Water Managment Plans
In 2007, Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) and other Sacramento River Settlement Contractors (SRSC) developed the SRSC Regional Water Management Plan (RWMP) in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, in accordance with the Regional Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans for the Sacramento River Contractors (Regional Criteria). This document was developed as an outgrowth of the Basinwide Water Management Plan (BWMP). The RWMP met the requirements of CVPIA as well as the Settlement Contracts themselves.
In 2009, the Legislature codified the Agricultural Water Management Planning Act (AWMPA), Water Code sections 10800-10853, requiring agricultural water suppliers, greater than 25,000 acres, to prepare and adopt an Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP) to achieve the conservation of water. The AWMP must contain information regarding an agricultural water supplier’s service area, quantity and quality of water supplies, and specific water use efficiency information.
The AWMPA states that agricultural water suppliers that submit a water conservation plan to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) pursuant to the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) may submit those plans in satisfaction of the substantive AWMP requirements.
GCID has also prepared its Water Measurement Compliance Program pursuant to Water Code section 10608.48, including a report regarding efficient water management practices.