New watershed-specific coalitions have been formed for growers in the Tulare Lake Basin south of the San Joaquin River to Kern County who have not already signed up with a coalition. Any grower who irrigates must identify their appropriate coalition and sign up before spring, or else obtain individual waste discharge permits. The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) in September approved Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for 2.5 million acres of farmland in ...

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