Tehama County Public Works

Engineering | Flood Control & Water Resources | Operations & Maintenance | Transportation Commission | Transit Agency Board | TRAX & Transit Information

Get Adobe Reader

Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management

NSV IRWM Overview
The six counties of the Northern Sacramento Valley have been working together for over 10 years to lay the foundation for an integrated regional plan to address water-related issues such as economic health and vitality; water supply reliability; flood, storm water and flood management; water quality improvements; and ecosystem protection and enhancement. The counties have completed the development of a valley-wide Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, and have committed to continuing the efforts of regional water management through this plan.

The Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) is a collaborative effort to enhance coordination of the water resources in a region. IRWM involves multiple agencies, stakeholders, tribes, individuals and groups to address water-related issues and offer solutions which can provide multiple benefits to the region. Representatives of the six counties are working in partnership with community stakeholders, tribes and the public to identify the water-related needs of the region. This information was used to develop goals and objectives of the IRWM Plan, and the identification of projects and programs to be included in the Plan. The Plan was adopted in April, 2014, and will better position the region and local partners to receive funding for high-priority projects.

The NSV IRWM Board began meeting on January 19, 2011 and met roughly every other month of 2011. Beginning in March 2012, their regular meetings moved to the first Monday of the months of March, June, September and December of 2012. The Board consists of three appointments made by each of the six Boards of Supervisors in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter and Tehama Counties, for a total of eighteen members.

The NSV IRWM Board worked with stakeholders throughout the region to develop an integrated regional water management plan (IRWMP) pursuant to the California Water Code 10450-10543. Initial tasks in the plan development were funded through a $100,000 USBR grant administered by RD 108, as well as $50,000 Proposition 50 state funding awarded to Butte County. The group was also awarded $900,000 of planning funding by the Department of Water Resources under Proposition 84. The contract for this funding was finalized in October 2011. Simultaneously, the sub-contract for the development of the IRWM Plan was awarded to West Yost Associates through a competitive process.


Visit the NSV IRWM Website


Updated: Friday March 27, 2020