Agricultural Water Performance Milestone Workshops Scheduled

Source: 
Department of Water Resources Office of Water Use Efficiency

The California Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) along with the Agricultural Water Management Council are presenting a series of workshops on Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Milestones.

Scheduled throughout California, the workshops are designed to provide information to agricultural water suppliers on both CALFED Water Use Efficiency goals and objectives and USBR Water Management Plan criteria or measures. Public input will be taken on both topics.

Workshop topics will include agricultural milestones, or measures that will enable CALFED and interested stakeholders to effectively track progress and craft changes in local agricultural water use efficiency activities. Also planned is discussion on quantifiable objectives, or how local projects will be crafted to meet CALFED water use efficiency goals.

For workshops within the USBR Mid-Pacific Region, there will be a discussion of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Conservation Criteria and how that criteria may be revised in 2002.

Lower Colorado River criteria will be discussed in San Diego. CALFED staff will be on-hand to discuss water measurement standards and how they might be implemented in the CALFED service area. Speakers will be available at the conclusion to discuss workshop topics and take comments.

Additional topics of interest will include loans and grants available to agricultural water suppliers and a report on the status of the CALFED Appropriate Water Measurement scientific panel.

Workshop Locations and Schedule

Monday, May 13
Westside Water District
5005 Highway 20
Williams, CA
916-442-8333
From I-5 take Highway 20 west at Williams.
Westside Water District is about five miles west of I-5.

Tuesday, May 14
Modesto Irrigation District
1231 11th Street
Modesto, CA 95352
209/562-7562
Map and directions: www.mid.org/html/contact.htm

Tuesday, May 21
Preservation Park
Robinson Room A
1233 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612
510/874-7580
Map and directions: www.preservationpark.com/maps/index.html

Wednesday, May 22
Kern County Water Agency
3200 Rio Mirada Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93302
661/634-1400

Friday, May 24
San Diego County Water Authority
4677 Overland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
858-522-6760
Map and directions: www.sdcwa.org

All workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. except for the Westside WD workshop, which ends at 1:00 p.m. There is no fee for attending the workshops.

For more information visit the AWMC web site at www.agwatercouncil.org or call the Department of Water Resources at 916-651-9675.

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