RELEASE OF IRWMP PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT
After discussion at the November 14 Planning Committee meeting, it was decided to extend the review period for the CABY IRWMP Update chapters through Friday, December 6th. To see chapters, click CABY IRWMP Sections Status. The extension resulted from request by several members for additional time, to ensure an in-depth review across all sections.
The revised Appendix I and document maps are posted under the CABY IRWMP tab.
All comments should be sent, using track changes, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following receipt of comments, the consulting team and the Coordinating Committee will work together as needed to revise the document appropriately. The final version of the document will be posted on January 7, 2014, two weeks in advance of the newly scheduled PC meeting (January 21, 2014).
It is currently assumed that the PC meeting in January will result in the group referring the document to DWR for the guideline compliance review process at the beginning of February. However, this schedule is subject to change at the direction of the PC/CC members.
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.
Next Planning Committee Meetings
Jan 21, 2014
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