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Announcements

Upcoming WRA Meetings

  • Executive Committee, October 6, 2014 POSTPONED to 10/20/14 Location: Woodland City Hall
  • Technical Committee, Nov. 6, 2014 Location: YCFCWCD Board Room
  • Board of Directors, Nov. 17, 2014 Location: Woodland Community & Senior Center

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California Water Conditions Information

Woodland Chamber of Commerce Water Committee held a meeting on 9/30/14 to present information on the status of drought and subsidence in Yolo County. Here are the two PowerPoint presentations from the 2 speakers, Chris Bonds, DWR and Tim O'Halloran, YCFC&WCD

Land Subsidence in Yolo County (Bonds)

Groundwater Legislation Update (O'Halloran)

 

2014 Winners for Water Awareness Student Art Contest

The 2014 Student Art Contest winning artwork will be featured on the 2015 Yolo County Water Awareness Calendar that will be available in December 2014. List of Winners

 

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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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 in January 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.

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

DWR Current Water Conditions

Drought Resources Links

UC Davis Drought Watch

 

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 September 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.

Drought Solicitation Grant Application Submitted to DWR on July 21, 2014 For more details visit www.westsideirwm.com

UPDATE: Preliminary DWR recommendations indicate that the Westside IRWM group will receive an award for their proposal submitted in July.

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

Draft BDCP/BDCP EIR/EIS Comments by North State Water Alliance (July 2014) http://northstatewater.org/

County of Yolo - Delta Documents:

The following documents can be found on the Delta eLibrary:

Yolo County Comments on the draft BDCP and draft BDCP EIR/EIS (Submitted July 2014)

Yolo Bypass Drainage and Water Infrastructure Improvement Study (FINAL April 2014)

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)

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

County of Yolo Delta Priorities 2012 (Board Adopted)

Yolo Basin Foundation - Yolo Bypass Studies

 

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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