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Upcoming WRA Meetings

  • Executive Committee, April 15, 2014 Location: Woodland City Hall
  • Technical Committee Special Meeting April 22, 2014 Meeting Location: YCFC&WCD Office
  • Technical Committee May 1, 2014 Meeting Location: YCFC&WCD Office
  • Board of Directors, June 16, 2014 Meeting Location: Woodland Community Center

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Drought Summit – April 25
The Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis is holding a day long Drought Science, Policy and Management Summit  on April 25 The event is free but the public is encouraged to register at UC Davis Drought Watch website. from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the State Capitol.

The Common Threads North award event, which honors women in agriculture who have contributed significantly to their communities.  This year's Award Luncheon will be on April 24, 2014, 11 AM on the UC Davis campus. RSVP to 530-370-3879.

Quick Facts about Water Use in California and Why You Should Conserve from Save Our H20

 

2014 Student Art Contest for Yolo County Water Awareness Month

The 2014 Student Art Contest will be accepting entry submissions throughout Yolo County in March. Click here for details - 2014 Contest Flier

 

WRA Annual Newsletter - January 2014

The Year in Review: 2013

Click on the above link to read what topics and projects have kept the WRA's members busy. Newsletter Achives

 

WRA Supported Regional Projects

Details about the fiscal year projects funded by WRA can be found here

 

FloodProtect - Planning for Action

The Lower Sacramento-Delta North Region has successfully received a grant from the Department of Water Resources to complete their regional flood management plan. Please go to the project website for more details and upcoming meetings to develop the RWMP: http://www.floodprotectplan.com/

 

View the Project Poster Boards showcasing WRA member agencies' regional projects. These 8 posters were on display at the September and November 2012 WRA Board meetings.

 

2014 Yolo Water Awareness Calendar

The 2014 calendar features all of the 2013 water awareness contest winners. View the calendar here: 2014 Yolo County Water Awareness Calendar

Copies of this year's Water Awareness Calendar are available at several locations throughout Yolo County in Davis, Woodland and Winters. Please call if you have questions 666-2733.

 

WRA Meeting Calendar

Meeting schedules for the IRWMP public workshops, WRA Board of Directors, and WRA Technical and Executive Subcommittees.

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Westside IRWMP Development

The Westside Regional Water Management Group received a $1 million Proposition 84 planning grant in 2011 to improve regional water planning efforts. The Westside RWMG is a five county collaboration of the following public agencies: Water Resources Association of Yolo County, Solano County Water Agency, Lake County Watershed Protection District, Napa County Flood Control & Water Conservation District and Colusa County Resource Conservation District. Public outreach meetings continue to be scheduled throughout the development of the Westside IRWMP to inform and engage the public. The final IRWMP is was adopted by all the MOU signatories by July 2013. The entire Westside IRWM Plan (including an Executive Summary) is available on the Westside IRWMP website.

 

UPDATE February 2014 - Westside IRWMP

The Westside Coordinating Committee is meeting regularly to facilitate the implemention of the adopted Westside IRWMP. The Westside is strategizing on a proposal for Round 3 Prop. 84 Implementation Grant funding in 2014. The Yolo County Resource Conservation District has been retained to assist with administering the IRWMP. Please visit the Westside IRWMP project website for meeting information and updates.

Call for Projects - Drought Solicitation Projecs Deadline for submission to the Westside Coordinating Committee is April 28, 2014. Click "Call for Projects" link for more details

Water Conditions Update - 2014

California is experiencing a serious drought and the state will be challenged to meet its water needs in the upcoming year. Governor Brown declared a statewide drought emergency for California on January 17, 2014. He has asked all Californians to reduce their water use by 20%.

The statewide public education program Save Our Water provides information about water conservation inside and outside of our homes. The program is sponsored by the Association of California Water Agencies and the Calfornia Department of Water Resources. Yolo County cities have water conservation links for residents on their websites that are easily found on their homepages. Please visit one of these sites to educate yourself about the drought and the many ways you can reduce your water consumption to help stretch our precious water supplies.

DWR Current Water Conditions

Drought Resources Links

UC Davis Drought Watch

 

Delta Issues

“Water has become one of the most critical issues of our generation”, said WRA Chair, Bill Marble. “It is increasingly more important that our member agencies work together to add a collective voice to the debate surrounding the Delta, water quality, and sustainability.” In his State of the State 2012 address, Governor Brown has vowed to reach an agreement on a plan to “fix” the Delta.  Members of the WRA Technical Committee continue to monitor and track various Delta planning process. For more information on Delta issues and planning, please visit some of the links below.

Delta Vision Foundation

Delta Stewardship Council

Delta Protection Commission

Bay Delta Conservation Plan

UC Davis Delta Solutions Program

US EPA Watershed Priorities San Francisco Bay Delta

County of Yolo - Delta Documents:

The following documents can be found on the Delta eLibrary:

Agricultural and Economic Impacts of Yolo Bypass Fish Habitat Proposals (April 2013)

Waterfowl Impacts of the Proposed Conservation Measure 2 for the Yolo Bypass - An effects analysis tool (July 2012)

Yolo Bypass MIKE-21 Model Review: Strengths, Limitations and Recommendations for Refinement (Sept. 2012)

Yolo Bypass Drainage and Water Infrastructure Study DRAFT and Yolo Bypass Drainage and Water Infrastructure Improvement Study Figures DRAFT (Sept. 2013)

County of Yolo Delta Priorities 2012 (Board Adopted)

County of Yolo - Adopted Ordinance #1426 Regulating Habitat Mitigation Projects January 29, 2013

 

Climate Change

DWR is requiring that current IRWM plans address climate change impacts on near and long-term water resources planning. DWR released in October 2010 a brochure that summarizes key strategies and guidance for water management in a changing climate. For more information visit the departments website.

 

Integrated Regional Water Management Plan

YOLO COUNTY IRWMP UPDATE 2011

The status of projects and actions listed in the 2007 Yolo County IRWMP was updated in June 2011. Please visit the IRWMP page for more information.

YOLO COUNTY IRWMP Projects

For a complete listing of all the Integrated Actions please click here

Click here for more information about the floodSAFE Yolo Pilot Program.

Cache Creek Catalog

A listing of Cache Creek documents is now accessible online to the public. Please click the above named link to view. Click here for general information about the catalog's development.

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