Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Kick-off Set For March 5

By Staff Reports

(Victorville)–Communities of the Mojave Desert region are invited to participate in the first meeting of the update of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) plan set for March 5 at 10 a.m. during a special meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee at Mojave Water Agency Headquarters. The update of the plan offers an opportunity to shape the region’s future by ensuring water sustainability through planning, projects, and programs.

The 2004 IRWM plan, developed by stakeholders and the community at-large resulted in a $170 million capital improvement program that included the following projects: Deep Creek Recharge Outlet; MWA Regional Conservation Program; Oro Grande Wash Recharge Project; Joshua Basin Recharge and Pipeline Project; Invasive Species Removal Program, and R-cubed Project. As a result of the 2004 plan, the region received more than $50 million in state and federal grants to help offset the cost of these projects and programs.

For more information on the plan, contact Yvonne Hester at (760) 946-7067 or visit the MWA website at www.mojavewater.org.

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