Presentation by Gary Freeman, Principal Hydrologist, PG&E
The May 4th Drought Update includes a summary of current conditions and the week’s key action items. Click here to view the update.
Upper Feather River IRWM Request for Projects
By the Upper Feather River Regional Water Management Group
The Upper Feather River Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) is soliciting projects for the purpose of developing a list of implementation projects for inclusion in the Upper Feather River Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan. Collectively, these projects will seek to address regionally adopted goals and objectives adopted for the Plan, the California Water Plan Resource Management Strategies, and Department of Water Resources’ priorities for projects. Projects developed through this process will undergo a selection process for inclusion in the IRWM Plan Update as implementation projects, which will then be eligible for future Department of Water Resources IRWM grant funding opportunities. The Project Solicitation forms, instructions, eligibility, and submittal deadlines are available on the website at (http://featherriver.org/documents/).
|Project Development Steps||Date/Time|
|Release of Conceptual Project Summary and IRWM Project Information Forms||April 7, 2015|
|Project Solicitation Public Meetings||May 5, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Chester Memorial Hall, 225 Gay St, Chester
Click here for agenda.
|May 6, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Portola City Hall, 35 Third Ave, Portola
Click here for agenda.
|Deadline for Conceptual Project Summary Form Submittal (Step 1)||June 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m.|
|Deadline for IRWM Project Information Form Submittal (Step 2)||August 3, 2015, 5:00 p.m.|
A key goal of the IRWM Plan Update process is to garner input from residents, Tribes, and water managers in the region. The RWMG, which is responsible for the overall planning process and Plan approval, relies on involvement in the Workgroups and through public input to ensure all water management challenges and opportunities are identified and considered in the planning process. The RWMG is committed to ensuring that the new Plan reflects the priorities of people and water managers in the region. One of the benefits of developing a Department of Water Resources compliant IRWM Plan is that it will support local and regional efforts to secure competitive statewide grant funding for those projects that are selected for inclusion in the IRWM Plan. Progress on the project solicitation and the Plan Update may be monitored through the website, including news, updates, and upcoming meetings and workshops (http://featherriver.org/).
The April 14th Drought Update includes a summary of current conditions and the week’s key action items. Click here to view the update.
The Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) is soliciting projects for the purpose of developing a list of implementation projects for inclusion in the UFR IRWM Plan Update. Collectively, these projects will seek to address regionally adopted Goals and Objectives adopted for the Plan, address California Water Plan Resource Management Strategies (RMS), and Department of Water Resources’ priorities for projects. Projects developed through this process will undergo a selection and prioritization process for inclusion in the IRWM Plan Update as implementation projects. Projects selected for inclusion in the Plan will be eligible for future Department of Water Resources IRWM grant funding opportunities. Step 1 is due June 1, 2015. Click here to download project submittal forms and instructions.
SACRAMENTO – Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state’s drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient. Click here for full article.
As the drought tightens its grip, the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), The Nature Conservancy and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy today issued a joint call for renewed attention on California’s headwaters and the role they play in the state’s water supply and ecological health… Click here for full article.
Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package – Office of the Governor, 3/19/15
Mobilizing state resources to face another year of extreme dry conditions, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, and Republican Leaders Senator Bob Huff and Assemblymember Kristin Olsen to announce legislation to help local communities cope with the ongoing, devastating drought. The $1 billion package will expedite bond funding to make the state more resilient to the disastrous effects of climate change and help ensure that all Californians have access to local water supplies. Click here for full article.
With the Sierra snowpack dwindling and precipitation at record-breaking low levels, the State Water Resources Control Board today mandated that urban water agencies adopt restrictions on outdoor watering and cautioned that it may consider “more significant” actions in weeks to come. Click here for full article.
This week’s Water Plan eNews includes the following topics:
- Draft strategic plan charts course for groundwater sustainability in California
- 2015 Implementation Grant Solicitation draft guidelines and PSP released by DWR
- Report outlines four drought policy areas where California can improve
- Save the date for June climate change workshop in Sacramento
- Roundtable to offer water resource examples from around the country
- Splash — Water Scenarios