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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

Winter 2022 Grower Education Meetings Held On January 11 & 12, 2022 -  The KRWCA co-hosted the Winter 2022 Grower Education Meetings with both in-person and online live webinar options. Agenda topics to included instructions on completing the required 2021 Crop Year Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report, 2022 Crop Year Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet, and other regulatory updates.If you were not able to attend, you can still obtain outreach attendance credit by watching the video recording of the webinar and then completing the Attendance Credit Form.

2022 Online Webinar Video

Board of Directors Meetings -  KRWCA Board meetings are held the first Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Board agendas are posted monthly on the News & Updates page. Please Note: The KRWCA Board of Directors meeting scheduled for August 4, 2022 has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on September 1, 2022.

NOTE: ALL reports for all growers were due on March 1, 2022.

Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Continuing Education Units (CEU) - To fulfill your CEU units, visit INMP Self-Certification Continuing Education Courses for approved courses. You are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education by every three years in order to self-certify your INMP Worksheet for 2022. If you are unsure of how many CEUs you have completed, please email us.

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.

2022 Deadlines for Required Reports

  • Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Worksheet (PDF) for 2022 Crop Harvest Year – The INMP Worksheet is required for ALL members. CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED for all farms designated within a high vulnerability area (HVA) and/or "outlier". All farms within low vulnerability areas must prepare an INMP worksheet as well, but do not need to certify the plan. Reminder, the INMP Worksheet is due on March 1, 2022 for ALL farms; and it is NOT submitted to the Coalition (required annually).
  • Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report for 2021 Crop Harvest Year - INMP Summary Reports for ALL farms (large and small) were due on March 1, 2022. The INMP Summary Report summarizes the information from the 2021 Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (PDF), and MUST be submitted through ILRP Farm (required annually).
  • Farm Evaluation (FE) and Management Practices Implementation Report (MPIR) - No Farm Evaluation or MPIR is due for the 2021 Crop Harvest Year. These reports are now due every five years.
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