Water Resources Development and Management Plan
2019 Water Resources Development and Management Plan (WRDMP) serves as a blueprint that outlines resource management strategies (referenced below) to counter threats our county faces including droughts, wildfires, deteriorated headwaters, limited groundwater resources, and fragmented water management. Through integrated and collaborative implementation, these resource management strategies proactively address changing water resources needs, regulatory requirements, and climate variability. The WRDMP is designed to help realize the county’s General Plan that preserves the rural agricultural way of life and protects the region’s rich natural resources for future generations.
The resource management strategies with focused actions identified in the WRDMP align with the water resource-related challenges in El Dorado County and El Dorado Water Agency's existing and future implementation programs. Throughout the website, you'll find program initiatives labeled with icons to represent the related resource management strategy.
2021-2025 Strategic Plan (SP 25+) builds upon our recent successes and outlines the Agency’s overall goal to ensure reliable water supplies for current and future countywide needs. The plan reflects our renewed focus on integrated and comprehensive water management and our role in ensuring water supply reliability and resilience for agribusiness and diverse communities in the county. It also outlines our objectives to ensure environmental stewardship to maintain healthy watersheds and forests and to minimize flood and fire risks.