KBWA Seeks Candidates for Prop 1 DAC Involvement Program Project Advisory Committee

The Kings Basin Water Authority (KBWA) Board of Directors has opened the application process for the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) under the Prop 1 IRWM Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program for the Tulare-Kern Funding Region. The Tulare-Kern Funding Region was designated $3.4 million under the Prop 1 IRWM Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program for the purpose of ensuring involvement of disadvantaged communities (DACs), economically distressed areas (EDAs), or underrepresented communities (collectively referred to as DACs) in IRWM planning efforts. This ...

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Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Program Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (“NFWF”) is excited to announce the availability of more than $8M in funding for aquatic resources restoration projects within the Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Program Area (“ILF Program Area”), which spans 37 counties and 65,000 square miles within the State of California.

The ILF Program offers permittees an in-lieu fee option to satisfy their compensatory mitigation obligations for impacts to aquatic resources. Through the sales of Aquatic Resource Credits and ...

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Fresno County Recommended for Prop 1 Counties with Stressed Basins Grant Funding

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced the release of draft funding recommendations for the Proposition 1, 2015 Counties with Stressed Basins Grant Solicitation. DWR recommends funding Fresno County at its full request amount of $500,000 for improved groundwater monitoring efforts.

As part of the grant program, DWR identified Fresno County as overlying one of California’s 21 critically over-drafted basins. In a ...

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Fresno State CIT Offering a Free Irrigation Technology Seminar June 18th

Announcement:

http://ow.ly/xW3E9

When: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Center for Irrigation Technology AgWaterEnergy Center, 5370 N. Chestnut, Fresno

The Fresno State Farm Laboratory navel and mandarin orchards will be the location of a free seminar on distribution uniformity testing of drip irrigation for citrus

A demonstration on how a DU audit of system performance will take place along with a discussion of its importance. Scheduling irrigation events for drip or fanjets using the web-based, free scheduling program ...

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USDA & Farm Bureau to Host Fresno Funding Workshop

The new 2014 Farm Bill brought changes in conservation, commodity programs, crop insurance, rural development programs, loans, disaster programs, energy opportunities and much more. Many of these changes will take full effect in fiscal year 2015, beginning October 1, 2014.  Interested farmers, ranchers, agencies and organizations are welcome to attend a June 25th workshop in Fresno to hear about these and other Farm Bill changes from four USDA agencies.  The workshop will be focused towards answering questions and providing one-on-one assistance to ...

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Final CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization Results Released

 

DWR Releases Final CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization Results

To meet requirements specified in the California Water Code, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) developed the CASGEM Basin Prioritization Process. 515 groundwater basins and subbasins throughout California were analysed against criteria which included population, dependence on wells for municipal and agricultural uses, irrigated acreage, local groundwater impacts and other unique considerations.  In January, 2014, DWR published the draft results. The CASGEM Program also held five workshops throughout the State to discuss the ...

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