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Mendocino City Community Services District


9/24/2020 (updated)

Board Declares Stage 2 Water Shortage


Hydrology and Geology of Mendocino

Presentation by Mike Maley, senior Hydrologist with Todd Groundwater

Per California Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 the meeting will be held via teleconference.

On Tuesday November 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

To participate using Zoom the meeting ID is: 994 8044 2993 Passcode: aJVe56

You are invited to participate in a presentation on the Hydrology and Geology of the Mendocino Headlands Aquifer. Senior Hydrologist Mike Maley of Todd Groundwater has worked with MCCSD over the past 15-plus years to create a groundwater model of the Mendocino Headlands Aquifer underlying our District. Mr. Maley is currently working on a model update using recent rainfall data, depth-to-water measurements, and extraction records.

MCCSD recently formed a Groundwater Management Advisory Committee made up of eight local stakeholders, community members, property owners, business owners, registered voters, and two current Board members to review our Groundwater Extraction Permit Ordinance, the Water Shortage Contingency Plan, and WSCP Ordinance. The idea is to look critically at these Ordinances, listen to professionals, and listen to anyone that might have concerns or suggestions to see if there is room for improvement.

The committee is hosting Mike Maley and offering this presentation to the community to increase awareness and scientific understanding, and to generate conversation so we might all better understand the groundwater situation in Mendocino. If you have question for Mr. Maley should be submitted to the MCCSD office ahead of time.

Who We Are

Plant Aerial

The Mendocino City Community Services District (MCCSD) is an independent Special District of the State of California, responsible for the protection and management of the water resources within the District.

What We Do

  •  Wastewater Treatment
  •  Groundwater Management
  •  Street Lighting

The primary goals of MCCSD are to efficiently treat the community's wastewater and effectively manage its groundwater resource. These goals have been accomplished through the operation of a tertiary level treatment plant and the development of a Groundwater Management Plan, which was designed to protect the town's aquifers from overdraft.

Rainfall and Groundwater Information

For Mendocino over the last few months.

Depth to water shows how the groundwater levels change seasonally over past years to date. We have 24 wells that are monitored monthly. The graph points are the average of the monthly readings.

Board of Directors

The Mendocino City Community Services District is a California Special District governed by a five member Board of Directors with each Director serving either a two or four-year term.
Elections are held in November of odd numbered years.  As of this date, the directors and terms of office for the Mendocino City Community Services District are:

President: Harold Hauck 11/2022
Vice President: Jim Sullivan 11/2020
Director: Jean Arnold 11/2022
Director: Ottopaskal Rice 11/2020
Director: Vacant>

Any interested person may apply for the office of Director when there is a vacancy.  An applicant must be a registered voter and reside within the boundaries of the MCCSD.