Prop 1 IRWM Planning Grant Program

The Kings Basin Water Authority (KBWA) executed an IRWM Planning Grant agreement with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in June 2017. The KBWA was awarded $202,817 in Proposition 1 IRWM Planning Grant funds – the total project cost is $256,052. The KBWA IRWMP update is expected to conclude on or before December 2018.

IRWM Plan Update Workgroup

The IRWM Plan Update Workgroup has been reconvened to assist in the update of the Kings Basin IRWMP. The Workgroup meets on an as needed basis at the Kings River Conservation District Board Room, 4886 E. Jensen Ave, Fresno, CA 93725. Members and Interested Parties are invited to attend the Workgroup meetings and provide input to matters applicable to the Workgroup’s function.

 

TBD Agenda Minutes
May 8, 2017 Agenda Minutes

 

Project Descriptions

PROJECT:  2016 Kings Basin Water Authority IRWMP Update

The objective of the project is to update the 2012-adopted KBWA IRWMP to satisfy new State requirement for IRWM Plans. The following topics will be addressed in the update:

Address AB1249 which requires IRWM regions with areas of nitrate, arsenic, perchlorate, or hexavalent chromium contamination, to include in its IRWM plan a description of each of the following: the location and extent of that contamination in the region; the impacts caused by the contamination to communities within the region; existing efforts being undertaken in the region to address the impacts; and any additional efforts needed to address the impacts.

Address SB985 which requires the IRWMP to incorporate and acknowledge any Stormwater Resources Plans or approved equivalent plans within the region.

Provide continued facilitation and involvement of DACs and SDACs within the IRWMP, including continuing efforts to advance project technical assistance needs, communicate funding opportunities, and address stormwater management issues.

Develop a Stormwater Resources Plan (SRP) that covers areas within the IRWM boundary that are not covered by a SRP or functional equivalent SRP.

Incorporate any updates to IRWMP sections that have been modified from KBWA Board actions since the adoption of the IRWMP in 2012.