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  1. Agricultural Water Management and Conservation PlansOctober 12, 2012 Bill Fujii Water Supply and Conservation Coordinator 503 986 0887

  2. Agricultural Water Management and Conservation Plans • Background and orientation • Why do an Ag WMCP • Benefits • Future • Energy • Resources • Funding

  3. Irrigation DistrictsDiverse and Distinct • Districts with relationship to Bureau of Reclamation • Districts without relationship to Bureau of Reclamation

  4. What is this?

  5. Why is this end user smiling?

  6. Where is this?

  7. Why do an AgWMCP • Stipulated by condition in a water contract with BOR • Record of Decision under Reclamation reform act • Permanent District Transfer for non-use • Update from previous Ag WMCP • Tell your story

  8. It isn’t your father’s irrigation district any more • Endangered Species Act • Clean Water Act • Urbanization • Residential • Industrial / Commercial • Adjudication • Climate Change • Contracting

  9. Benefits • Manager’s best friend • Pre-approved curtailment plan • Budgeting • Planning • District Permanent Transfer of Water Right for Non-Use • Documentation for grant applications • Allocation of Conserved Water • Communication with outside groups

  10. District Permanent Transfer of Water Right for Non-Use • District Manager • Ag WMCP in effect • Annual reporting • Notice to landowner • Permanent district transfer application for non-use

  11. Allocation of Conserved WaterKody Thurgood 503-986-0892ACW-Questions@wrd.state.or.ushttp://www.oregon.gov/owrd/pages/mgmt_conserved_water.aspx • Analysis of opportunities required under Ag WMCP - Allocation of Conserved water policy advised if analysis is positive • Allocation of Conserved water policy required if District is formed under ORS 545 or ORS 553 and wish to use ACW program.

  12. Futureand planning ahead • Changes in economic factors • Crop changes • Changes in food processers • Changes in water supply • Climate change • Court decisions • Urbanization • Residential • Industrial / Commercial

  13. EnergyIrrigation accounts for 85 percent of the region’s total agricultural electrical energy use. • Energy is saved by agriculture in two ways: • Delivery efficiency • Irrigation efficiency • Energy is created by agriculture • Actively • Passively

  14. WRD Resources • Water Management and Conservation Section – Lisa Jaramillo 503 986 0880 • Ag WMCP Guide http://www.oregon.gov/owrd/docs/Ag_guideboo_with_append_Sept_2007.pdf • Electronic Annual Report http://www.oregon.gov/owrd/pubs/docs/forms/annual_progress_form_1_10_11.doc • Sample plan http://www.oregon.gov/owrd/docs/East_Fork_Irrig_Dist_WMCP.pdf • Electronic water use reporting - Erin Oost 503 986 6083 http://apps.wrd.state.or.us/apps/wr/wateruse_entry/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapps%2fwr%2fwateruse_entry%2fdefault.aspx

  15. FundingSo now you have a plan how do you implement it? • BOR WaterSmart • WRD Water Conservation, Re-use and Storage Grant Program • OWEB Technical Assistance • OWEB Restoration Grants • DEQ 319 • BPA

  16. Presentations on Website • 2007 District WMCP Workshop • 2012 Ag WMCP