DWR is hosting a series of public meetings to share information and to seek feedback on a draft of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for sustainable groundwater management. BMPs are intended to provide clarification, guidance, and examples to help Groundwater Sustainability Agencies develop the essential elements of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the sustainable management of groundwater.

Meeting Schedule

Monday, November 14, 2016, 2:00 P.M.

Willows City Hall, City Council Chambers

Jeff Janas

The State Water Resources Control Board is hosting a workshop on May 17 in Fresno to give growers and others the opportunity to testify on the proposed changes to the existing Irrigated Lands Program for growers in the Central Valley region. This Draft Order, if adopted, would become a statewide agricultural order.

The proposed order requires farm evaluation and nitrogen fertilizer information be posted on a public website so the public has more “transparency and accountability” with regard to growing practices.

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