This is the time of year we receive calls asking where to report Farm Evaluations and various other information for the Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) Order. The WDR Orders were amended in 2018, resulting in changes to the grower reporting requirements. A table listing side-by-side requirements with the Rice WDR and the Sacramento River Watershed WDR, the coalition for non-rice crops, is our effort to provide you with timely information.
Please use the following information from the Sacramento River Watershed as reference and receive verification from either the third party represented by Northern California Water Association (NCWA) or the local subwatershed group proving program management in the area you grow non-rice crops.
|Sacramento River Watershed||Sacramento Valley Rice Growers|
|Membership: ||Membership: |
Please check with the coalition leads to make certain you comply with the appropriate timeline(s).
“By 1 March 2018, and every five years thereafter, the Grower must update their Farm Evaluation and submit it to the California Rice Commission.”
This means the CRC WDR site will reopen in 2023, for reporting of your 2022 crop information.
|Sediment and Erosion Control Plan: || |
Sediment and Erosion Control Plan:
|Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan: ||Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan: |
|Drinking Water Supply Well Monitoring: ||Drinking Water Supply Well Monitoring: |
Implementation of additional management practices relies on the water monitoring results. Not meeting specific water quality objectives can result in the coalitions developing Surface Water and/or Groundwater Quality Management Plans. The coalitions could meet further requirements for developing Management Practices Evaluation Programs. Growers may need to develop Management Practice Implementation Reports. Fortunately, the rice growing area north of Sacramento does not have any high vulnerability areas that trigger these additional reporting requirements.
For questions and additional information, please contact Roberta Firoved, Industry Affairs Manager at email@example.com or (916) 206-5039.