Documents Library: Table of Contents

1. Federal Legislation

  1. Clean Water Act (1972)
  2. Safe Water Drinking Act (1974)
  3. Endangered Species Act (1973)
  4. Clean Air Act (1970)
  5. Public Health Security and Bioterrism Preparedness and Response Act (2002)
  6. Code of Federal Regulations Title 40: Protection of the Environment  Chapter 1: EPA, Subchapter D: Water Programs Part 131: Water Quality Standards
  • Environmental Plans/Programs
  1. Draft National Action Plan – Priorities For Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate (2011)
  2. EPA Water Quality Standards Handbook: Second Edition (2007)

2. State

  • State Legislation
  1. Local Groundwater Management Assistance Act: Assembly Bill 303 (2000)
  2. California Fish and Game Code Section 5937(1937)
  3. California State Senate Bill 1307: Chapter 734 (1997)
  4. Costa-Machado Act, Prop. 13   (2000)
  • DWR
  1. California Sate Water Conservation Act (SBX7-7)(2009)
  2. California Groundwater, Bulletin 118, Update (2003)
  3. California State- Urban Water Management Planning Act (CWC §§ 10610 -10656) (1983)
  4. California Water Plan Update (2009)
  5. Climate Change Handbook: Regional Water Management Planning with Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation   (Produced in Partnership with the EPA , Final 2011)
  6. Managing an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California’s Water Resources (2008)
  • SWRCB
  1. CA Pesticide Management Plan for Water Quality (1997)
  2. California State- Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act (1969/update 2011)
  3. California State Rangeland Water Quality Management Plan(1995)
  4. Plan for California’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program(2000)
  5. CA State Assembly Bill 739 (AB739), Statutes 2007, Chapters 610-Stromwater Management (2007)
  • State Environmental Plans/Programs/Publications
  1. Drops of Energy: Conserving Urban Water in California to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions(2011)

*Additional legal guidance specific to water resources in California can be found by visiting the Official CA Legislative Information website.

3. Region-Wide Multi-Watershed Management Areas

  • SWRCB
  1. Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region (Basin Plan, 1995)
  2. SWRCB Watershed Management Initiative: Lahontan (2006)
  • USFS
  1. A summary of current trends and probable future trends in climate and climate driven processes in the Inyo National Forest and adjacent lands(2011)
  2. Humboldt National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (1986)
  3. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Climate Change Vulnerability Report (2011)
  4. Inyo National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan(1988)
  5. Inyo National Forest Wilderness Management Plan and EIS (2001)
  6. Kern Wild and Scenic River Management Plan– North and South forks of the Kern(1994)
  7. Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (1994)
  8. Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Draft SEIS ( 2010)
  9. South Sierra Wilderness Management Plan –Environmental Assessment (1991)
  10. Toiyabe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (1986)
  11. USDA-Watershed Condition Framework (2011)
  • BLM
  1. BLM Bishop Field Office Resource Management Plan Record of Decision (1993)
  2. BLM California Desert Conservation Area Plan(1980-1999)
  3. BLM-Northern and Eastern Mojave Desert Management Plan (NEMO) and EIR(2002)
  4. BLM-Northern and Eastern Mojave Desert (NEMO) ROD (2002)
  • NPS
  1. Death Valley General Management Plan(2002)
  2. Death Valley, Furnace Creek Springs Restoration and Adaptive Management Plan (2012)
  3. Death Valley, Saline Warm Springs Management Plan and EIS (Expected 2014)
  4. Death Valley, Water Resources Stewardship Monitoring Report ( Expected, 2012)
  5. Death Valley, Water Resources Stewardship Monitoring Plan (TBA)
  6. Death Valley, Wilderness Plan (TBA)
  7. Death Valley Fire Management Plan (2007)
  8. Devil’s Postpile General Management Plan ( Expected, 2013)
  • Inyo-Mono Agricultural Commissioner’s Office

  1. Annual Reports: Invasive Weed Control and Eradication Activities in Inyo and Mono Counties (2008-2010)
  2. Eastern Sierra Weed Management Area- MOU (2010)
  3. Eastern Sierra Weed Management Area- Strategic Plan (Date unknown)

