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Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP)

The IRWMP seeks to coordinate the actions of more than 40 stakeholder entities involved in water resource protection, enhancement, and management in the planning Region.

What is IRWM?

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) have encouraged local and regional water resource management entities to establish integrated regional water management plans (IRWMPs) through the collaboration of planning efforts and project coordination.


The intent of the IRWM program is to encourage local and regional agencies to implement projects focused on meeting multiple water resources needs on a regional basis. This web site contains information for the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) planning effort undertaken in the region encompassing the groundwater basins and watersheds of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Bay and South Monterey Bay.

The Carmel River watershed, which includes one of the most beautiful streams along the Central California coast, contains a diverse range of habitats that support several threatened species.
The Monterey Peninsula and surrounding area are widely recognized as having immense beauty and precious natural resources, especially along the coast and inland areas of the Carmel Valley.
The Region encompasses portions of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Ventana Wilderness and includes three Areas of Special Biological Significance (Pt. Lobos, Carmel Bay, and Pacific Grove).

5 Harris Court, Building G,   P.O. Box 85,  Monterey, CA 93942-0085 (USA)
Telephone: (831) 658-5600
Fax: (831) 644-9560      
For additional information, contact Larry Hampson at (831) 658-5620 or