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.

Groundwater Assessment Report Technical Meeting
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Kern County Water Agency • 3200 Rio Mirada Drive, Bakersfield
Please join us as we address the development of the Coalition’s Groundwater Assessment Report (GAR). In addition, Land IQ will be providing an update on the Nitrogen Hazard Index (NHI).
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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