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Water Management Planning

Water Management PlanningEffective water management planning is a prerequisite to addressing site-specific conservation opportunities and objectives. Conservation measures can best be expected to take place when they are "locally feasible," that is, when they provide benefits to the implementer.

Section 210 (b) of the RRA requires districts contracting for water from Federal water projects to develop water conservation plans, and many districts seek assistance in getting into the water management and conservation planning process. Download the revised Water Conservation Planning Guidebook from our site.

Through the WCFSP, technical and financial assistance is being made available to encourage the development of quality water conservation plans by districts. In many cases, this is one-on-one assistance provided by Reclamation staff. In others it may be financial assistance through cost-sharing to support the district in development of its plan.