In accordance with state regulations, Byron-Bethany Irrigation District prepared a comprehensive Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP). The AWMP was formally adopted by the District’s Board of Directors as of October 2017.
AWMP: The Basics
Who is required to develop an Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP)?
EO B-29-15 requires all agricultural water suppliers that supply water to 10,000 to 25,000 agricultural acres to develop an AWMP.
What goes into an AWMP?
The AWMP must include a drought management plan, a quantification of water supply, and a quantification of demand over the years 2013, 2014, and 2015.
How did BBID ensure its AWMP complies with applicable regulations?
The District’s AWMP has been prepared in accordance with EO B-29-15 and the Water Conservation Act of 2009 (SBx7-7), and follows the structure specified in the California Department of Water Resources’ (DWR’s) A Guidebook to Assist Agricultural Water Suppliers to Prepare a 2015 Agricultural Water Management Plant (2015 Guidebook) (DWR, 2015a).