4. Regional Plans

  • Watershed/Groundwater Management Plans/Reports
  1. Amargosa Water Report (Draft, 2007)
  2. Bishop Creek Watershed Management Plan (Expected 2013)
  3. East Walker River Watershed Plan (2012)
  4. East Walker River Watershed Assessment (2012)
  5. Fish Slough Management Plan (USFWS, Update Expected 2012)
  6. Groundwater Management Plan for the Mammoth Basin Watershed (2005)
  7. Indian Wells Valley Cooperative Groundwater Management Plan (2006)
  8. Mammoth Creek Environmental Impact Report (Final, 2011)
  9. Mono Basin Watershed Management Plan (Mono County, 2007)
  10. North Mono Basin Watershed Analysis  Inyo National Forest (2001)
  11. Mono Basin Watershed Assessment (Mono County, 2007)
  12. Upper Owens River Watershed Assessment (2007)
  13. Upper Owens Watershed Management Plan (Mono County, 2007))
  14. Walker River Geographic Response Plan (Draft, 2006)
  15. West Walker River Watershed Assessment (Mono County, 2007)
  16. West Walker Watershed Management Plan (Mono County, 2007)
  • Los-Angeles/Inyo-Mono County Plans/Reports
  1. Agreement between the County of Inyo and the City of Los Angeles DWP on a Long Term Groundwater Management Plan for Owens Valley and Inyo County: Long Term Water Agreement Includes EIR (1991)
  2. Annual Reports:  LADWP, Owens Valley Report (2006-2011)
  3. Annual Reports: Inyo County,Owens Valley Monitor (1998-2011)
  4. Annual Compliance Reports: Pursuant  to Water Right Decision 1631 and Orders No. 98-5 and 98-7 (2003-2011)
  5. City of Los Angeles Water Supply Plan- Securing LA’s Water Supply (2008)
  6. Conservation Strategy for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (2005)
  7. Final Ad Hoc Yellow Billed Cuckoo Habitat Enhancement Plan(2005)
  8. Green Book for the Long-term Groundwater Management Plan for the Owens Valley and Inyo County (2000)
  9. Habitat Conservation Plan for the Owens Valley (Draft Expected Fall 2011)
  10. Habitat Management Plan- Owens Lake (2010)
  11. Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for Owens Dry Lake Phase 8 Dust Control Measures (2010)
  12. Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for Additional Mitigation Projects developed by the MOU Ad Hoc  Group (2010)
  13. LORP: Action Plan (Appendix to MOU between Inyo County, LADWP et al., re: implementation of the LORP) (1997)
  14. LORP: Annual Operations Plan (2009-2010)
  15. LORP: Ecosystem Management Plan (2002)
  16. LORP: Monitoring, Adaptive Management, and Reporting Plan (2008)
  17. LORP: Recreational Use Plan- Existing conditions memo (2011)
  18. LORP: Annual Report (2010)
  19. LORP: Final EIR (2004)
  20. Mono Basin:  Final Environmental Impact Report (1994)
  21. Mono Basin: Grant Lake Operations and Management Plan (1996)
  22. Mono Basin: Rush and Lee Vining Creek Instream Flow Study (2008)
  23. Mono Basin: State Water Resources Control Board Restoration Order 98-05 (1998)
  24. Mono Basin: State Water Board Restoration Orders 98-07 (1998)
  25. Mono Basin: Stream and Stream Channel Restoration Plan (1996)
  26. Mono Basin: Waterfowl Habitat Restoration Plan (1996)
  27. Mono Basin: Water Right Decision 1631 (1994)
  28. MOU between Inyo County, City of Los Angeles, Sierra Club, Owens Valley Committee, CA Dept. of Fish and Game and California State Lands Commission (1997)
  29. Owens Lake Master Plan: Working Draft ( 2011)
  30. Owens Valley Land Management Plan (2011)
  31. Owens Valley PM10 Planning Area Demonstration of Attainment State Implementation Plan(2008)
  32. Owens Valley PM10 Planning Area Demonstration of Attainment State Implementation Plan and  Subsequent Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (2008)


