WDR

Starting Soon: Rice Water Quality Monitoring

Starting Soon: Rice Water Quality Monitoring

Thiobencarb Monitoring

Thiobencarb monitoring starts April 26 and ends June 28, 14 times at the four core sites. We base the monitoring on planting dates and timing of thiobencarb applications from the county agricultural commissioner offices sharing dates on the notices of intent. Some rice has been planted and treated, which will be captured with the current monitoring plan. 

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Drinking Water Supply Well Monitoring goes Online

Drinking water supply well monitoring is a new regulatory requirement for Sacramento Valley growers/landowners starting January 1, 2022. Rice growers in the Sacramento Valley are automatically members of the Sacramento Valley Rice Growers Coalition, with the requirement specific to wells that supply drinking water on parcels where rice is produced. Drinking water supply wells on non-rice parcels receive coverage under the Sacramento River Watershed Coalition. Rice grown in the San Joaquin Valley starts earlier and growers/landowners are directed to the local water quality coalition.*

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Grower Reporting Requirements for WDR Orders

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. 

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