Reminder for each Grower to complete the required testing
The California Rice Commission’s Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) requires, beginning in 2022, each grower (or landowner) to conduct annual testing for nitrates in all drinking water supply wells present on parcels where rice is produced. The results are reported from the analytical laboratory to the State’s GeoTracker database.
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The CRC must provide information on the number of drinking water supply wells to the Central Valley Water Board. We are required to provide the number of wells by county – no names – no addresses – no APN numbers. This is a new requirement in the Rice WDR Order.
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.