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Oakdale Irrigation District Water Resources Plan. TASKS. Month 1 Month 3 Month 5 Month 7 Month 9 Month 11 Month 13. Notice to Proceed. PHASE I Public Involvement Assessment

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the plan will be completed in november 2005


Month 1 Month 3 Month 5 Month 7 Month 9 Month 11 Month 13

Notice to Proceed


Public Involvement Assessment

Data Collection and System Assessment

Public Input and Involvement

Resource Inventory

On Farm Systems Evaluations

Historic Land Use Trends and Forecasting

Water Balance

Infrastructure Plan

Water Rights Portfolio

Development of CEQA Strategy

Draft Organizational Plan

Financial Plan

Draft Water Resources Plan

Draft Water Resources Plan Public Involvement and Initiation of CEQA Process

Issue Draft Water Resources Plan


Programmatic CEQA Document

Final Water Resources Plan

The Plan Will be Completed in November 2005
activities in the assessment phase

Data collection

Initial field evaluation

Draft public outreach plan

Public Outreach:

Assessment (interviews, town hall meetings, media briefing)

Communication tools

Communication plan

Activities in the Assessment Phase
  • Assess available information and needs
  • Evaluate/Assess Water Balance to determine info gaps
reasons for a water resources plan
Reasons for a Water Resources Plan

The Math is Simple-

External Issues

+ Internal Issues

= Water Resources Plan

The complexity of water issues, both locally and at the state level, necessitates a rethinking of OID’s current practices and priorities in order to guarantee full protection of the District’s and the region’s water supplies into the future.

review of external issues
Review of External Issues
  • Water Quantity
  • Water Quality
  • Economics
  • Environmental
  • Legislative
review of external issues1
Review of External Issues

Water Quantity

  • All around us, agencies are planning for their water futures … using irrigation district water!
    • CCSF
    • City of Stockton
    • SEWD
    • USBR
  • SJ River Restoration
  • Bay Delta
review of external issues2
Review of External Issues

Water Quality

  • Ag Waiver
  • Aquatic Herbicides
  • TMDL’s Implemented in the Basin

DO, Salt, Boron, Turbidity, Diazinon, OPs, chlorpyrifos, nutrients, sediment (TSS), pH, Temperature

  • 1995 Water Quality Control Plan
review of external issues3
Review of External Issues


  • Agricultural economy and water changes:
    • Less Ag  changing regional economic foundation
    • Less Ag  generates surplus water
    • Less Ag  may generate less OID income
  • How will Tri Dam Authority/Project power revenues to be spent?
review of external issues4
Review of External Issues

Environmental Conditions

  • Air Quality
  • Regional/Local Groundwater Management Needs
  • Surface Water Supply for Community/Region?
  • ESA
    • Salmon
    • Steelhead
    • Delta Smelt
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Review of External Issues


  • Fees for DOD, Calfed, SWRCB and ???s
  • AB 3030, AB 3616
  • Appropriate water measurement initiatives
  • State Water Plan
  • State/Regional/Local land use planning initiatives
review of internal issues
Review of Internal Issues
  • Water usage
  • Changing land use and cropping
  • Changing customer needs
  • Condition of OID facilities
  • Financial stability
  • Requests for annexation
  • Organizational needs
  • Community support
review of internal issues1
Review of Internal Issues
  • Water Usage
    • OID’s water use is high for the crops grown
    • Substantial amount of water leaves OID’s service area without benefit to OID
    • Limited flexibility of current rotation delivery system - customer service constraints
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Review of Internal Issues
  • Changing land use and cropping
    • Average parcel size is 15 acres
    • Pasture conversion to trees
    • Surface to Drip irrigation in trees
  • Changing Customer needs
    • Weekend irrigators
    • More flexibility
    • Filtration needs for drip
review of internal issues3
Review of Internal Issues
  • Condition of OID facilities
    • Years of deferred maintenance due to lack of funds
    • Lifecycle demand for replacement is $6 million/year
  • Financial Stability
    • Whatever OID does it must be justifiable, defensible and affordable
    • Affordability of needed improvements
review of internal issues4
Review of Internal Issues
  • Organizational needs
    • Staffing needs to meet the challenges?
  • Community Support
    • OID needs to be an asset to the community
    • One stop water agency for the future?
the water resources plan is a roadmap
The Water Resources Plan is a Roadmap

Full Protection of Constituent’s Needs

Internal Issues



Public Outreach

External Issues

Starting Point

public outreach program
Public Outreach Program
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews (grower representatives, staff, agencies, all Board members, and community members)
  • Media Briefings
  • Town Hall Workshop
  • Communication Plan

Answers require integration of

public outreach, technical,

and institutional activities







Successful Implementation


The Water Resources Plan Responds to the Issues and Benefits OID

Requires broad-based public support

Provides excellent irrigation and domestic

water service to OID customers

Protects OID water rights

Identifies implementable programs

Achieves excellence in O+M

Benefits regional economy

Positions OID as a community asset