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STATUS OF YUBA COUNTY IRWMP

On May 6, 2015, a previous update to the was unanimously adopted by the Reginal Water Management
Group (RWMG). Now, another update to the IRWM to make it compliant with 2016 IRWMP Guidelines is
currently being prepared (see Upcoming Events elsewhere on this page). Once the updated document is finalized in spring 2018, the project team will notify the RWMG membership and interested parties/stakeholders, so that adoption of the new document by interested entities can take place. Stakeholder adoption both confirms the entities's concurrence with the Plan contentand makes those entities eligible for future IRWM-based funding. Others in the region may contact the project team at katie@burdico.net or via phone at 530/823-1310 to arrange for presentations to their boards or governing bodies in support of adoption, or to ask any questions about the process or the document.

 

SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION DURING LAST ROUND OF PROP 84 FUNDING

During the last round of Prop 84 Implementation Grant funding in 2015, the RWMG identified the Gold
Village Comprehensive Water Sustainability Project as the focus of a funding grant application. The Gold
Village Project was successfully funded for $1.2 million and is currently being implemented.

 

DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM (DACI)

Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA) received a $3.7 million grant to support needs assessments and
water management projects in disadvantaged communities throughout the Sacramento Region Funding
Area/SRFA (see Map).
The SRFA consists of the following IRWM regions: Upper Sacramento-McCloud, Upper Pit River
Watershed, North Sacramento Valley, Westside (Yolo, Solano, Napa, Lake, Colusa), Yuba County and
American River Basin. A representative from each of these IRWM regions participated in the creation of
the successful application to DWR for an extensive outreach, engagement, and capacity-building exercise
for the Funding Area as a whole.
Work funded under his three-year grant began in August 2017 with infrastructure-related Needs
Assessments in all 94 Disadvantaged Community (DAC) Places identified in the respective Regions’
current IRWMP. Once the Needs Assessments are completed by mid-year 2018, the project team from
Burdick & Company will synthesize findings from the assessments into a report for a committee of SRFA

regional representatives. The outcome of the findings and committee review will direct actions for Phase
2 of the DACI grant activities into 2019-2020.These recommendations will likely include cost-effective
means of addressing needs, technical assistance with developing projects, and region-wide solutions for
advancing local capacity to address local needs.

About the
Yuba IRWMP

Next Steps for the Plan – A 2018 IRWMP Update
  • In 2016, Department of Water Resources (DWR) updated the IRWM Guidelines, requiring that any IRWM region that wants to pursue future funding opportunities must bring its Plan into compliance with the new guidelines.
  • In 2018, the Yuba County IRWMP will undergo updates to make it consistent with the 2016 Guidelines and to ensure eligibility of Yuba County IRWM projects for DWR Implementation Grant funding cycles.
  • The next round of IRWMP Implementation funding grant applications (via Proposition 1) will be accepted by DWR in late 2018 or early 2019. It will be the task of the Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) to select which of those projects (of those included in the adopted Plan) will be put forward for this upcoming round of funding.
 

Upcoming Events

  • Updated chapters of the Public Review Draft of the Plan are posted under the Plan tab (here). Comments on the Public Review Draft are due May 25, 2018. Please submit
    comments to: 

    Burdick & Company
    Attn. Katie Burdick
    1545 Shirland Tract
    Auburn, CA 95603
    (530) 823-1310
    katie@burdico.net 

    An RWMG meeting to adopt the Plan update will be held on June 27, 2018, at the YCWA offices from 9:00am - 11:00am following interim and public review, integration of public comments, and ongoing project development. Please look for public notice of the meeting to adopt the Plan in your local newspapers and revisit this site for meeting notices.

  • The IRWM team will be meeting with each of the IRWM members through mid-2018, to ensure that any new or revised projects are included in the Plan. Inclusion of a project in the Plan is a mandatory aspect of DWR Implementation Grant funding eligibility.

  • As always, the funding round will be competitive across the Sacramento River Funding Area (see a detailed description and map of the Funding Areas here).