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Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority

The Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority (KRWCA) is a joint powers authority, established to serve as the coordinator and coalition (third-party) group under the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) in the Kern River watershed portion of the Kern County. On February 4, 2014 the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) issued a Notice of Applicability (NOA) to the KRWCA, approving the KRWCA to represent member owners/growers of irrigated agricultural lands within the KRWCA boundary under the ILRP.

News & Important Dates

Note: The KRWCA Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 4 has been cancelled. The next board meeting will be held as scheduled on November 1.

2018 Annual Grower Education Meetings Held in January -  Four identical grower education meetings were held in January 2018 in Bakersfield, Wasco and Buttonwillow. The Presentation included information regarding Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheets, and Farm Evaluations, and Nitrogen Management Summary Reports (due March 1, 2018, no exceptions).

General Guidance on the Timeline Requirements for ILRP Nitrogen Management Plans for Citrus Crops (PDF)– A guidance document developed to help citrus growers understand and visualize the timeline and due dates of the annual ILRP NMP Worksheet and NMP Summary Report.

2018 Deadlines for Required Reports

  • Farm Evaluation Survey (PDF)Reminder: Farm Evaluation Surveys for all farms located within the high vulnerability areas, and small farms in the low vulnerability areas are due on March 1, 2018. Please complete Farm Evaluations for the 2017 crop/harvest year and submit through ILRP Farm.
  • Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report (PDF) - NMP Summary Reports for ALL farms (large and small) with parcels designated in high vulnerability areas are due on March 1, 2018. The NMP Summary Report summarizes the information from the 2017 NMP Worksheet, and MUST be submitted through ILRP Farm.
  • Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (PDF) – The NMP Worksheet for the 2018 crop/harvest year is due on March 1, 2018 for all farms within designated high vulnerability areas and CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. All farms within low vulnerability areas must prepare a NMP worksheet as well, but do not need to certify the plan.
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