CABY MOVES INTO IRWMP IMPLEMENTATION
After adoption of the final Plan, CABY shifts into implementation action activities. The IRWMP includes a set of action items that the group will be enacting over the coming years. These items will be posted after the May 30 meeting and will form a blueprint of activities for the PC and CC, as well as stakeholders across the region.
The ongoing projects that CABY has received funding for in Round 1 and 2 of the DWR Proposition 84 grant cycles will continue to be implemented. The web site is currently being redesigned to include pages and links to enable interested parties to track the progress of the various projects.
Welcome to CABY
WHAT IS CABY?
THE REGION The CABY region comprises four watersheds--the Cosumnes, American, Bear, and Yuba--which combine to form a major drainage area of the western slope of the Sierra Nevada range, from the mountain crest to the Central Valley. The collective streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs of these watersheds flow into the Sacramento River and are a major source of fresh water for the state of California.
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CABY IRWMP is Deemed DWR Guideline Compliant - Adoption Planned on May 30
In March, CABY submitted the final consensus-developed and PC/CC approved IRWMP document to DWR for review to assure that it was fully compliant with all guidelines. In May, CABY received a letter from DWR indicating that the document was deemed guideline compliant, with no further comments or necessary changes.
CABY Adopts 2014 Updated IRWMP
On May 30 the CABY Planning and Coordinating Committees adopted the 2014 IRWMP Update. This marks the close of the planning process and a move into implementation activities. Full text of documents under CABY IRWMP tab.
CABY Region Recommended for Round 2 Implementation Grant Award!
On September 25, 2013, DWR announced their preliminary Round 2 funding recommendations. The CABY region grant, prepared and submitted by the Sierra Fund (as project applicant), included seven projects totaling $8,572,348 with a total request for state fund of $5,543,032. The Sierra Fund application was one of the highest scoring in the state and, if affirmed after public review process, will be the second successful grant for the CABY region from Proposition 84. Link to application to come.
The seven projects included in the application and the total funds requested for each project are as follows:
Camptonville Water System Improvement Project: $789,341
City of Placerville Waterline Replacement: $950,000
El Dorado County Small Hydro Development Program: $380,000
Water Efficiency, Water Quality, and Supply Reliability in the CABY Region: $997,500
Wolf Creek Watershed: Restoration, Stormwater Source Control, and Flood Management: $342,499
CABY Mercury and Sediment Abatement Initiative: $1,498,524
Meadow Restoration, Assessment and Prioritization in the American, Bear, and Yuba Watersheds: $308,016
CABY/Nevada City Awarded Prop 84 Implementation Funding
The CABY region with Nevada City as the overall project sponsor was successfully awarded a Proposition 84 Implementation Grant in late 2011. The project application included a variety of projects from four individual CABY stakeholder/member groups: Nevada City (8 projects), Washington County Water District (6 projects), Placer County Water Agency (1 project), and American Rivers (1 project). At the time of submittal, Nevada City, the community of Washington and the community of Colfax were all considered disadvantaged communities with an income of equal to or less than 80% of the median household income of California. Additionally, the community of Washington was and is considered severely disadvantaged with an income of equal to or less than 60% of the median household income of California.
Each of the funded projects will have its own dedicated page within this website as of mid-October 2013. These pages are currently under construction. As the various projects all have different start and end dates, the project-specific pages will be created and updated based on the individual project implementation schedule.
A list of the projects follows organized by sponsor.
1. Gracie Road Intertie
2. South Pine Street Distribution System Improvement
3. Park Avenue Distribution System Improvement
4. Prospect Street Distribution System Improvement
5. Install Altitude Valves with Integrated SCADA Systems on Storage Tanks
6. Leak Detection Program
7. Installation of Water Meters on City Facilities
8. Integrated Water Shortage Contingency, Drought Preparedness
Washington County Water District
1. Maybert Road Transfer and Distribution Line Replacement
2. Relief Hill Road – Flow Control Pressure System Improvements
3. Level-Control Altitude Valve Improvements
4. System-wide Installation of Water Meters
5. Downtown Leak Detection and Repair
6. Comprehensive Water Conservation Planning Program
Placer County Water Agency
1. Leak Detection & Repair in the Communities of Alta/Colfax
1. CABY Water Trust
For detailed work plans for the various projects, please review the appropriate section of the 2010 Implementation Grant submittal here:
Nevada City:Work Plan Section (Nevada City Projects)
Washington County Water District: Work Plan Section (Washington Projects)
Placer County Water Agency: Work Plan Section (Alta Colfax Leak Detection)
American Rivers: Work Plan Section (Water Trust Project)
Links to Websites of import to CABY Members:
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC): www.rcac.org
California Rural Water Association (CRWA): www.calruralwater.org
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) : www.cdph.ca.gov
California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) Infrastructure Financing for the 21st Century: http://www.cfcc.ca.gov/res/docs/2013/2013_CFCC_Full_WorkBook_UPDATED_9_13_13.pdf