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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

Annual Grower Education Meetings Scheduled for December 2018/January 2019 -  Three identical grower education meetings will be held in December 2018 and January 2019 in Bakersfield, Wasco and Buttonwillow. These meetings will focus on Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheets, Farm Evaluations, and Nitrogen Management Summary Reports (due March 1, 2019, no exceptions).

  • Monday, December 17, 2018, 3 p.m., Buttonwillow Recreation Center (556 Milo Avenue, Buttonwillow)
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 3 p.m., Kern Ag Pavilion (3330 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield)
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019, 3 p.m., Wasco Elks Lodge (16694 Wasco Avenue, Wasco)

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.

2019 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, 2019. Please complete Farm Evaluations for the 2018 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, 2019. 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 2019 crop/harvest year is due on March 1, 2019 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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