Welcome to the
Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association

The Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association (KBWQA) is a non-profit organization, established to serve as the coordinator and third-party group under the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) in the Kaweah Basin watershed portion of Tulare County.

News & Important Dates

Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Continuing Education - For growers who have already passed the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Self-Certification test, continuing education credit is required for re-certification at the end of your three-year certification period. The KBWQA will be developing a separate NMP continuing education course, which will likely be held this summer or fall. Other opportunities for continuing education are also posted on the CURES website.

Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Training - If you wish to self-certify your Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) and have not yet obtained your certification, you must attend a NMP Self-Certification Training and pass the associated test. The KBWQA, along with the Tule Basin Water Quality Coalition, generally hosts self-certification trainings a couple of times of year. If you are unable to attend a KBWQA-hosted training, a list of other approved NMP Self-Certification trainings scheduled in surrounding counties is available here: CURES Grower Trainings

Sediment & Erosion Control Plan Grower Self-Certification Training - The KBWQA does not have any additional self-certification trainings scheduled at this time, however, you may attend a training hosted by another coalition or check back for future dates hosted by the KBWQA.

Enrollment Deadline: The deadline to join directly to the KBWQA ended on August 6, 2014. Growers/landowners will now need to provide a Notice of Intent (NOI) directly to the Regional Water Quality Control Board, pay applicable administrative fees, complete a KBWQA membership application, and will be subject to higher fees per acre. For more instructions, please visit the Join the Association page.

Upcoming Due Dates

Report/Item Due Due Date
2020 Membership Invoice Payment Friday, January 24, 2020
Farm Evaluation (high vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2021 Not due in 2020.
Farm Evaluation (low vulnerability - large and small farms) March 1, 2021 Not due in 2020.
Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report for 2019 crop year (high vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2020 (Complete on ILRP Farm)
NEW: Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Worksheet (high vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2020 (must be certified) (Keep on farm)
NEW: Irriation & Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (low vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2020 (no certification required) (Keep on farm)
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