Upper American River Basin Regional Drought Contingency Plan


El Dorado Water Agency (Agency) is developing the Upper American River Basin Regional Drought Contingency Plan (UARB RDCP) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Tribes, public water purveyors, land use agencies, and environmental interests in the West Slope of El Dorado County. The plan will improve long-term water resiliency to drought and expand mitigation planning to the Other County Area which is not currently served by public water purveyors. This effort is funded by Reclamation’s WaterSMART program and the Agency’s non-federal cost share. The plan implements Resource Management Strategy 7, Improve Drought Preparedness and Responses, from the Agency’s 2019 Water Resources Development and Management Plan (WRDMP). The resulting RDCP complements the public water agency-specific water shortage contingency plans and provides a coherent approach on a regional level for better coordination and promotes the benefits shared by the entire West Slope area.



 Plan Documents

Public Draft Upper American River Basin Regional Drought Contingency Plan

Final Upper American River Basin Regional Drought Contingency Plan


Contact Us


For questions regarding the UARB RDCP, please e-mail edcwa@edcgov.us or call (530) 621-5392.