Regional Needs Project Upload Form/Study Guide

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Region
al Needs Project
Upload Form/Study Guide

Background
:

The purpose of this project upload form is twofold: (1) To develop a list of regional project
needs for inclusion in the Inyo
-
Mono IRWM Plan; and (2) To provide an analysis of the regional needs
to
the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) as they develop the California Water Plan Update
2013.


Information provided to DWR will be in summary form and is important in that, the more information
provided by the Inyo
-
Mono IRWMP region, the mor
e we can continue to make sure that our needs are
explicitly presented to policy makers in Sacramento. This information will be used for planning purposes
only
.


I
nstructions
:
Use this form to submit a project, whether it is conceptual or ready for implem
entation.
This information will be used for planning purposes only, as described above. Project proponents that
wish to submit projects for Prop. 84 Implementation funding will be asked to provide additional information
during the evaluation and ranking pr
ocess.


You are required to fill in/complete fields/questions marked with a
red asterisk (*).
Questio
ns without an (*)
are optional.
C
ompleting as many fields as possible will allow us to better understand the regional project
needs and priorities.


If yo
u have not filled out all required fields/questions and hit the Submit button at the bottom, you will see
this page again with an error message at the top. Incomplete
required

fields
will be highlighted in red box
like the one around this
paragraph
. If you
r submission is successful, you will get a message indicating so
at the top of this webpage, after hitting the submit button.


* Required


Submitting Organization Information

Organization Name:
*


Organization Type (check one):
*



Public Utilities District



Community Services District



Mutual Water Company



Irrigation District


County Agency


Local Agency


Non
-
profit Organization


Native American Tribe


Resource Agency


Other Federal Agency


State Agency


School District


Non
-
Water Utility


Business


Urba
n Water Supplier


Other
: ____________________________________

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Contact Person #1
:
*


Contact Person #2:


Mailing

Address:
*


Town:
*


Zip:
*


Phone:


E
-
mail

#1
:
*


E
-
mail #2:


General
Project Information


Project Title:
*



Project Description (include problem
statement; goals and objectives of project; overview of what
will be done; 500 words

or less
):
*



Estimated Project Duration (in months):
*



Are there season
-
dependent components of your project? If so, explain
, if not leave blank
:


Estimated Total Projec
t Cost:



Total External Funds Needed
:
*

Total Match Funding Available
:
*

Capital Cost (if known):

O
perating
&

M
aintenance

Cost (if known):


Project Status

(check one):
*


Conceptual only


Planning stage


Shovel
-
ready


Describe ability to complete necessary components of project application (work plan, budget,
scheduling, monitoring, benefits analysis; see PSP):
*




Expert: Need no profe
ssional assistance and familiar with DWR PSPs


Experienced: Need DWR specific professional assistance


Experienced: Need technical, financial or managerial assitance


Intermediate: Need considerable professional assistance


Beginner: Never submitted a proposal for a grant

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Other:




Project
Location Information


County(ies) where project will be implemented:
*


Communities that will receive benefits from your project:

(
list all benefitted communities, from closest
to furthest)
*


Watershed(s) where project will be implemented:

(select from a dr
op down list on the online form, or
right it in here if manually submission is needed)
*


If you project involves groundwater, please indicate which groundwater basin(s) it affects:



Will this project benefit a disadvantaged community?

*

(yes or no)



If
yes
, which one(s):



Antelope Valley (Walker, Coleville, Topaz)


Benton


Benton Paiute Tribe


Big Pine


Big Pine Paiute Tribe


Bishop


Bishop Paiute Tribe


Cartago


China Lake Acres


Darwin


Furnace Creek


Independence


Inyokern


Keeler


Lone Pine


Lone P
ine Paiute
-
Shoshone Reservation


Olancha


Tecopa


Trona


Other






Latitude (In Decimal Degrees):




Longitude (In Decimal Degrees):



RELATION TO REGIONAL AND STATE PROGRAMS

The three sections below were designed to help us understand how your project r
elates to the Inyo
-
Mono Regional
Planning Priorities, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) program preferences, and the California State
Water Plan strategic objectives, project benefits and activity categories. We know that you may not be as

familiar with
some of these larger planning efforts, but request you review the questions and provide, to the best of your knowledge,
how your project may benefit or complement these programs.
THERE ARE NO WRONG ANSWERS
, these questions
simply provide bas
eline information to State and Regional Water Leaders so they can better understand the needs of
the Inyo
-
Mono region.


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Inyo
-
Mono IRWMP

Regional Priorities

The section below gathers information relevant to the Inyo
-
Mono IRWM Regional Planning Priorities,

including detailed
information about your project's relevance to Inyo
-
Mono Objectives and Resource Management Strategies (RMS). Each
of the Objectives are numbered below and followed by their supporting RMSs . IF YOUR PROJECT DOES NOT
ADDRESS ANY RMSs UND
ER THE STATED OBJECTIVE, PLEASE USE THE "Objective Does Not Apply" response
at the end of the list.


