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

KBWQA Annual Membership Meeting - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center (303 E. Acequia Avenue in Visalia) - Join us for the KBWQA's Annual Membership Meeting. Agenda items to include: membership update; Board of Directors update; 2019 projected budget & assessment; surface water and groundwater monitoring and management practices; and member reporting requirements.


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 Kawah Basin Water Quality Association and the Tule Basin Water Quality Coalition are hosting a training on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. If you are unable to attend, list of other approved NMP Self-Certification trainings scheduled in surrounding counties is available here: CURES Grower Trainings

  • When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (check-in begins at 8 a.m.)
  • Where: Southern California Edison Energy Education Center, 4175 S. Laspina in Tulare
  • Pre-registration is required by Monday, November 5, 2018.
  • Register online

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.


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
2018 Membership Invoice Payment Friday, January 19, 2018
Farm Evaluation for 2017 crop year (high vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2018 (Complete on ILRP Farm)
Farm Evaluation for 2017 crop year (low vulnerability - small farms) March 1, 2018 (Complete on ILRP Farm)
Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report for 2017 crop year (high vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2018 (Complete on ILRP Farm)
Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Worksheet (high vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2018 (certified) (Keep on farm)
Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (low vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2018 (no certification required) (Keep on farm)
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