Water is a critical resource that is essential to the activities of every person, industry, ecosystem, and agency. For this reason, effective water management is indispensable. IRWM planning contributes to effective water management by bridging gaps between industry and governing agencies to develop cohesive, mutually beneficial solutions.
Section A describes the purpose of the Tule River Basin Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) and the regulatory guidelines that motivate the contents of the plan. This section describes how the IRWMP meets the 2016 California Department of Water Resources (DWR) guidelines, and requirements for DWR approval. Section A also outlines the benefits of the IRWMP and addresses comments from the 2015 IRWMP submission.