Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba Integrated Regional Water Management
The Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) group is an innovative, stakeholder-driven collaboration among local government, Tribes, watershed groups, and interested partners in the foothills region of California. The CABY IRWM comprises four major watersheds, and a planning area of 4,351 square miles. The importance of the region cannot be overstated. CABY region comprises four watersheds–the Cosumnes, American, Bear, and Yuba–which combine to form a major drainage area of the western slope of the Sierra Nevada range, from the mountain crest to the Central Valley. The collective streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs of these watersheds flow into the Sacramento River and are a major source of fresh water for the state of California.
CABY is made up of a large group of stakeholders who are passionate about making a difference in the region in a consensus-driven manner. CABY integrates long term planning and high quality project implementation in an adaptive management framework-fostering coordination and communication among the region’s diverse stakeholders.