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Strategic Plan

The Watermaster parties collectively agreed to enhance the management of the Six Basins, beyond the execution of the Judgment, by developing a Strategic Plan for the Six Basins (Strategic Plan).  The Strategic Plan will be a water-resources management program that sustains and enhances the water supplies available to the Six Basins in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with the Judgment.  The development of the Strategic Plan is a multi-year effort that is split into two phases.
The Phase I Report for the Strategic Plan was completed in 2013 and included the following:
  • A description of the physical water resources of the Six Basins.
  • A description of the past, present, and future water demands of the water purveyors in the Six Basins, and the water supplies available to meet those demands.
  • A description of the needs and wants of the parties, their common goals for management of the Six Basins, and the impediments to achieving those goals.
  • A description, on a conceptual level, the recommended Strategic Plan initiatives that, if implemented, will remove the impediments and achieve the goals of the parties.
Phase 2 of the Strategic Plan was completed in December 2015 and includes the following:
  • Refine and describe, in more detail, the Strategic Plan projects that were developed on a conceptual level during Phase 1.
  • Build and calibrate a numerical, computer-simulation model of the Six Basins and use it to evaluate the Strategic Plan projects.
  • Conduct economic and institutional evaluations of the Strategic Plan projects.
  • Recommend a Strategic Plan.
  • Develop an implementation plan for the Strategic Plan.