Integrated Regional Water Mgmt Plan
Water resources management in California is complicated, especially since watersheds, floodplains, and habitat areas do not conform to city, county, or agency boundaries. Regional partnerships are needed to identify and take action on shared challenges and opportunities related to water supply reliability, water quality, flood management, and ecosystem health, among others. Working together and leveraging resources will lead to more effective, affordable, and sustainable water resources management at local and regional levels.
With this in mind, a group of public agencies spanning five counties - Yolo, Colusa, Lake, Solano, and Napa - are partnering to identify and address regional water resources opportunities and challenges for the areas within the Cache Creek and Putah Creek watersheds. Some of the key water sources within the planning area include Clear Lake, Lake Berryessa, Indian Valley Reservoir, Putah Creek, and Cache Creek.
For information on this plannning effort, go to http://www.westsideirwm.com/about/ .
Other important information is available here:
Lake County Groundwater Management Plan
National Water Resources Reseach Institute Water 2010 White Paper
April 26, 2012