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Overview on the Draft. Ag water Management plan GUIDEBOOK TO ASSIST AGRICULTURAL WATER SUPPLIERS Marty Berbach staff environmental scientist Department of water resources AUGUST 3, 2011. To assist Ag. Water suppliers in meeting the requirements of the Water Conservation Bill of 2009 (SBX7-7)

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Overview on the draft

Overview on the Draft

Ag water Management plan GUIDEBOOK TO ASSIST AGRICULTURAL WATER SUPPLIERS Marty Berbachstaff environmental scientistDepartment of water resources AUGUST 3, 2011


Guidebook objectives

To assist Ag. Water suppliers in meeting the requirements of the Water Conservation Bill of 2009 (SBX7-7)

To address legislative and procedural issues for the submittal of AWMPs to the DWR

Use of this guidebook is not mandatory but is encouraged.

Guidebook objectives


Requirement to prepare an awmp

Ag water suppliers >25,000 ac-ft (or >10,000 ac-ft if funding available)

AWMP due 12/31/2012… 2015… + every 5 yrs

Ag water supplier not eligible for water grant or loan unless they adopt and implement AWMP

Requirement to Prepare an AWMP


Guidebook part i

  • Follows Water Code Sections Requirements from SBx7-7

  • Bold and Underlined text (with Code §) =required elements from SBx7-7

  • Plain text – explanation or suggested additional information

Guidebook (part i)


Guidebook part ii

  • AWMP Supporting Information

    • Background & History

    • Guidance on Climate Change for Agricultural Water Management Plans

    • Electronic Submittal and DWR Staff AWMP 2012 Review Sheet

    • Title 23, §597 et seq. Agricultural Water Measurement (2011)

    • Recommended AWMP Data Tables

    • AB 1404 Form

Guidebook (part iI)


Next steps

  • Introduce draft AWMP Guidebook to ASC

  • Receive comments from ASC by Sept meeting

    • http://www.water.ca.gov/wateruseefficiency/sb7/committees/ag/a6/

  • Refine draft Guidebook

  • Schedule Guidebook workshops for water suppliers for October-December

Next steps


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