UFR IRWM Request for Projects – April 7, 2015

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.

Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions – 4/1/2015

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.

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.

California Water Plan eNews – 3/18/15

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

California Water Plan ENews – 3/11/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes the following topics:

  • UWMP guidebook webinar will gather input from water wholesalers
  • DWR sets new timeline for IRWM grant program solicitation (final Proposition 84 round)
  • Updates on the agenda for next California Water Commission meeting
  • Water data collection tool to be highlighted during next week’s webinar
  • Forest Service announces dates to listen to land management ideas
  • Reclamation assessment report looks at irrigation and reservoir projections
  • WestFAST newsletter explores groundwater, climate change, and drought
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