Regional Water Management Region Awarded $8.1 Million for Drought Grant Proposal
Press Release, Tuesday November 4, 2014
Sonora, CA – The Tuolumne-Stanislaus Integrated Regional Water Management Region has been awarded $8.1 million dollars in funding for its Drought Grant Proposal which was submitted to the Department of Water Resources in July 2014. The grant will fund five projects in the Region over the next five years once contracts have been signed.
Funding Requested for each Project: (Funding requested is not the total cost of the project, only the amount that has been requested to be funded through the DWR Prop 84 funding source.)
- Groveland Community Services District Water Filtration System - $513,750.00
- Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District Regional Water Conservation Program - $3,317,346.00
- Tuolumne Utilities District Phoenix Lake Preservation and Restoration - Phase 3 - $3,150,000.00
- Twain Harte Community Services District Shadybrook Well - $450,000.00
- Tuolumne Utilities District Matelot Reservoir - $250,523.00
*Project name italicized.
Total Proposal Request (including administration): $8,131,619.00
The T-S IRWM Region also received Proposition 84 funding in February 2014 for a suite of eight projects that have recently received their grant contract and are starting construction.
About the T-S IRWM Region
The regional organization is managed by a group of more than 25 local water supply, wastewater treatment, land use management, public interest, agricultural, and ecosystem-focused organizations and tribes all with interests in the water resources of the region. Members began meeting in 2005 to develop working relationships. The T-S Regional Water Management Plan, which was completed in August 2013, was developed through a two-year process utilizing state and local funds and in-kind resources. The planning document includes projects that will benefit the Stanislaus and Tuolumne watersheds.
About the Integrated Regional Water Management Program
Integrated Regional Water Management, IRWM, is a collaborative effort to manage all aspects of water resources in a region. IRWM crosses jurisdictional, watershed, and political boundaries; involves multiple agencies, stakeholders, individuals, and groups; and attempts to address the issues and differing perspectives of all the entities involved through mutually beneficial solutions. The IRWM grant program is managed by the Department of Water Resources and was created in 2002 by Senate Bill 1672. The program has funded grants through Propositions 50, 84, and 1E. Additional information at http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/index.cfm.
For more information please contact;
T-S IRWM Administrator
(209) 559-9066 cell