In February 2021, DWR approved the expansion of the Coachella Valley IRWM Region to include the unincorporated communities of Bombay Beach and North Shore. The modified Region boundary now extends south and east and covers the northeastern portion of the Salton Sea within the Riverside and Imperial counties. Communities within these areas will now be able to participate in solving common water management issues and needs and other IRWM-related activities within the Region, including developing projects that will be eligible of IRWM grant funding.
The Coachella Valley IRWM Region was awarded $3.8 million to implement 4 water resources projects, including $1 million to provide safe and reliable potable drinking water to the Castro Mobile Home Park, a disadvantaged community within the City of Coachella. To learn more, visits the IRWM Funding Page
Sustainable groundwater planning under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is happening in the Coachella Valley! Agencies in the Indio Subbasin and Mission Creek Subbasin are preparing updates to their respective Alternative Plans.
The Final 2018 Coachella Valley IRWM/SWR Plan is AVAILABLE in the CVRWMG Library