This document was developed in order to meet all requirements identified in the 2016 IRWMP State Guidelines. The sections of this document are intended to be highly integrated, thus the requirements are addressed in several sections throughout the document. However the following table (Table A-1) summarizes these requirements and identifies where they are most specifically addressed in the IRWMP.

Table A-1: Summary of IRWMP Requirements

Requirement Section Page
Governance RWMG Responsible for Development and Implementation of Plan. B B-2
RWMG and Individual Project Proponents. B B-1
IRWM Governance Structure. B B-2
Region Description Watershed Description C C-4
Internal boundaries C C-14, C-17
Water Supplies and Demand (20 year min. planning horizon) D D-13
Current and future water quality conditions. C C-18
Social and cultural makeup of region. C C-28
Water related objectives and conflicts. E E-1, E-6
IRWM regional boundary (explanation). C C-1
Climate Change Impacts on Region. O O-3
Objectives Describe process used to develop objectives E E-1
RWMG’s must consider the objectives in the appropriate basin plan or plans and strategies to meet applicable water quality Standards E E-3, E-5
Identify quantitative or qualitative metrics and measurable objectives E E-12
Explain how objectives are prioritized or reason why objectives are not prioritized E E-14
Adapting to changes in variability of runoff and recharge. E E-9
Consider effects of sea level rise. E E-9
Reducing energy consumption. E E-10, E-11
Consider strategies adopted by CARB in its AB 32 Scoping Plan to meet IRWM plan objectives. E E-10, E-12
Consider options for Carbon Sequestration and using renewable energy. E E-9, E-11
Resource Management Strategies Identify RMS incorporated in the IRWM Plan: Consider all California Water Plan RMS Criteria. F-1 – f-22
Demonstrate effects of climate change factor in to resource management. F F-3 – f-22
Reducing energy consumption. F F-7 – f-8
Update according to California Water Plan 2013 version including sediment management, Outreach and engagement, and water and culture. F F-11, F-12, F-21
Address which RMS will be implemented in achieving IRWM Plan Objectives F F-23
Integration Process to develop and foster integration.
Project Review Process Procedures for submitting a project to the RWMG. G G-2
Procedures for reviewing projects to include in the IRWM Plan. G, Appendix H G-1 – G-4
Climate Change Considerations G, Appendix H G-5
Procedures for displaying list of approved projects. G G-6
Impact and Benefit Discussion of potential impacts and benefits of Plan implementation. H H-1 – H-6
Plan Performance and Monitoring. IRWM plan performance measures. I I-2
Monitoring Methods of RWMG’s ability to meet objectives/ implement projects in IRWM plan. I I-2
Specific benefits to critical water issues for Native American Tribal communities. I I-4
Policies and procedures that promote adaptive management and adjustments to IRWM plan when deemed necessary. I I-1
Data Management Process of data collection, storage, and dissemination to participants, stakeholders, public, and the state. J J-2 – J-8
Finance Plan for financing/ implementation of identified projects and programs. K K-1
Financing for implementation of IRWM Plan. K K-1 – K-4
Technical Analysis Documentation of data/ technical analysis used in development of the plan. L L-1
Relation to Local Water Planning Discuss how IRWM Plan relates to planning documents and programs established by local agencies. M M-3
Dynamics between IRWM Plan and local planning documents. M M-3
Incorporation of water management issues and climate change adaption and mitigation strategies from local plans into the IRWM Plan. M M-6
Process to incorporate stormwater resources plans per Water Code § 10562 (b)(7)(i.e. SB985). M M-5
Relation to Local Land Use Planning Relationship between local land use planning, regional water issues, and water management objectives. M M-1
Plan for collaborative relationship between land use planners and water managers. M M-1
Demonstrate information sharing and collaboration with regional land use planning in order to manage multiple water demands throughout the state, adapt water management systems to climate change, and potentially offset climate change impacts to water supply in California. N N-6
Information sharing and collaboration with regional land use planning. N N-3
Stakeholder Involvement Public Outreach process to promote participation in IRWM Plan development and implementation with stakeholders/ agencies N N-2
Process to identify, inform, invite, and involve stakeholder groups in the IRWM process. B B-3
How RWMG will endeavor to involve DACs in the IRWM planning effort. N N-2
Decision making process including IRWM committees, roles, or positions that stakeholders can occupy. B B-3
Necessity of stakeholder involvement to address objectives and resources management strategies of the IRWM plan. N N-1
Discussion on Collaborative process of groups listed above in IRWM Process. B N-1 – N-7
Outreach and opportunity to participate in the IRWM Plan. Specifically directed towards Native American Tribes. N N-3
Coordination Process to coordinate water management projects and activates of participation local agencies and local stakeholders to avoid conflicts and promote efficiencies. N N-1
Cooperation and coordination with neighboring IRWM Group efforts to address conflicts or similar goals. N N-3
Identification of areas where a State agency or other may be able to assist in communication, cooperation, or implementation of IRWM Plan components, processes, and projects or where State or federal regulatory decisions are required before implementing the projects. N N-5
Climate Change Address adaption to effects of climate change O O-14
Mitigation of GHG emissions E, G, P O-16
Address climate change in multiple various IRWM Plan components along with general discussion O O-1 – O-16
Vulnerability evaluation must be equivalent to vulnerability assessment in the Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning, Section 4 and A O O-7
List of prioritized vulnerabilities including feasibility of RWMG to address the vulnerability. O O-13
Adapting to changes in variability of runoff and recharge. O O-14
Areas served by Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta or other costal aquifers must consider effects of sea level rise on water supply conditions and identify adaption measures. O O-6, O-15
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