“Grounded in solid science, the Tuolumne River Voluntary Agreement is a revolutionary approach to managing and balancing water supplies to support thriving communities and fisheries.”
– The TRVA Partners: Turlock Irrigation District, Modesto Irrigation District and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
The TRVA is self-funded by the Partners, with $83 million dedicated for specific habitat improvements. Implementation can commence immediately and will not depend on state or federal grants, loans, taxes or fees. Some preliminary design work already has commenced and upon approval of the Agreement, implementation of the TRVA’s management actions can begin immediately.
A new Tuolumne River partnership will be formed to guide a spill management plan and habitat improvement program, an associated capital fund, and annual funding. The partnership will include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The partnership may include other members, including agencies and NGOs.