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

The KBWQA Annual Membership Meeting was held Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center. Agenda items included membership updates, board of directors update, financial update, best management practices for surface water, Farm Evaluations, Nitrogen Management Plans, Sediment & Erosion Control Plans, and other pertinent information regarding the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.

Reminder! Nitrogen Management Plans (PDF) were DUE March 1, 2016 for large farms (60 acres or larger) within high vulnerability areas. All farms that meet these criteria were notified in a mailer. The NMP worksheet must be certified and kept on-farm. A tutorial on how to complete the Nitrogen Management Plan is available online: NMP Training Tutorial

KBWQA Newsletter, Winter 2015 (PDF) - Includes: overview of 2014 membership, Water Board inspections and fines, 2015 membership assessment, Groundwater Quality Assessment Report, Sediment Discharge & Erosion Assessment Report, Surface Water Monitoring Program Update, Member-Required Reports, Farm Evaluations, Sediment & Erosion Control Plans, Nitrogen Management Plans, Jan. 20, 2015 Membership Meeting

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.

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