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File #: 22-402    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/19/2022 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Presentation and Discussion by Watershed Protection District for the request to allocate $500,000 internal matching funds, over a period of six years, to support $1.9 Million in approved, and partially awarded, Blue Ribbon Committee Storm Water Project Grant Funds.
Sponsors: Water Resources
Attachments: 1. County of Lake Water Resources SW proposal May 3rd 2022
Memorandum


Date: May 3, 2022

To: The Honorable Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Marina Deligiannis, Deputy Water Resources Department Director and Angela De Palma-Dow, Program Coordinator

Subject: Consideration of Presentation and Discussion by Watershed Protection District for the request to allocate $500,000 matching funds, over a period of six years, to support $1.9 Million in approved, and partially awarded, Blue Ribbon Committee Storm Water Project Grant Funds.

Executive Summary:

The Watershed Protection District is requesting consideration of a presentation to the Lake County Board of Supervisors and to the Board of Directors of the Lake County Watershed Protection District. The presentation will outline a proposed request for matching funds for $500,000 through the fiscal years of 2022/2023 through 2027/2028 to coincide with the approval and award of a Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) for the Rehabilitation of Clear Lake "Lake County Storm Water Infrastructure and Program Improvement" Grant Project.

The "Lake County Storm Water Infrastructure and Program Improvement Project" is supported by the Lake County Clean Water Program (representation from County, Watershed Protection District, City of Lakeport and City of Clearlake) and was approved for funding by the BRC on September 21, 2021. Storm water management and program upgrades are desperately needed as major storm water project plans and projects have not occurred in the County since 2008. Water within the Clear Lake basin flows from the landscape, over soils and buildings, through storm water infrastructure, and into Clear Lake, which is a major source of the County's drinking water (66%). The lake also provides valuable cultural value and sustenance to our local tribal communities and provides vital habitat for wildlife and fish, of which our water-based tourism economy is extremely reliant.

The project includes seven tasks that will jump-start storm water quality improvement, includi...

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