Public Draft of the Regional Water Infrastructure Resiliency Plan is now available! Click here.
In response to the recent drought and in anticipation of future drought conditions, the Water Resources Division is coordinating with key water agencies throughout the county to develop a balanced action plan for mitigating vulnerabilities and enhancing reliability, resilience, and optimum utilization of existing and future regional water infrastructure. This effort implements State priorities related to countywide drought planning and key recommendations from the Countywide Master Water Report:
- Lead efforts to optimize the use of unsubscribed and/or underutilized water from the State Water Project and Nacimiento Water Project, in conjunction with other facilities, to promote enhanced use of existing available resources that support local agency use and exchanges (Section 220.127.116.11)
- Support development of contingency plans (Section 4.8.1)
- Develop “boiler plate” agreements, streamlined processes for local interagency collaboration and governance structures for future projects and programs (Section 4.8.6)
When complete, specific prioritized actions to address priority vulnerabilities will be identified along with sample agreements to assist with moving forward on those actions.
A draft Project Charter has been developed to help guide water agency coordination on this effort.
View the scope of work for the planning effort here.