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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 2021 Grower Education Meeting - Live Webinar Held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 -  The KRWCA co-hosted the Winter 2021 Grower Education Meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 3 p.m. via a live webinar. Agenda items included instructions on completing the required 2020 Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report, the 2021 Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet, 2021 Farm Evaluation and Management Practice Implementation Report (MPIR), and other regulatory updates. If you were unable to attend, you can still obtain attendance credit by watching the video online and completing the Attendance Credit Form. A link to the video and form will be posted by Friday, January 15, 2021.

2021 Grower Outreach Video


Board of Directors Meetings -  KRWCA Board meetings are held the first Thursday of every month online due to COVID restrictions, unless otherwise noted. Board agendas are posted monthly on the News & Updates page. Please Note: The KRWCA Board meeting scheduled for January 7, 2021 has been canceled.

REMINDER: ALL members must file ALL reports by March 1, 2021.

Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Continuing Education Units (CEU) - To fulfill your CEU units, visit CURES Continuing Education Courses for approved courses. If you passed the INMP Self-Certification exam in 2018 and prior, you are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education by January 30, 2021 in order to self-certify your INMP Worksheet for 2021. 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.

2021 Deadlines for Required Reports

  • Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Worksheet (PDF) for 2021 Crop Harvest Year – The INMP Worksheet is required for ALL members. CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED for all farms designated within a high vulnerability area (HVA). 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, 2021 for ALL farms; and it is NOT submitted to the Coalition (required annually).
  • Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report for 2020 Crop Harvest Year - INMP Summary Reports for ALL farms (large and small) are due on March 1, 2021. The INMP Summary Report summarizes the information from the 2020 Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (PDF), and MUST be submitted through ILRP Farm (required annually).
  • Farm Evaluation (FE) and Management Practices Implementation Report (MPIR) for 2020 Crop Harvest Year - Farm Evaluation and MPIR are due on March 1, 2021 for ALL farms (large and small). The FE and MPIR MUST be submitted through ILRP Farm (required annually).
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