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KRWCA Board Agendas & Minutes

Board meetings are held the first Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Please Note: The KRWCA Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 2021 will be held at 1 p.m. at Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District, located at 849 Allen Road in Bakersfield. There will be no board meeting held in December.



Upcoming Events

Winter 2021 Grower Education Meeting - Live Webinar Held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 -  The KRWCA co-hosted the Winter 2021 Grower Education Meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 3 p.m. via a live webinar. Agenda items included instructions on completing the required 2020 Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report, the 2021 Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet, 2021 Farm Evaluation and Management Practice Implementation Report (MPIR), and other regulatory updates. If you were unable to attend, you can still obtain attendance credit by watching the video online and completing the Attendance Credit Form. A link to the video and form will be posted by Friday, January 15, 2021.

Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Continuing Education Units (CEU) - To fulfill your CEU units, visit INMP Self-Certification Continuing Education Courses for approved courses. If you passed the INMP Self-Certification exam in 2018 and prior, you are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education by April 30, 2021 in order to self-certify your INMP Worksheet for 2021. If you are unsure of how many CEUs you have completed, please email us.

INMP Self-Certification Trainings - KRWCA held a NMP Self-Certification Training in January 2016 for all members who were interested. We have not scheduled another self-certification training because we do not know if there is a need. If you are interested in attending a four-hour training session, that requires taking and passing a test, to become qualified to certify your own INMP worksheet, and have not already done so, please email admin@krwca.org. If we have enough interest, we will schedule another training in Kern County. If not, a list of approved trainings scheduled in surrounding counties is available here: INMP Self-Certification Trainings

Past News, Press Releases & Articles

  • KRWCA Winter 2017/2018 Newsletter (PDF) – The Winter 2017/2018 newsletter includes updates and information on: KRWCA membership, the Southern San Joaquin Valley Management Practices Evaluation Program (MPEP), Surface Water Management Program, Chanac Creek Surface Water Quality Management Plan, Farm Evaluation Surveys, Sediment & Erosion Control Plans, Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheets and Summary Reports, reporting deadlines, proposed revisions to the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed ILRP, CV-SALTS, and upcoming education/outreach events.
  • MPEP Technical Meeting held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - The MPEP Technical Meeting held on March 28 at the Kern Ag Pavilion in Bakersfield included discussions on: an overview of the MPEP and what it has to do with the ILRP, what the MPEP will do for growers, how it will work and what it will produce, and an overview of management tools and information available for growers. We have posted the presentation online, Southern San Joaquin Valley Management Practices Evaluation Program Summary (PDF), as well as resources for the following crops: Walnuts, Almonds, Citrus, Grapes, and Tomatoes.
  • KRWCA Winter 2016 Newsletter (PDF) – The Winter 2016 newsletter includes updates and information on: KRWCA membership, Groundwater Quality Assessment Report, the Management Practices Evaluation Program, Sediment Discharge & Erosion Assessment Report, Surface Water Management Program, Chanac Creek Surface Water Quality Management Plan, Farm Evaluation Surveys, Sediment & Erosion Control Plans, Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheets and Summary Reports, reporting deadlines, and upcoming education/outreach events.
  • Spring 2016 KRWCA Newsletter (PDF) – The Spring 2016 newsletter includes updates on membership, Groundwater Quality Assessment Report, Sediment Discharge & Erosion Assessment Report, Surface Water Monitoring Program, KRWCA Management Plan Development and Member Notification Policy, reporting requirements, Sediment and Erosion Control Plans, Farm Evaluations, Nitrogen Management Plans, education/outreach events, and the ILRP Farm online reporting tool.
  • Press Release – Regional Water Quality Control Board issuing fines to growers non-compliant with ILRP requirements (PDF)
  • Press Release – KRWCA receives NOA from Regional Board; Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program membership sign-up begins (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.

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