On August 7, 2015, The Sierra Fund submitted a grant to DWR on behalf of CABY to implement two projects in the region. DWR received 37 grant applications requesting a total of $306.5 million in IRWM grant funds for proposals totaling in excess of $1.1 billion for the 2015 Grant Solicitation. On October 29, 2015, DWR released the Draft Funding Recommendations and the Proposal Evaluations for submitted applications and we are pleased that the CABY proposal was awarded $945,510 for two projects submitted by Nevada Irrigation District and Placer County Water Agency. Work on the projects will start in early 2016.
On October 29, 2015, DWR announced their preliminary Round 3 funding recommendations. The CABY region grant, prepared and submitted by The Sierra Fund (as project applicant), included two projects which if affirmed after public review process, will be the fourth successful Implementation Grant for the CABY region from Proposition 84.
In March 2014, CABY submitted the final consensus-developed and PC/CC approved IRWMP document to DWR for review to assure that it was fully compliant with all guidelines. In May, CABY received a letter from DWR indicating that the document was deemed guideline compliant, with no further comments or necessary changes. On May 30, 2014, the CABY Planning and Coordinating Committees adopted the 2014 IRWMP Update. This marks the close of the planning process and a move into implementation activities. Full text of documents is included in the 2014 Plan.
On September 25, 2013, DWR announced their preliminary Round 2 funding recommendations. The CABY region grant, prepared and submitted by The Sierra Fund (as project applicant), included seven projects totaling $8,572,348 with a total request for state fund of $5,543,032. The Sierra Fund application was one of the highest scoring in the state and, if affirmed after public review process, will be the second successful grant for the CABY region from Proposition 84.
The seven projects included in the application and the total funds requested for each project are as follows:
Camptonville Water System Improvement Project: $789,341
City of Placerville Waterline Replacement: $950,000
El Dorado County Small Hydro Development Program: $380,000
Water Efficiency, Water Quality, and Supply Reliability in the CABY Region: $997,500
Wolf Creek Watershed: Restoration, Stormwater Source Control, and Flood Management: $342,499
CABY Mercury and Sediment Abatement Initiative: $1,498,524
Meadow Restoration, Assessment and Prioritization in the American, Bear, and Yuba Watersheds: $308,016
The CABY region with Nevada City as the overall project sponsor was successfully awarded a Proposition 84 Implementation Grant in late 2011. The project application included a variety of projects from four individual CABY stakeholder/member groups: Nevada City (8 projects), Washington County Water District (6 projects), Placer County Water Agency (1 project), and American Rivers (1 project). At the time of submittal, Nevada City, the community of Washington and the community of Colfax were all considered disadvantaged communities with an income of equal to or less than 80% of the median household income of California. Additionally, the community of Washington was and is considered severely disadvantaged with an income of equal to or less than 60% of the median household income of California.
Each of the funded projects will have its own dedicated page within this website as of mid-October 2013. These pages are currently under construction. As the various projects all have different start and end dates, the project-specific pages will be created and updated based on the individual project implementation schedule.
A list of the projects follows organized by sponsor.
1. Gracie Road Intertie
2. South Pine Street Distribution System Improvement
3. Park Avenue Distribution System Improvement
4. Prospect Street Distribution System Improvement
5. Install Altitude Valves with Integrated SCADA Systems on Storage Tanks
6. Leak Detection Program
7. Installation of Water Meters on City Facilities
8. Integrated Water Shortage Contingency, Drought Preparedness
Washington County Water District
1. Maybert Road Transfer and Distribution Line Replacement
2. Relief Hill Road – Flow Control Pressure System Improvements
3. Level-Control Altitude Valve Improvements
4. System-wide Installation of Water Meters
5. Downtown Leak Detection and Repair
6. Comprehensive Water Conservation Planning Program
Placer County Water Agency
1. Leak Detection & Repair in the Communities of Alta/Colfax
1. CABY Water Trust