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File #: 20-0373    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Watersheds Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/27/2020 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Adopt the Resolution Adopting the 2019 San Francisco Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Update.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Bay Area IRWM Participants, 2. Attachment 2: IRWM Program Statewide Priorities, 3. Attachment 3: DWR Plan Review, 4. Attachment 4: Resolution, 5. Attachment 5: PowerPoint
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:
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Adopt the Resolution Adopting the 2019 San Francisco Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Update.


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RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt the Resolution ADOPTING THE 2019 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA INTEGRATED REGIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN.


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SUMMARY:
The Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management (Bay Area IRWM) region is a nine-county effort to coordinate and improve water supply reliability, protect water quality, manage flood protection, maintain public health standards, protect habitat and watershed resources, and enhance the overall health of the San Francisco Bay (Attachment 1). Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) has participated in the Bay Area IRWM group since its formation, providing key representation for the south sub-region/Santa Clara County. Valley Water has also provided subject-matter expertise for regionwide water supply and flood/habitat projects and programs. Participation in the Bay Area IRWM provides the following benefits to Valley Water and the other participants in the region:

- Provides a valuable venue for regional collaboration across agencies.

- Improves responsiveness to regional needs and priorities.

- Helps to effectively integrate water resources management activities.

- Serves as a platform to secure state and federal grant funding, as administered by the Department of Water Resources (DWR).

IRWM Plans establish the governance structure for IRWM regions and identify the region's unique water resources needs through member agency, community, and stakeholder input. IRWM Plans are living documents which must be maintained and updated to meet current California Water Code standards, address statewide water management priorities, and address the most current regional needs and conditions through proposed project actions. DWR reviews the proposed IRWM plans according to criteria provided in the IRWM Program Guidelines. The latest 'statewide prioriti...

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