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CRC presses for a reduced WDR fee

CRC presses for a reduced WDR fee

As the State Water Resources Control Board evaluates an increase in the fee paid by rice and other Ag coalitions for the Waste discharge requirement (WDR), the Commission is proposing a reduction in the fee our growers pay. The basis of our proposal is an evaluation of the actual time staff spends of the Rice WDR, which is far less that the time spent on other areas with significant ground and surface water programs. READ MORE

Proposition 1 application submitted for Sites Reservoir

Proposition 1 application submitted for Sites Reservoir

Another milestone in work to get Sites Reservoir built was met a short while ago. Just before 5 p.m. today, the Sites Joint Powers Authority successfully submitted their Proposition 1 funding application to the California Water Commission. Proposition 1 would fund public benefits that Sites Reservoir would provide. It will take a number of days before the Sites application is posted. READ MORE

NRCS working through many RCPP Applications

NRCS working through many RCPP Applications

Now that the third application period for our Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is closed, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is working hard to process all of the paperwork and notify applicants about their approval decisions. READ MORE

Weedy Rice Field Meetings to be held next week

Weedy Rice Field Meetings to be held next week

UCCE Rice Advisors will be at two weedy rice locations in the valley next week, to show growers, PCAs and other interested parties how to identify weedy rice before harvest.

The meetings will be next Tuesday, August 1, in Maxwell and Wednesday, August 2, in Nicolaus. Both are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Stop by at either of these locations to look at samples and fields, which takes about 20-minutes. READ MORE