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

  • Mark your calendars and attend one of these Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Grower Outreach Meetings:

    • - Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 4 p.m., McFarland Veteran’s Hall (Community Center), 103 W. Sherwood Avenue, McFarland
    • - Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 4 p.m., Wasco Elk’s Lodge, 16694 Wasco Avenue, Wasco
    • - Wednesday, February 25, 2014, 4 p.m., Kern Ag Pavilion, 2220 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield

  • GAR Vulnerability & Prioritization Technical Meeting Presentation (PDF)– Update on Groundwater Assessment Report (GAR) vulnerability and prioritization from the technical meeting held Nov. 18, 2014.

  • Meeting Date & Time Change: The KRWCA’s December Board Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Kern County Water Agency.

  • GAR Nitrogen Hazard Index Layers Interim Update (PDF) – Update on NHI layers for groundwater vulnerability assessment from Sept. 16, 2014 Groundwater Assessment Report Technical Meeting

  • 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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