RELEASE OF IRWMP PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT FEBRUARY 15, 2013
After nearly two years’ preparation and ten public meetings, a public review draft of the Upper Pit Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) will be released February 15, 2013 for a 30-day review period.
After the public review period, the Regional Water Management Group responsible for preparing the Plan will review comments and submit a copy to the Department of Water Resources for its review. Adoption of the document is anticipated during summer 2013 at a publicly noticed meeting.
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To obtain a copy of this document, please click on the above tab, 'The Plan (IRWMP)' Or:
- Visit Alturas, Fall River Mills, or Burney public libraries where both discs and hard copies are available for review; and/or
- Request an electronic version from: email@example.com.
Please submit electronic or written comments by March 15, 2013 to:
Director of Administrative Services
North Cal-Neva RC&D Council
P.O. Box 1434
Alturas, CA 96101
Over 80 projects, totaling $40,730,764 in value, have been identified by local agencies and organizations for inclusion in the Plan and potential eligibility for funding. The next project funding cycle is coming up in spring 2013, and proposed projects are currently being reviewed and evaluated to determine which may be most competitive for this round. For more information about the projects and the evaluation process. Read more about projects.
IRWM Implementation Grants
Proposition 84 Chapter 2 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Grant Program, administered by DWR, provides funding for projects that assist local public agencies meet long term water needs of the state including the delivery of safe drinking water and the protection of water quality and the environment.
Applicants seeking to apply for an IRWM Implementation Grant will need to have engaged in the IRWM Planning process, and adhere to both the Guidelines and appropriate Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) relevant to the current funding. Information relating to each IRWM Implementation Grant program including current PSPs are provided below.
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What is IRWM?
Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Planning began in 2002, with the passage of Proposition 50 by California voters. The bond, among other things, authorized spending $3.4 billion in general obligation bonds funds to construct a variety of water supply and water quality projects across the state. The IRWM program encourages voluntary cooperation in managing water resources within a region. IRWM involves multiple agencies, stakeholders, individuals, and groups; and provides a venue for local stakeholders to address the issues and differing perspectives of involved entities through mutually beneficial solutions.
By law, IRWM cannot impact local or regional water rights, nor can it override local plans and policies or the decisions of elected bodies. The process and plan is advisory only.
To access the available bond funds involves a three-step process: (1) formally identifying the region, (2) developing a plan to inform voluntary water management. and, 3) applying for funding. The IRWMP includes a list of projects proposed by local agencies and Tribes that could be funded to improve local conditions. For more information click here
What is an IRWMP?
According to the California Department of Water Resources, an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRMWP) is a comprehensive planning document to encourage development of voluntary regional strategies for management of water resources.
An IRWMP investigates a broad spectrum of water resource management strategies, identifies the benefits of integrating water management strategies, and develops priorities for implementing projects and programs. An IRWMP is a comprehensive planning document to encourage regional strategies and cooperative solutions for issues of water quality, water quantity and watershed health. For information on the required Table of Contents for an IRWMP click here. To view the DWR IRWM guidelines click here.