Tehama County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
Flood Control & Water Resources Manager
The Tehama County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
was originally established in 1957 by the Tehama County Flood
Control and Water Conservation District Act. This Act defined
the boundary and territory of the District as follows: "all that
territory of the County of Tehama lying within the exterior
Basin Boundary Modifications Public Comment Meeting
The initial basin boundary modification request submission
period and the public comment period for each of modification
requests is closed and the technical review of requested basin
boundary modifications and public input is underway. Once
complete, DWR will publish a Draft Approved Basin Boundary
Modification list on their
website. In July, DWR will host a series of
public meetings to present the draft modifications and hear any
additional public comment. The Northern Region meeting will be
held in Redding on
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 3:00-6:00 PM, at 777 Cypress
Avenue, Redding, CA 96001, Civic Center Community Room.
Following the July public meetings, the public comment will be
summarized and presented to the
California Water Commission, which will
hear the modifications and provide the public an opportunity to
comment. Following consideration and potential incorporation of
comments heard, DWR will publish the final basin boundary
modifications. Per SGMA, these new basin definitions will be
evaluated under the basin prioritization process and documented
in the interim update of Bulletin 118. For any questions please
contact the DWR Northern Region Office (Red Bluff) – Bill Ehorn,
Statewide Emergency Water Conservation Regulations - Adopted May 18, 2016
The State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) shall,
as soon as practicable, adjust emergency water conservation
regulations through the end of January 2017 in recognition of
the differing water supply conditions across the state. To
prepare for the possibility of another dry winter, the Water
Board shall also develop, by January 2017, a proposal to achieve
a mandatory reduction in potable urban water usage that builds
off of the mandatory 25% reduction called for in
Executive Order B-29-15 and lessons learned through 2016.
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Univiersity of California Cooperative Extension -
Irrigation Technology Workshop
The University of California Cooperative Extension invites fruit
and nut crop producers in the northern Sacramento Valley to
attend a combination workshop/field day on Thursday, June 16,
2016. UC speakers will set the stage for the following field day
by highlighting the importance of irrigation management to nut
and fruit production and providing background information on a
variety of irrigation technologies. RSVP by calling (530) 527-3101
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Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
On September 16, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law a package
of bills (SB1168,
SB1319) collectively called the
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The Tehama County Flood
Control and Water Conservation District was recognized by DWR as
the Exclusive Groundwater Sustainability Agency on February 11,
2016, for the 11 groundwater subbasins or the portions of those
subbasins located within Tehama County. The District also
submitted a Basin Boundary Adjustment in March 2016 to incorporate the small
portion of the Colusa Subbasin located within Tehama County into
the Corning Subbasin. The District is currently in the process
of forming a Groundwater Commission, that once formed, will
start the process of developing a Groundwater Sustainability
Plan as required by the legislation before the January 31, 2022
If you are
interested in receiving a Bi-annual News Letter concerning the
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the Tehama County
Groundwater Sustainability Agency please send an email to
AB3030 Groundwater Management Plan
For the purposes of carrying out the
goals and objectives established within the
Groundwater Management Plan, the boundaries of the plan area
will include the County of Tehama and the Western Tehama
Highlands Area, Eastern Tehama Highlands Area, and the Redding
Groundwater Basin and Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin to the
extent that they lie within the jurisdiction of the District,
but do not include any land outside Tehama County.
Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP)
The purpose of this Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
(IRWMP) is to document the regional water resource management
conditions, needs and strategies; to describe the process and
projects that will improve regional water resources management
in the IRWM region.
Coordinated AB3030 Groundwater Management Plan
The Tehama County Flood Control and Water Conservation District was formally directed to
proceed with the preliminary development of a County-wide
groundwater management plan by the District Board of Directors
at the Regular Meeting of the Board held on April 25, 1995.
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Tehama County Water Inventory & Analysis
The need for documentation of current water use, supply and
management in Tehama County, and the resultant improved
understanding of the resource led the Tehama County Flood
Control and Water Conservation District (FCWCD) to complete this
Water Inventory and Analysis report.
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Tehama County Flood Mitigation Plan
The purpose of this FMP is to identify and characterize hazards
and risks associated with flooding in Tehama County and to
develop an Action Program comprised of mitigation measures to
reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and property.
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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Volume 1 &
The Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) encourages state and local
authorities to work together on pre-disaster planning and it
promotes sustainability as a strategy for disaster resistance.
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Volume 1 or
An ordinance repealing, enacting and reenacting the substantive
provisions of ordinances 1552 and 1553 of the County of Tehama.
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