Integrated Regional Water Management

A canal running next to rice fields

In 2005, local agencies and stakeholders in Yuba County met and agreed to develop an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP). The plan addresses local water management issues for the communities within Yuba County from a regional perspective. The goal of the plan is to continue to build upon past efforts to capitalize on present and future water management opportunities. This includes improving infrastructure to reduce flood risk, secure water supply reliability and other water resources needs in an environmentally responsible approach that maximizes the benefits for the citizens of Yuba County.

The development of a comprehensive and coordinated Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for the county involved many parties interested in water management in the region. Through stakeholder outreach efforts during the initial development of the plan, participation expanded from eight to 11 and continues to expand with increased engagement. Yuba Water Agency serves as the regional lead agency in the coordinated development of the plan, including the stakeholder outreach and ongoing IRWMP project development.

View the Yuba IRWM fact sheet for a summary of the program, key priorities and successes to date.