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East Stanislaus Regional Water Management

The East Stanislaus Regional Water Management Partnership (ESRWMP) was formed in 2011 to create the East Stanislaus Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) planning region and began the planning process. The purpose of an IRWM Plan is to:

  • Develop regional understanding
  • Identify water resources solutions
  • Reflect the regional needs
  • Maximize benefits through integration of water management strategies
  • Leverage regional resources through partnerships
  • Be eligible for State funding through the IRWM grant program

The Region’s first IRWM Plan, created in 2013, is currently being updated in order to comply with updated State guidelines for IRWM Plans, which were released in 2016. The Region was awarded a Proposition 1 (Prop 1) planning grant of $147,000 from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in order to help fund the update process. The main purpose of the IRWM update is for the Region to identify projects and measures to be implemented to meet the Region's goals. In addition, the updated IRWM plan will achieve the following objectives:

  • Comply with Prop 1 IRWM Guidelines and Plan Standards
  • Address new legislation requirements, including Senate Bill (SB) 985, Assembly Bill (AB) 1249, and AB 52
  • Reflect current conditions and water resources-related work completed in the region since completion of the original IRWMP in 2013.

Help Shape the Future

As of May 2017, the ESRWMP has started work on an updated IRWM Plan. Successful Plan implementation and management needs continuous input from Stakeholders, including:

  • Water and Wastewater Agencies
  • Cities and Counties
  • Environmental Stewardship Groups
  • Public Groups
  • Private Organizations
  • Members of the Public

The Public Draft of the East Stanislaus IRWMP Update is now available on the Documents page. Comments on the IRWM Plan are requested by January 22, 2018 via email to jalves@modestogov.com or mailed to Jim Alves, P.O. Box 642, Modesto, CA 95353. To request a hard copy of the Plan or if you have any questions, please call Jim Alves, Associate Civil Engineer in the Water Resources Engineering Group of the Utility Planning and Projects Department, City of Modesto at (209) 571-5557, any weekday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

You can participate at the various local IRWM planning meetings or provide comments, questions, or inquiries by visiting the Contact Us page. The first Steering Committee meeting was held on May 22, 2017. For more information about meetings, including meeting materials from the Steering Committee meetings, visit the Participation page.

A Public Workshop was held on December 14, 2017 at 2 pm to announce release of the Public Draft 2017 IRWM Plan Update. Visit the Participation page for more details.

The ESRWMP is seeking your participation! Please see the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) participation page for the next meeting date in October. Any interested parties are invited to participate in the PAC. PAC meetings are meant to encourage discussion and collaboration among all parties.

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