Welcome to IRWMP

The Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program (IRWMP) is a part of a statewide effort that is geared towards finding and implementing solutions for regional water management issues. The Inyo–Mono IRWMP formally began in 2008 and since its inception has raised more than $2.5 million to assist with essential water management projects and research for Inyo, Mono, and Kern Counties. Find out more


The Sheet article on California & eastern Sierra drought impacts


There was an interesting article in last week’s The Sheet about water use in agriculture during the ongoing drought.  The author also discusses groundwater use and brings it home to the eastern Sierra.  There are a couple of interesting responses to the article in the comments section at the end. http://thesheetnews.com/2015/03/26/almonds-milk-california-dry/

Special Drought Briefing for California: April 9


As California continues to draw international attention during its fourth year of devastating drought, top-level water officials from state, federal and local agencies will gather in Sacramento April 9 for a special 2015 drought briefing organized by Association of California Water Agencies in partnership with other organizations. Follow this link for more information and registration … Continue reading Special Drought Briefing for California: April 9

DWR Releases Revised Schedule for Round 3 Implementation


This will be the final disbursement of Prop. 84 funds. The updates have accelerated the timeline for the final Prop. 84 IRWM solicitation. The updated schedule can also be found at: http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/index.cfm  

An Investment to Help Disadvantaged Communities Pays Off!


Proposition 50 and Proposition 84, and the corresponding creation of Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) planning groups, significantly altered California’s approach to water management. As these programs evolved, a growing gap emerged between the activities of the traditional water community and the needs of disadvantaged communities and the people that live and work there. In … Continue reading An Investment to Help Disadvantaged Communities Pays Off!