Upcoming WRA Meetings
2013 Yolo County Water Awareness Student Art Contest - Winners!
The winning artwork is on display in Winters City Hall through the end of July. 2013 Winners List. The winners received their awards and prizes at a ceremony on May 21, 2013 at the Yolo County Board of Supervisors' meeting.
Headlines & Hot Topics
EPA Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey & Assessment, 5th Report to Congress - April 2013 PDF of report
Quick Facts about Water Use in California and Why You Should Conserve from Save Our H20
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. A public workshop is scheduled for July 29, 2013 from 3-5 pm at the West Sacramento Community Center. The meeting focus is to continue drafting the Problem Definition Report. Go to their project website for more information: 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.
2013 Yolo Water Awareness Calendar
The 2013 calendar features all of the 2012 water awareness contest winners. View the calendar here: 2013 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 Annual Newsletter - January 2013
Click on the above link to read what topics and projects have kept the WRA's members busy. Newsletter Achives
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. For more details and project documents visit the Westside IRWMP website.
UPDATE November 2013 - Westside IRWMP
The Westside Coordinating Committee is meeting regularly to facilitate the implemention of the adopted Westside IRWMP. The Committee is in the process of hiring a consultant to assist with the implemetation tasks. 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. Please visit the Westside IRWMP project website for meeting information and updates.
“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.
County of Yolo - Delta Documents:
Water Conditions Update - 2013
State officials are urging Californians to embrace water conservation practices as 2013 shapes up to be a dry year. 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. To read more about this year's water conditions, please read a ACWA's Water News from 4/1/13. Yolo County cities have water conservation links for residents on their websites that are easily found on their homepages.
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