  • Relevant Reports (Advocacy/Research/Outreach/Conservation/Compliance)
  1. Assessment of internal nutrient loading to Crowley Lake ( 2003)
  2. Bodie Creek Project Report: Total Maximum Daily Loads for Metals (2004)
  3. Crowley Lake: Recommendations to de-list Crowley Lake for Nitrogen and Phosphorus ( 2005)
  4. Crowley Lake: Environmental Assessment for Crowley Lake Watershed Grazing Allotment Analysis ( 2009)
  5. Fish Slough Milk-Vetch: 5 Year Review and Summmary (2009)
  6. Hydrologic Assessment of the Dry Creek Drainage for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (2007)
  7. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Recovery Plan ( 1995)
  8. Mill Creek Settlement Agreement (FERC relicensing) P-1390-040 (2007)
  9. Owens Basin Wetland and Aquatic Species Recovery Plan (1998)
  10. Owens Pupfish- 5 Year Review Summary and Evaluation ( 2009)
  11. Owens Tui Chub- 5 Year Review Summary and Evaluation ( 2009)
  12. Proposition 13- Southwest Wellfield Recharge Feasibility Study  (2005)
  13. Proposition 50- Testing of Zero-Liquid Discharge Technologies Using Brackish Groundwater for Inland Desert Communities  ( 2010)
  14. Prospects for Wetland Conservation in Mono County (2007)
  15. Report on Bridgeport Reservoir Beneficial Use Impairment: Limnology in the Summer- Fall 200 and Comparisons with 1989 (2003)
  16. Restoration of the California Golden Trout in the South Fork Kern River, Kern Plateau (2008)
  17. Restoration of riparian habitat and assessment of riparian corridor fencing and other watershed best management practices on nutrient loading and eutrophication of Crowley Lake, CA (2003)
  18. Short-Term Action Plan for lahontan Cutthroast Trout in the Walker River Basin ( 2003)
  19. Total Maximum Daily Loads for Copper, Haiwee Reservoir (2001)
  20. West Walker River Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Recovery Plan ( 2003)
  21. Upper Owens River Water Quality Project (2014)

5. Local Government Plans

  • County Plans
  1. Inyo County General Plan and associated Progress Reports/Updates (2001)
  2. Inyo County Groundwater Ordinance  Ordinance No. 1004 (1998)
  3. Inyo County Resolutions No. 99-43: Extraction and Use of Inyo County’s Water Resources (1999)
  4. Kern County General Plan (2009)
  5. Kern County Groundwater Ordinance (1998)
  6. Mono County General Plan (1997)
  7. Mono County Master Environmental Assessment (2001)
  8. San Bernadino General Plan (2007) Amended (2011)


  • Urban Water Management Plans
  1. City of Los Angeles Urban Water Management Plan ( 2010)
  2. Indian Wells Valley Urban Water Management Plan (2010)
  3. Mammoth Community Water District Urban Water Management Plan (2011)


  • City/Town Plans
  1. City of Bishop General Plan and Update (2011)
  2. City of Bishop Wastewater Master Plan(2008)
  3. City of Bishop Water Master Plan (2008)
  4. City of Bishop Parks and Recreation Master Plan(2008)
  5. June Lake Area Plan (2010)
  6. Town of Mammoth Lakes General Plan Update (2007)
  7. Town of Mammoth Lakes General Plan-Final EIR (2007)
  8. Town of Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation Master Plan: Draft (2008)
  9. Town of Mammoth Lakes Storm Drain Master Plan(1984*)
  10. Town of Mammoth Lakes Storm Drain Master Plan Update (2005)
  11. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Master Development Plan (Expected 2013)
  12. Town of Mammoth Lakes-Downtown Neighborhood District Plan (2010)
  13. City of Ridgecrest General Plan (2009)

* Indicates Planning document deemed essential for subsequent plans/updates. 

  • Tribal Plans
  1. Bishop Paiute Tribe Water Quality Control Plan (2007)
  2. Water Quality Standards, Big Pine Reservation ( 2005)


  • Small Water Company/CSD Plans
  1. June Lake PUD Master Water Plan Update ( 2007)