Change Site
Growers
Go Search
cancel
cancel
Thank you for signing up for eNews and/or creating an Almond Profile.
Your sign-up is complete.


 Categories



Recent Issues
[+]  July 2014
[+]  June 2014
[+]  May 2014
[+]  April 2014
[+]  March 2014
[+]  February 2014
[+]  January 2014
[+]  December 2013
[+]  November 2013
[+]  October 2013
[+]  August 2013
[+]  July 2013
[+]  June 2013
[+]  May 2013
[+]  April 2013
[+]  March 2013
[+]  February 2013
[+]  January 2013
[+]  December 2012
[+]  November 2012
[+]  October 2012
[+]  August 2012
[+]  July 2012
[+]  June 2012
[+]  May 2012
[+]  April 2012
[+]  March 2012
[+]  February 2012
[+]  January 2012
[+]  December 2011
[+]  November 2011
[+]  October 2011
[+]  August 2011
Past Issues
Search:

Regional Water Board Delays Vote on Revised Irrigated Lands Program
After hearing nearly 12 hours of testimony at a public meeting in Sacramento on April 7, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board delayed until June a vote on a new regulatory framework for the Long-Term Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.
 
The proposed new framework covers both surface and groundwater regulations and includes new, extensive management-practice reporting requirements for all farms. Farms throughout the Central Valley will be classified under three tiers based on risk factors, including watershed location, depth to groundwater, farming practices and other factors.
 
Farms in areas where groundwater problems are identified would be required to take steps to prevent leaching of fertilizers and pesticides.
 
Central Valley watershed coalitions objected to numerous provisions in the proposed framework, including a requirement that all farming operations complete individual surface and groundwater evaluations, regardless of risk level. These plans would be open to public review and possible lawsuits.
 
Coalitions also requested that another economic analysis be performed, saying the current environmental impact report does not estimate the true economic impacts of the new proposal, expected to reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The 2010 EIR was passed at the April 7 hearing.
 
The Regional Board is scheduled to take up the framework, with possible amendments, again during its three-day meeting beginning June 8.
 
Share this article
Related Articles
Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01
Warning: This link connects to a third party website not associated with the Almond Board of California. The link has been provided solely as a convenience to you and The Almond Board of California assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, quality, safety, or nature of the content on the linked site.
Click Agree to continue to the requested site, or click Decline to return to your most recently viewed Almond Board page.
agree decline