Workshop Presentation - Honey Lake Valley Resource

Report
Integrated Regional Watershed Management Plan
Presentation – March 12, 2013
HLVRCD
 Integrated Regional Water
Management Plan (IRWMP) 101
 Project Application
 Questions???
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
 A regional approach for
addressing water management
issues
 A mechanism for stakeholders to
work together
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
 Fosters Collaboration Between
Agencies
 Supports Effective Water
Management
 Positions Region for Funding
 Enables Stakeholder Participation
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
 Long-term sustainable water supplies
 Development of regional baseline data
 Drinking water quality
 Groundwater supply reliability
 Septic and sewer improvements
 Storm water and flood management
 Urban and agricultural water supplies
 Tribal water concerns
The IRWM
Plan will help
the region
compete for
future
funding!
 Stream and wetland protection, restoration
 Fisheries protection and improvement
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
 Regional Water Management Group
(RWMG) was formed in 2012 to
establish and fund IRWM planning
 City of Susanville
 Honey Lake Valley RCD
 Susanville Indian Rancheria
 Lassen Irrigation Company
 Lassen County
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
 Region Acceptance Process(RAP)
submitted March 2012
 Consultant team hired to support
preparation of IRWM Plan
 Four RWMG meetings held
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
 In November 2002, the IRWM Program was
born
 Promotes a new model for water
management
 Encourages integrated strategies for water resources
management at the regional level
 Provided funding, through competitive grants
 $500 M through Proposition 50 in 2002
 $1 B through Proposition 84 in 2006
 $300 M through Proposition 1E in 2006
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
 Final Guidelines & PSP – Fall 2014 (September 1,
2014)

Plan Review Submittal Cut Off
 Applications Due – Winter 2014/2015 (November 1,
2014)
 Awards – By June 30,2015 (April 15, 2015)
 Accomplish by Cutting in Half:
DWR Review Periods
 DWR Management/Executive Review & Approval

Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
 Water supply concerns
 Water quality concerns
 Flood management concerns
 Water conveyance improvements
POTENTIAL PROJECTS!
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
 Regional Water Management Group
 Monthly Meetings
 Technical Advisory Committee
 Quarterly Meetings
 Compiling Existing Water Management Plans
 Follow all DWR IRWM Planning Standards
 Public Input
ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
Lahontan Basins IRWMP
•Upcoming RWMG/TAC meeting times and locations
•Previous meetings agendas and minutes
•Supporting IRWMP Documents
•IRWMP Project Application
•Status of all Technical Evaluations
•IRWMP Draft sections
•IRWMP Stakeholder project descriptions
•IRWMP Contact information
CAN ALL BE FOUND AT:
honeylakevalleyrcd.us/irwm
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
A. Manage natural water and flood flows for public safety, water supply, storage, recharge and
natural resource management
B. Meet demands for beneficial uses, including agriculture, municipal and environmental resource
needs within the IRWM Region.
C. Maximize water use efficiency.
D. Protect and improve water quality for beneficial uses, consistent with the Basin Plan.
E. Sustain and protect groundwater conditions within the Region.
F. Effectively address climate change adaptation and/or mitigation in water resource management.
G. Restore, protect and improve natural resources.
H. Address water-related needs of disadvantaged communities (DACs).
I. Improve coordination and integration of land use and water resources planning.
J. Protect and enhance water-associated recreation opportunities.
K. Establish and maintain effective communication among water resource stakeholders in the
Region.
L. Enhance public understanding of water management issues and needs.
Lahontan Basins Integrated Regional Water Management Plan

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