Released On: September 22, 2004
The investigation and testing for a viable groundwater banking program on Meyers property began in 1998. Mr. Meyers initiated the investigation, at his own risk and expense, as a means of improving the reliability of surface water supplies for Meyers Farms. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Commissioner Keys, construction of the Meyers Farm Water Bank began in January 2002. The bank started with 3 recharge ponds and has expanded to 4 recharge ponds on 76 acres with a surface storage capacity of 400 acre-feet. The ponds are believed to have the capability of recharging up to 5000 acre-feet per year. The ponds are operated to provide seasonal resting habitat and short-term forage for migratory waterfowl.
Directions from I-5 - Take the Nees Avenue exit and proceed East. Turn right onto Highway 33 and proceed South. At the Y, verge left onto Highway 180 (Whitesbridge Road) and proceed East. Spreckels Sugar plant will be on the left side of the road.
Directions from Hwy 99 - Take Highway 180 - Kerman exit and proceed West. This is Whitesbridge Road. Continue on through Kerman. Spreckels Sugar plant will be on your right.
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