Information on Tribal Consultation Meeting and Agenda: http://www.water.ca.gov/tribal/
NCRP 2015 Project Solicitation, Review & Selection
Proposition 84 IRWM Funding
Proposition 84, Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 provides $900 million in regional funds to be allocated to 11 California Funding Areas. The North Coast’s allocation is $37 million with approximately $11M remaining. On March 13, 2015 the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the Draft 2015 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program Guidelines and Draft 2015 Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the last round of Proposition 84 funding. The final DWR 2015 IRWM Guidelines and 2015 PSP are expected to be released in late May 2015. Information about IRWM program, guidelines and PSPs can be found at http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/p84implementation.cfm.
Eligible Projects & Schedule:
In Northern California, the Trinity River rises in the rugged Trinity Alps northwest of Redding, meanders through tight canyons and mountain meadows along State Route 299, and joins the mighty Klamath River at the Yurok Indian Reservation near Weitchpec. To the indigenous nations who reside in the Klamath-Trinity basin, the rivers’ storied fisheries form the basis of their survival as distinct cultures.
To the US Bureau of Reclamation, however, the Klamath and Trinity rivers are distinct for an altogether different reason. The main stem of the Klamath provides irrigation water to about 200,000 acres of farmland in a highlands desert region of south-central Oregon. And the Trinity is one of the two so-called “headwaters” of the Central Valley Project, the upper Sacramento River being the other. From the bureau’s perspective, the watersheds’ main function is to provide irrigation water for California’s enormous agribusiness sector.
This arrangement has helped turn a large swath of the arid western San Joaquin Valley, located roughly five hundred miles away, into a bountiful — and profitable — farming region. The water exports have had dire consequences, however, for the Klamath and Trinity’s fish populations and the people who depend on them. With California entering its fourth year of drought, longtime observers are warning of even more dire consequences if the federal government continues to pump its customary quantity of the rivers’ water “over the hill.”
“What the Trinity and Klamath are facing is a catastrophe of epic proportions,” said Tom Stokely, a resident of Mt. Shasta and a former Trinity County natural resources planner who is now a policy analyst for the conservation group California Water Impact Network…
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The Tribal Engagement page under the Bay Delta Conservation website is now live. Click here to view. The Tribal Engagement page lists upcoming meetings and past meeting materials.
Inquiries about the webpage should be directed to DWR’s tribal policy advisor, Anecita Agustinez at email@example.com or 916-653-8726.
If you are a representative of a California Tribe in the North Coast Region the North Coast IRWMP Update has begun. Due to the Drought Solicitation released by Department of Water Resources this update has been accelerated. To learn more about the visit the North Coast Resource Partnership visit the NCRP website: http://www.northcoastirwmp.net/ It is highly recommended that you sign up on the website, (unless you already are) to receive announcements regarding funding opportunities, regional/local events, North Coast News and providing input into the North Coast IRWM Plan. To sign up, click on ‘You are Invited to Participate’ in the upper left hand corner of their home page.
Good afternoon North Coast Tribal Council member and Tribal Staff,
RE: North Coast Resource Partnership Integrated Regional Plan Update
On behalf of the North Coast Resource Partnership I am very happy to announce that the NCRP Annual Tribal Meeting went well and that new and returning (PRP) and (TPRC) representatives were voted in successfully. The NCRP, Tribal Engagement and District Coordinators will send out an official announcement once the Southern District Tribes have a chance to provide additional feedback. Read more “NCIRWM Plan Update”
The 2014 Clear Lake Fish Advisory is more complete than any other. It includes Traditional Fish!In response to requests from members of the Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, OEHHA sought information on mercury in types of fish and shellfish important to Tribal members. After evaluating the new information, OEHHA expanded the Clear Lake advisory to provide guidelines to the public for eating sport fish, including fish and shellfish of importance to Tribal members. Very nice collaboration between Big Valley and OEHHA.
To see the advisory go to: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/pdf/AdvyClearLake051514.pdf
The State Water Board has updated its Drought Website to include information about the potential for curtailment of water rights in specific watersheds. The information should help those using these water sources to more accurately forecast this year’s supply. The curtailment analyses shown on the website graph projected water supplies and reported monthly diversions to project when more junior rights will need to be curtailed. The information presented is subject to change as new information is received or if the methodology used in the analysis is modified.“
You can access the new webpage at,