego region for both normal and dry year weather conditions. As California and the Southwest face increasingly unpredictable climate patterns and other areas are facing significant water cutbacks, thanks to decades of planning, the San Diego region has sufficient supplies for dry years like this one.

Contact Information and Submitting Comments
For further information please contact Robin Bier, Project Manager, at 619-258-4646 or rbier@padre.org