Date: Apr 29, 2014
Agriculture Expert Panel to Hold Public Meetings

The State Water Board (SWB) will hold public meetings from May 5-8 to discuss groundwater issues as it relates to farming practices.  Specifically, the “Agriculture Expert Panel” will review how agriculture, farm management practices, irrigation and fertilizer use impacts groundwater.  The Panel consists of eight experts to assess existing agricultural nitrate programs and to develop recommendations that ensure ongoing efforts are protective of groundwater supply quality.  The SWB contracted with the Irrigation Training and Research Center to assemble the expert panel. The results of the Expert Panel will likely have a substantial impact on the next Ag Order.  As a result, participation in these public meetings is highly recommended.

For a list of agricultural expert questions, CLICK HERE.



Expert Panel Public Meeting #1

Monday May 5, 2014 - 9:00 AM (Convene Panel and Invited Testimony)

Tuesday May 6, 2014 - 8:30 AM (Invited Testimony and Public Comment)


Locations different for each day:

May 5: Irrigation and Training Research Center

California Polytechnic State University, SLO

1 Grand Ave, Building 08A, Room 022

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


May 6: The Monday Club

1815 Monterey Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Expert Panel Public Meeting #2

Wednesday May 7, 2014 - 8:30 (Invited Testimony and Public Comment)

Southern California Edison Energy Education Center

4175 South Laspina Street

Tulare, CA 93274


Expert Panel Public Meeting #3

Friday May 9, 2014 - 8:30 (Invited Testimony and Public Comment)

Joe Serna Jr. - Cal/EPA Headquarters Building

Byron Sher Auditorium

1001 I Street, Second Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814


Written Public Comment Deadline:

Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm noon

For more information, please contact Gail Delihant or Hank Giclas.


WG Staff Contact

Gail Delihant
Senior Director, CA Government Affairs

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