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:
    • - Wednesday, February 25, 2014, 4 p.m., Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield
    • - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4 p.m., Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield
  • Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (PDF) – Must be on-farm by March 23, 2015
  • KRWCA High Vulnerability Area Map (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.
  • 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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