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Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Upcoming Project Proposal Solicitation, April 6 – May 8, 2015

As part of the Northern Sacramento Valley (NSV) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan development process, the NSV IRWM Board invites Project Proponents to submit new projects or modify previously submitted projects for review and possible inclusion in the NSV IRWM Plan. The project submission period will take place from April 6 – May 8, 2015.

The NSV IRWM Plan is not regulatory in nature and is designed to reflect the voluntary cooperation and coordination of the planning efforts of local entities within the region, with input from the public. Through development of the IRWM Plan, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and other regional, state and federal agencies are better informed regarding the region’s priorities with regard to water resources management.

Local entities, including but not limited to, cities, counties, tribes, and special districts seeking funding and/or endorsement through the NSV IRWM Plan will implement projects on a voluntary basis that are consistent with the NSV IRWM Plan, in compliance with existing Federal, State, and local law, as funding becomes available and as authorized within their legal authorities.

During Plan development, the NSV IRWM Board approved the Goals and Objectives for the NSV IRWM Plan, which were developed through extensive public outreach. These Goals and Objectives reflect the vision and aspirations of the region and serve as the foundation of the Plan itself. The NSV Board is interested in all water-related projects within the region that address one or more of the approved NSV IRWM Plan objectives. Your project is of interest to the NSV IRWM Board whether it is in a conceptual phase or is ready for implementation.

During this specified time when the Project Solicitation period re-opens, Project Proponents may have the opportunity to submit new projects or modify previously submitted projects for the Board’s consideration (e.g. to move a project between the tracked list and ranked lists, to integrate projects, or to request inclusion of a project that was previously submitted but not included in the Plan).

Potential benefits of submitting your proposal for inclusion in the IRWM Plan include: eligibility of your project for IRWM-specific funding programs; increased opportunities for funding from other sources; increased visibility, support, and information transfer to others in the region, and the state, for your project; and opportunities for partnering, integration, and coordination with others in the region for improved local and regional water management.

The project proposal solicitation process will begin on April 6, 2015 with the availability of a submittal process located on the NSV IRWMP website: www.nsvwaterplan.org.The project proposal deadline will be 5 pm, May 8, 2015.

To receive an email alert when the project solicitation process is launched, please email bcwater@buttecounty.net if you are not currently on the NSV IRWM email list. For more information on the NSV IRWM process, please visit: www.nsvwaterplan.org, or contact your local county representative on the Technical Advisory Committee (see listing below):

  • Vickie Newlin, Butte County; vnewlin@buttecounty.net
  • Lisa Hunter, Glenn County; lhunter@countyofglenn.net
  • Ryan Teubert, Tehama County; rteubert@tcpw.ca.gov
  • Mary Fahey, Colusa County; mfahey@countyofcolusa.org
  • David Tomm, Sutter County; dtomm@co.sutter.ca.us
  • Eric Wedemeyer, Shasta County; ewedemeyer@co.shasta.ca.us

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