Calif. Releases Draft Guidelines on RAP

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is releasing for public comment draft guidelines for the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Region Acceptance Process (RAP).

These draft guidelines have been posted on DWR's Web site at: DWR will solicit oral and written comments on the draft RAP guidelines from interested parties, stakeholders, and the public at two public meetings: Jan. 22 in Los Angeles and Jan. 26 in Sacramento.

Prior to the Jan. 22 public meeting, material will be posted at

Attendees who need reasonable accommodation due to disabilities should contact Linda Woolridge, (916) 651-9613; TDD (916) 653-6934.

Written comments will be accepted until 9 a.m. (Pacific Time) on  Jan.27. E-mail comments to Norman Shopay at

The Department of Water Resources operates and maintains the State Water Project, provides dam safety and flood control and inspection services, assists local water districts in water management and water conservation planning, and plans for future statewide water needs.