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

  • Groundwater Assessment Report Technical Meeting - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Kern Ag Pavilion • 3300 E. Belle Terrace, Bakersfield
    – Please join us as we address the development of the Coalition’s Groundwater Assessment Report (GAR).
    Download the Invitation (PDF)

  • Meeting Time Change: The KRWCA’s November Board Meeting will be held Thursday, November 6 at 7 a.m. at the Kern County Water Agency.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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