Welcome to the
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.

News & Important Dates

On February 4, 2014 the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) issued a Notice of Applicability (NOA) to the Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority (KRWCA), approving the KRWCA to represent member owners/growers of irrigated agricultural lands within the KRWCA boundary under the ILRP.

Enrollment Deadline: August 4!   The deadline to apply directly to the KRWCA was August 4, 2014. Following the deadline, growers/landowners will need to provide a Notice of Intent (NOI) directly to the Regional Water Quality Control Board, pay applicable administrative fees, complete a KRWCA membership application, and are subject to higher fees per acre.

Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority and Kern County Farm Bureau Joint Board Meeting
 Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • 5 p.m. • Kern Ag Pavilion • 501 South Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield    Please RSVP to either KCFB or KRWCA:
    KCFB – Telephone: (661) 397-9635; Email: kcfb@kerncfb.com or
    KRWCA - Telephone: (661) 616-6500; Email: admin@krwca.org
Download the invitation (PDF)

Grower Enrollment & Informational Meetings

  • Grower Enrollment & Informational Meetings were held in March and April. Please continue to check back for future informational meeting dates.
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