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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

2018 Annual Grower Education Meetings Scheduled for January -  Four meetings have been scheduled for January 2018, and agendas for all four meetings will be identical and will include information regarding Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheets, and Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Summary Reports (due March 1, 2018, no exceptions). Please plan on attending one of the four meetings in order to fulfill your annual outreach participation requirement. Meetings will be held:
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3 p.m. - Kern Ag Pavilion (3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield)
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. - Wasco Elk's Lodge (16694 Wasco Avenue, Wasco)
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 3 p.m. - Buttonwillow Recreation Center (556 Milo Avenue, Buttonwillow)
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 3 p.m. - Kern Ag Pavilion (3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield)

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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