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. 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

  • Please mark your calendars and attend one of these upcoming Grower Education meetings! Topics to include Nitrogen Management Plans, Farm Evaluations, and membership information. Certified NMPs and Farm Evaluations are due March 1, 2016.
    • - Monday, December 7, 2015, 3 p.m., Kern Ag Pavilion, 3330 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield
      - Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 3 p.m., Wasco Elk’s Lodge, 16694 Wasco Avenue, Wasco
      - Monday, December 14, 2015, 3 p.m., Kern Ag Pavilion, 3330 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield
      - Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 3 p.m., Buttonwillow Recreation Center, 556 Milo Avenue, Buttonwillow
  • Click here to RSVP.

  • Please Note: The December KRWCA Board meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Kern County Water Agency Board Room.
  • Farm Evaluation (PDF) - Due March 1, 2016
  • Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (PDF) – Due March 1, 2016 and CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED.
  • KRWCA High Vulnerability Area Maps
  • 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.
  • 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. For more instructions, please visit the Join the Coalition page.

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