Welcome to the Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority

About the Coalition

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 2023 Grower Education Meetings

January 10, 2023 and January 12, 2023 –┬áThe KRWCA co-hosted the Winter 2023 Grower Education Meetings with both in-person and online live webinar options. Agenda topics included instructions on completing the required 2022 Crop Year Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report, 2023 Crop Year Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet, and other regulatory updates. If you were not able to attend, you can still obtain outreach attendance credit by watching the video recording of the webinar and then completing the Attendance Credit Form after the event when recording is posted.

Board of Directors Meetings

KRWCA Board meetings are held the first Thursday of every month, unless otherwise posted. Board agendas are posted monthly on the News & Updates page.

Please Note: The KRWCA Board of Directors’ meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 2022 will be held at the Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District office, located at 849 Allen Road in Bakersfield at 1 p.m.

Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Continuing Education Units (CEU)

To fulfill your CEU units, visit INMP Self-Certification Continuing Education Courses for approved courses. You are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education by every three years in order to self-certify your INMP Worksheet for 2022. 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 INMP Worksheet and INMP Summary Report.

2023 Deadlines for Required Reports

Note: ALL reports for all growers are due on March 1, 2023 through ILRP Farm.

Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Worksheet (PDF) for 2022 Crop Harvest Year – The INMP Worksheet is required for ALL members. CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED for all farms designated within a high vulnerability area (HVA) and/or “outlier”. 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, 2023, for ALL farms; and it is NOT submitted to the Coalition (required annually).

Farm Evaluation (FE) and Management Practices Implementation Report (MPIR) – No Farm Evaluation or MPIR is due for the 2022 Crop Harvest Year. These reports are now due every five years.