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Board meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at the Kern County Water Agency Board Room at 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Please Note: The December 5, 2019 KRWCA Board Meeting has been canceled.

Upcoming Events

Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Continuing Education Workshop, Friday, November 8, 2019 -  The KRWCA is co-hosting this workshop for members of the KRWCA and other Kern coalitions to fulfill 3.5 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) required to maintain the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Self-Certification. CEU-fulfillment certificates will be handed out to participants at the end of the workshop. Please Note: This workshop is ONLY for members who have completed the NMP Self-Certification Training and passed the exam.

  • When: Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Where: Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield
  • RSVP by November 4, 2019 by completing the RSVP Form

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)

NMP Self-Certification Trainings - KRWCA held a NMP Self-Certification Training in January 2016 for all members who were interested. We have not scheduled another self-certification training because we do not know if there is a need. If you are interested in attending a four-hour training session, that requires taking and passing a test, to become qualified to certify your own INMP worksheet, and have not already done so, please email admin@krwca.org. If we have enough interest, we will schedule another training in Kern County. If not, a list of approved trainings scheduled in surrounding counties is available here: CURES Grower Trainings

News, Press Releases & Articles

  • KRWCA Winter 2017/2018 Newsletter (PDF) – The Winter 2017/2018 newsletter includes updates and information on: KRWCA membership, the Southern San Joaquin Valley Management Practices Evaluation Program (MPEP), Surface Water Management Program, Chanac Creek Surface Water Quality Management Plan, Farm Evaluation Surveys, Sediment & Erosion Control Plans, Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheets and Summary Reports, reporting deadlines, proposed revisions to the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed ILRP, CV-SALTS, and upcoming education/outreach events.
  • MPEP Technical Meeting held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - The MPEP Technical Meeting held on March 28 at the Kern Ag Pavilion in Bakersfield included discussions on: an overview of the MPEP and what it has to do with the ILRP, what the MPEP will do for growers, how it will work and what it will produce, and an overview of management tools and information available for growers. We have posted the presentation online, Southern San Joaquin Valley Management Practices Evaluation Program Summary (PDF), as well as resources for the following crops: Walnuts, Almonds, Citrus, Grapes, and Tomatoes.
  • KRWCA Winter 2016 Newsletter (PDF) – The Winter 2016 newsletter includes updates and information on: KRWCA membership, Groundwater Quality Assessment Report, the Management Practices Evaluation Program, Sediment Discharge & Erosion Assessment Report, Surface Water Management Program, Chanac Creek Surface Water Quality Management Plan, Farm Evaluation Surveys, Sediment & Erosion Control Plans, Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheets and Summary Reports, reporting deadlines, and upcoming education/outreach events.
  • Spring 2016 KRWCA Newsletter (PDF) – The Spring 2016 newsletter includes updates on membership, Groundwater Quality Assessment Report, Sediment Discharge & Erosion Assessment Report, Surface Water Monitoring Program, KRWCA Management Plan Development and Member Notification Policy, reporting requirements, Sediment and Erosion Control Plans, Farm Evaluations, Nitrogen Management Plans, education/outreach events, and the ILRP Farm online reporting tool.
  • Press Release – Regional Water Quality Control Board issuing fines to growers non-compliant with ILRP requirements (PDF)
  • Press Release – KRWCA receives NOA from Regional Board; Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program membership sign-up begins (PDF)
  • KRWCA Newsletter, Winter 2015 (PDF)Topics include membership enrollment summary, Notice of Intent enrollment process, Regional Board field inspections, 2015 membership assessment billing, Regional Board fines, Groundwater Quality Assessment Report, Sediment Discharge & Erosion Assessment Report, Surface Water Monitoring Program update, member-required reports, and public outreach dates.

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