Select
PRIMARY

Evaluation Category for your project (Inyo
-
Mono Project Bin)

*
Select only one best fit project bin for
your project




Select
SECONDARY
Evaluation Category for your project (Inyo
-
Mono Project Bin)

Select SECONDARY category (if
applicable)



Inyo
-
Mono Regional Objectives
and Resource Management Strategies Addresse
d/ Utilized
by Project

(check all
that apply
)
:

* All questions in this section are required*

Respond to the best of your ability.


*
Objective
#1) Protect, conserve, optimize, and augment water supply while maintaining ecosystem health



Below are the RMS a
ssociated with Objective #1, Check all that apply to your project


Improve water supply reliability


Improve system flexibility and efficiency.


Support compliance with current and future state and federal water supply standards


Address local water supply issues through various techniques, including, but not limited to: groundwater
recharge projects, co
njunctive use of water supplies, water recycling, water conservation, water transfers, and
precipitation enhancement


Optimize existing storage capacity


Conserve and adapt water

uses to future conditions.


Capture and manage runoff where feasible


Incorporate and implement low
-
impact development design features, techniques, and practices.


Promote public education about water supply issues and needs.


Promote planning efforts to provide emergency drinking water to communities in the region in the event of a
disaster.


Promote water efficiency in fish hatcheries


Protect water supplies that support public recreational opportunities.


Objective 1 does not apply to t
his project


*
Objective
#2) Protect, restore, and enhance water quality



Support achieving compliance with current and future state and federal water quality standards

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Improve
the quality of urban, agricultural, and wildland runoff and/or mitigate their effects in surface waters and
groundwater


Support monitoring to better understand major sources of erosion and causes and, where feasible,

reduce
erosion and sedimentation


Protect public and aquatic ecosystem sustainability


Match water quality to water use


Support appropria
te recreational programs that minimize and/or mitigate impacts to water quality


Objective 2 does not apply to this project


*
Objective
#3) Provide stewardship of water dependent natural resources


Below are the RMS a
ssociated with Objective #3, Check all that apply to your project


Protect, restore, and enhance natural processes, habitats, and threatened and endangered species


Protect, enha
nce, and restore ecosystems


Support science
-
based projects to protect, improve, assess, and/or restore the region’s ecological resources,
while providing opportunities for public access, education, and recreation whe
re appropriate


Support research and monitoring to better understand the impacts of water
-
related projects on environmental
resources


Identify, develop, and enhance efforts to c
ontrol invasive species


Objective 3 does not apply to this project


*
Objective
#4) Maintain and enhance water, wastewater, emergency response, and power generation
infrastructure efficiency and reliability

*Below are

the RMS associated with Objective #4, Check all that apply to your
project


Promote rehabilitation and replacement of aging water and wastewater delivery and treatment facilities in rural
communities, including triba
l lands


Ensure adequate water for fire protection and emergency response


Promote and improve energy efficiency of water systems and uses


Promote water efficiency in power generating facilities


Provide for development and improvement of emergency response plans


Objective 4 does not apply to this project


*
Object
ive
#5) Address climate variability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

*
Below are the RMS associated
with Objective #5, Check all that apply to your project


Increase understanding of the greenhouse gas emissions res
ulting from water operations and management


Increase understanding of impacts of climate change on water supplies and water quality


Manage and modify water systems to respond t
o increasing climate variability


Support efforts to research and implement alternative energy projects and diversify energy sources to move
and treat water within the region

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Su
pport efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region


Support assessment and mitigation of water
-
related impacts of renewable and non
-
renewable energy projects.


Promot
e public education about impacts of climate change, particularly as it relates to water resource
management in the region


Objective 5 does not apply to this project


*
Objective
#6
) Enhance participation of disadvanta
ged communities and tribal entities in IRWM process

*
Below
are the RMS associated with Objective #6, Check all that apply to your project


Engage regional communities and tribes in collaborative water and natural reso
urce management related
efforts


Provide assistance for tribal and DAC consultation, collaboration, and access to funding for development,
implementation, monitoring, and long
-
term maintenance of water resource manage
ment projects


Promote public education and training programs in disadvantaged communities and tribal areas about water
resource protection, pollution prevention, conservation, water quality, watershed health, and cli
mate change


Promote social resilience in disadvantaged communities and tribes to more effectively respond to social,
economic or environmental disturbances impacting water
-
related resources


Objective 6 does not apply to this project


*
Objective #
7) Promote sustainable stormwater and floodplain management that enhances flood
protection

*
Below are the RMS associated with Objective #7, Check all that apply to your project


Characterize current stormwater and flood management situations and challenges


Promote region
-
wide integrated stormwater and flood management planning.


