Regional Water Management Plan stakeholder meeting Wednesday

Save the DatePALMDALE – The next Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWM) stakeholder meeting will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, in the Joshua Room of the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center at 38350 Sierra Hwy in Palmdale.

The public is invited to attend to provide input on the Plan.

The Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWM Plan) defines a vision and direction for the sustainable management of water resources in the Antelope Valley Region through 2035.

The IRWM Plan contains an action plan to provide a wide range of water-related services necessary to support the well-being of area residents. However, the Plan is simply a planning and feasibility study, and no implementation or any project is being approved or required through the adoption of this Plan.

Implementation of the IRWM Plan will require further discretionary approvals, either individually or jointly by the Group members.

The IRWM Plan identifies existing key water-related challenges being faced by the residents of the Antelope Valley Region, along with projections of how these challenges will change by 2035.

In response to current and expected challenges, this IRWM Plan provides a thorough inventory of possible actions to address the challenges, along with estimated costs and benefits of implementing each action.

The IRWM Plan documents the extensive collaborative process that led to the selection of a combination of actions that may be implemented cooperatively by the stakeholders in the Antelope Valley Region.

For more information on this meeting, contact Matthew Knudson of the Antelope Valley State Water Contractors Association at 661-456-1013.

The Antelope Valley State Water Contractors Association (AVSWCA) was created in 1999 as a joint powers authority in an effort to optimize the use of the water resources and protect surface water and groundwater storage within the Antelope Valley. Three public agencies combine to form the AVSWCA in serving the Antelope Valley: Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency, Littlerock Creek Irrigation District, and Palmdale Water District.

AVSWCA Commisoners are Kathy Mac Laren, Chair; Barbara Hogan, Vice Chair; Andy Rutledge, Secretary; Leo Thibault, Treasurer-Auditor; Keith Dyas, Commissioner; and Robert Alvarado, Commissioner.

(Information via press release Antelope Valley Water Contractor’s Association.)

  1 comment for “Regional Water Management Plan stakeholder meeting Wednesday

  1. Steve Snow
    March 18, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I would suggest no decisions made concerning Antelope Valley Water will stand, now that Western Water Law has been rewritten. The Western Indian Tribes are now considered to have 100% of Grandfathered Rights under “First in time, first in line” water law. The Antelope Valley will be lucky to receive 50% water from the State Project this year, been a real drought up here in Northern California.
    To see more about the Klamath Decision go to

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