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

2021 KBWQA Grower Education Meetings Featured as Online Video Tutorial SeriesDue to COVID-19 restrictions, the Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association (KBWQA) did not hold in-person Grower Education meetings this winter. Instead, we developed a series of online video tutorials to guide members through completion of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program reporting requirements. With a total of 14 comprehensive videos, the tutorial series covers topics including general updates, reporting requirements, online reporting, and paper forms. Visit the Members Page for direct links to the videos.

October 2020 Annual Meeting Held via Pre-Recorded Video - Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the in-person KBWQA Annual Meeting normally held in October was canceled. A meeting video was pre-recorded and posted on October 15, 2020. Links were distritibuted to growers via email. Agenda items include updates on KBWQA membership and the board of directors, regulatory updates, an overview and updates on CV-SALTS, overview of Tulare Lake Basin General Order revisions, and updates on grower reports. If you did not receive the link to the video, 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
2021 Membership Invoice Payment Friday, January 15, 2021
Farm Evaluation (required for all members regardless of vulnerability area) March 1, 2021
Groundwater Priority Practices Management Practices Implementation Report (required for all members) March 1, 2021
Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Summary Report (2020 crop year, required for all farms) March 1, 2021 (Complete on ILRP Farm)
Irrigation & Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Worksheet (required for all members regardless of vulnerability area for 2021 crop year) March 1, 2021 (must be certified for high-vulnerability areas) (Keep on farm)
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