Improve existing stormwater and flood management infrastructure and operational techniques/strategies


Promote projects and practices to protect infrastructure and property from flood damage


Integrate ecosystem enhancement, drainage control, and natural recharge into construction projects


Develop and implement public education, outreach, and advocacy on stormwater and flood managemen
t
matters


Objective 7 does not apply to this project


*
Objective
#8) Promote sound groundwater and surface water monitoring, management, and mitigation in
cooperation with all affected parties

*
Below are the RMS asso
ciated with Objective #8, Check all that apply to your
project


Support and implement state
-
mandated groundwater and surface water monitoring requirements, and other
groundwater monitoring efforts


Promote efforts to monitor, manage, and mitigate effects of groundwater
-
dependent projects


Develop and support projects that mitigate for the effects of groundwater extraction


Protect and improve the quality and quantity of stored groundwater supplies and recharge areas


Promote conjunctive use projects

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Identify existing gaps in gr
oundwater and surface water quantity data and undertake appropriate
assessments/characterization studies


Collect data and monitor groundwater and surface water supply variability


Promote efforts to manage/design groundwater projects so that future impacts requiring mitigation are avoided


Objective 8 does not apply to this project





California Department of Water Resources Priorities

Simi
lar to the Inyo
-
Mono Objectives and Resource Management strategies above, DWR also has a unique set of
program preferences. Although you may not be as familiar with DWR as you are the Inyo
-
Mono IRWM Program
please take a few moments to answer to the best o
f your ability, how your project may address DWR Statewide
Program Preferences. This information will help DWR to better understand the needs of the region and provide
them with the data they need to appropriately determine funding allocations.


*
DWR Progr
am Preferences addressed by this project (check all that apply):



Include regional projects or programs



Effectively integrate water management programs and projects within a hydrologic region



Effectively resolve significant water
-
related conflicts within or between regions



Contribute to attainment of one or more
objectives of the CALFED Bay
-
Delta Program



Address critical water supply or water quality needs of disadvantaged communities within the IRWM region



Effectively integrated water management with land use planning



Include actions designed to integrate t
he Stormwater Resource Plan requirements into an IRWM Plan



Drought preparedness



Use and reuse water more efficiently



Climate change response actions



Expand environmental stewardship



Practice integrated flood management



Protect surface and groun
dwater quality



Improve tribal water and natural resources



Ensure equitable distribution of benefits



California Water Plan

The questions below relate specifically to the Statewide CA Water Planning efforts and will assist state level managers
to unde
rstand how our regional needs correspond to State
-
level water planning. We realize you may not be familiar with
the CA Water Plan but respectfully request you make a best effort at answering the
questions below. AGAIN, THERE
ARE NOT

RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER
S
.


*
California Water Plan Update 2009 Water Management Strategic Objectives addressed by this project (check
all that apply):



Reduce water demand

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Improve operational efficiency and transfers



Increase water supply



Improve water quality



Practice resource stewardship



Improve flood management



Other strategies/key activities


*
Project benefits by Jurisdiction (check all
that apply):


Local


Groundwater basin


Watershed


Regional


Interregional


State


Interstate


International


Tribal


Activity Category (check
if relevant
):



Governance


Planning and public process improvements


Information technology/data and tools


Wate
r technology


Research and development


Human

built infrastructure


Natural

built infrastructure


*
California Water Plan Update 2009 Resource Management Strategies addressed by this project (check all that
apply):


Agricultural Water Use Efficiency


Urban

Water Use Efficiency


Conveyance


Delta


Conveyance


Regional /Local


System Reoperation


Water Transfers


Conjunctive Management and Groundwater


Desalination


Precipitation Enhancement


Recycled Municipal Water


Surface Storage


CALFED


Surface St
orage


Regional/Local


Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution


Groundwater and Aquifer Remediation


Matching Water Quality to Use


Pollution Prevention

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Salt and Salinity Management


Urban Runoff Management


Agricultural Lands Stewardship


Economic I
ncentives


Ecosystem Restoration


Forest Management


Land Use Planning and Management


Recharge Areas Protection


Water
-
dependent Recreation


Watershed Management


Flood Risk Management


*
CA Water Plan Update 2013 Strategic Objectives addressed by this pro
ject (check all that apply):


Expand Integrated Regional Water Management


Use and Reuse Water More Efficiently


Expand Conjunctive Management of Multiple Supplies


Protect Surface Water and Groundwater Quality


Expand Environmental Stewardship


Practice
Integrated Flood Management


Manage a Sustainable California Delta


Prepare Prevention, Response, and Recovery Plans


Reduce Energy Consumption of Water Systems and Uses


Improve Data and Analysis for Decision
-
making


Invest in New Water Technology


Improv
e Tribal Water and Natural Resources


Ensure Equitable Distribution of Benefits


*
PRIMARY BENEFITS:

CA Water Plan (Update 2013) Integrated Water Management Benefits addressed by this
project

*
Check all PRIMARY benefits that apply
*



Affordability


Climate change risk reduction


Drought preparedness


Energy benefits


Environmental


Flood damage reduction


Food security


Fuel load reduction


Groundwater overdraft re
duction


Recreation


Water quality


Water supply and supply reliability

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SECONDARY BENEFITS
:
CA Water Plan (Update 2013) Integrated Water M
anagement Benefits addressed by
this project

Check all SECONDARY benefits that apply



Affordability


Climate change risk reduction


Drough
t preparedness


Energy benefits


Environmental


Flood damage reduction


Food security


Fuel load reduction


Groundwater overdraft reduction


Recreation


Water quality


Water supply and supply reliability