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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
The [http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/ Monterey County Water Resources Agency] (MCWRA) "manages, protects, and enhances the quantity and quality of water and provides specified flood control services for present and future generations of Monterey County" <ref> MCWRA.  MCWRA mission/purpose. http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/Mission_Vision/mission_n.htm ,/ref>.
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The [http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/ Monterey County Water Resources Agency] (MCWRA) "manages, protects, and enhances the quantity and quality of water and provides specified flood control services for present and future generations of Monterey County" <ref> MCWRA.  MCWRA mission/purpose. http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/Mission_Vision/mission_n.htm ,/ref>. It is located in Salinas, CA and reports to a Board of 9 members.  
  
*     Vision: Monterey County Water Resources Agency's Vision is to be the Leader in Efficient, Innovative and Equitable Water Resources Management
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The MCWRA focuses its resources on
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*The operation of dams and reservoirs
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*Water quality monitoring
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*Flood protection
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*Environmental impact review
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*Innovative water projects
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*Development review
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*Geographic Information Systems
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==Salinas Valley Water Project==
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The [http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/welcome_svwp_n.htm Salinas Valley Water Project] (SVWP) aims to stop seawater intrusion, avert a maximum flood event at Nacimiento Dam, and recharge the Salinas River Basin to provide adequate water supplies and flexibility to meet current and future (year 2030) needs. In addition, the proposed project provides the surface water supply necessary to attain a hydrologically balanced groundwater basin in the Salinas Valley <ref> MCWRA. 2001. SVWP Project Description. http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/SVWP/SVWP_Project_Description.pdf </ref>.
  
*    Floodplain Management
 
*    National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP)
 
**    Background: In 1968, the U.S. Congress passed the National Flood Insurance Act, which established the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The NFIP was broadened and modified with the passage of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 which required structures built in a 100-year floodplain to carry flood insurance coverage as a condition for receiving federal aid or federally insured loans. The Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 fine-tuned many aspects of the NFIP through the creation of the Community Rating System (CRS).
 
**    National Flood Insurance Program: The NFIP is a federal program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and makes Federally-backed flood insurance available in communities that adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances to help reduce future flood losses. The NFIP transfers costs of private property flood losses from tax payers to floodplain property owners through flood insurance premiums; provides financial aid to flood victims; encourages development away from flood-prone areas; and requires new and substantially improved structures to be constructed in a way that minimizes or prevents flood damage.
 
**    The NFIP, through partnerships with communities, the insurance industry, and the lending industry, helps reduce flood damage by nearly $800 million a year. Further, buildings constructed in compliance with NFIP building standards suffer 77 percent less damage annually than those not built in compliance. In addition, every $3 paid in flood insurance claims saves $1 in disaster assistance payments.
 
  
Monterey County joined the regular phase of the NFIP on January 30, 1984. Compliance and ongoing participation in the NFIP ensures that all County residents can purchase flood insurance.
 
*      Salinas Valley Water Project (SVWP)
 
*    The SVWP is Monterey County's plan to:   
 
**    Stop seawater intrusion, avert a maximum flood event at Nacimiento Dam, and recharge the Salinas River Basin, and basin property owners are assessed by benefits, ranging from $4.00 to $24.00 per irrigated acre, and keep water management in local hands, fund it equitably, and ensure future water supplies.
 
 
**    SVWP Homepage [http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/welcome_svwp_n.htm  Salinas Valley Water Project]  
 
**    SVWP Homepage [http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/welcome_svwp_n.htm  Salinas Valley Water Project]  
  

Revision as of 00:04, 12 April 2012

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The Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA) "manages, protects, and enhances the quantity and quality of water and provides specified flood control services for present and future generations of Monterey County" Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag.


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