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

2022 KBWQA Grower Education Meetings Featured as an Online Video Tutorial Series - The Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association (KBWQA) will not hold in-person Grower Education meetings again this year, but have updated the online video tutorials to guide you through completion of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program reporting requirements. These comprehensive videos, the tutorial series covers topics including general updates, reporting requirements, online reporting, and paper forms. New this year is a tutorial of the Nitrogen Analysis Reports on ILRP Farm. The videos are structured in a playlist format that allows you to quickly access the specific information that you need. Visit the Members Page for direct links to the videos.

2022 Annual Meeting Held via Pre-Recorded Video - The KBWQA Annual Meeting for the 2022 Water Year was pre-recorded in three parts, and Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 are available for you to view at your convenience. The YouTube videos are available on the Members website, along with the PDF file. This year's agenda topics include: Administrative and Board Updates, a detailed explanation of the 2022 Budget & Assessment, Grower Management Practices & Reporting, Grower Reports, CV-SALTS & Kaweah Management Zone. If you did not receive the link to the video or have trouble logging on to the website, please email admin@kaweahbasin.org.

Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Continuing Education - For growers who have already passed the Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Self-Certification test, continuing education credit is required for re-certification at the end of your three-year certification period. The KBWQA has developed separate INMP continuing education courses, which are available online. Growers must take the associated quiz for each video to receive credit. Other opportunities for continuing education are also posted on the CDFA website

Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Training - If you wish to self-certify your Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) and have not yet obtained your certification, you must attend a INMP 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 INMP Self-Certification trainings scheduled in surrounding counties is available here: INMP Self-Certification 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
2022 Membership Invoice Payment Friday, January 21, 2022
Farm Evaluation (required for all members regardless of vulnerability area) Not due this year
Groundwater Priority Practices Management Practices Implementation Report (required for all members) Not due this year
Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Summary Report (2021 crop year, required for all farms) March 1, 2022 (Complete on ILRP Farm)
Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Worksheet (required for all members regardless of vulnerability area for 2022 crop year) March 1, 2022 (must be certified for high-vulnerability areas) (Keep on farm)
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