Draft Upper Feather River IRWM Plan Now Available for Public Review – Comments due September 14, 2016

The Draft Upper Feather River Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan is available for a 30-day public review from August 15, 2016 to September 14, 2016.

IRWM is a collaborative effort to identify and implement water management solutions on a regional scale that increase regional self-reliance, support collaborative relationships, and manage water to concurrently achieve social, environmental, and economic objectives. One of the benefits of developing a DWR-compliant IRWM Plan is that it will support local and regional efforts to secure grant funding for projects identified as part of the planning process. A key goal of the IRWM planning process has been to garner public participation and input from residents, Tribes, and stakeholders within the region to create a Plan that reflects the priorities of communities and stakeholders in the region.

The Draft Plan can be accessed from the project website at http://featherriver.org/draft-irwm-plan; copies are available for reading at the offices of Plumas and Sierra counties and the City of Portola.

Three public meetings will be held to present the Draft Plan and receive comments.

Quincy:  August 19, 2016 (regular RWMG meeting); County of Plumas, 555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971

Chester:  August 31, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm (public meeting); Almanor Recreation Center, 400 Meadowbrook Loop, Chester, CA 96020

City of Portola:  September 1, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm (public meeting); City Hall, 35 Third Avenue, Portola, CA 96122

Comments on the Draft Plan are encouraged and should be submitted in writing by September 14, 2016 to:

Uma Hinman, Project Coordinator
555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971