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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 2020 Annual Grower Education Meetings Scheduled for December 2019/January 2020 -  Three identical grower education meetings have been scheduled between December and January, and will focus on 2019 Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Reports, Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (INMP), and Sediment Erosion & Control Plans (SECP), and membership information updates. Please choose the meeting that is best for your schedule and location:

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 3 p.m., Wasco Elk's Lodge (16694 Wasco Avenue, Wasco)
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 3 p.m., Kern Ag Pavilion (3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield)
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020, 3 p.m., Buttonwillow Recreation Center (556 Milo Avenue, Buttonwillow)

Board of Directors Meetings -  KRWCA Board meetings are held the first Thursday of every month in the Kern County Water Agency's Board Room at 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Board agendas are posted monthly on the News & Updates page. Please Note: The December 5, 2019 KRWCA Board Meeting has been canceled.

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.

2020 Deadlines for Required Reports

  • NEW for 2020: Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Worksheet (PDF) – The INMP Worksheet is a new form introduced for the 2020 crop/harvest year, and will be used moving forward. Note: 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, 2020 for ALL farms, and must remain on the farm and is NOT submitted to the Coalition.
  • Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report (PDF) - NMP Summary Reports for ALL farms (large and small) with parcels designated in a high vulnerability area are due on March 1, 2020. The NMP Summary Report summarizes the information from the 2019 Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (PDF), and MUST be submitted through ILRP Farm.
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