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    Aerial View Lake Piru and Santa Felicia Dam
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    Row Crops Irrigated by Groundwater in the Piru Basin
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    Santa Felicia Dam Fish Flow Release
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    Lemon Trees Irrigated by Local Groundwater
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    Boating on Lake Piru
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    Agriculture Irrigation Well at Saticoy Spreading Grounds
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    Freeman Diversion Dam following rare heavy rain in 2008
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    Saticoy desilting basin following a January 2019 rainfall

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welcome United Water Conservation District

United Water Conservation District works to manage, protect, conserve and enhance the region's water supply. Through careful monitoring and management, United maintains the water resources of the Santa Clara River, its tributaries and associated aquifers, in an environmentally balanced manner.

In an average year, United is able to recharge area aquifers with nearly 100,000 acre feet of water. This represents enough water to provide for close to 200,000 families for one year.

Mauricio Mauricio G photo   Smaller sizeE. Guardado, Jr., General Manager - Mr. Guardado joined the District as its General Manager in August 2015. He spent the previous nine years as the Retail Manager/CEO for the Santa Clarita Water Division of Castaic Lake Water Agency, which serves as the water provider for 120,000 residents in Santa Clarita. Prior to that he served as the Director of Engineering for Cucamonga Valley Water District. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal State, Northridge and a Master’s Degree from USC’s Executive Master of Leadership Program, and he is registered civil engineer in the state of California.

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Administrative Services

Engineering and Water Resources

Environmental Planning and Conservation

Water Resources

Operations & Maintenance


Staff Salaries and Benefits

2019-20 Salary Schedule

Benefits (Hourly, non-exempt)

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