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Agricultural Water Management Planning & Implementation Program

Under Assembly Bill 3616, the Agricultural Efficient Water Management Act of 1990, Water Code Section 10900-10904; the objective of the Agricultural Water Management Planning & Implementation Program is to provide technical, financial and administrative assistance to the Agricultural Water Management Council (dissolved 2013) and to assist water districts throughout the State develop Agricultural Water Management Plans and implement cost-effective Efficient Water Management Practices (EWMPs).

Guidebook, AWMP template, and worksheets to assist agricultural water suppliers to prepare a 2012 agricultural water management plan. - agricultural water supplies must prepare and adopt an Agricultural Water Management Plan no later than December 31, 2012, update it on December 31, 2015, and on or before December 31 every five years thereafter. Copies of amendments or changes to the plans must be submitted to the entities identified in WC 10843(b) no later than 30 days after the adoption of the amendments or changes. This guidebook will assist agricultural water suppliers in completing their plans, and expedite DWR's review of the plans.