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Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition


Sampling Ulatis close upSampling the Ulatis Sub-Watershed Solano RCD works cooperatively with Dixon RCD to coordinate the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition, which is one of ten sub-watershed groups that make up the larger Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition. Our coalition offers enrollment for landowners and managers with irrigated agricultural lands in the Solano and Southern Yolo Sub-watershed. As a part of the larger Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition helps landowners and operators with irrigated agricultural lands to comply with the State Water Board's Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (IRLP). (Information on the State Water Board's IRLP can be found at  http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/agriculture/.)

The Coalition is responsible for monitoring and reporting water quality in waterways fed by agricultural drainage water and for identifying the sources of any water quality and toxicity problems that occur. The Coalition assists in developing plans to address water quality problems and meet the guidelines of watershed basin plans and state and federal environmental standards. The Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition also assists with selecting appropriate water quality monitoring sites, with funding and coordinating monitoring in our area, and with drafting and reviewing watershed evaluation reports.

It is the goal of the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition to keep local landowners and growers informed and to facilitate communication with the State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards as they adopt a revised order, with new requirements for individual members as well as Coalition Groups. The new requirements are due to take effect March 2014. For information on the new requirements, please visit:

http://www.dixonrcd.org/irrigated-lands-program/updates-on-new-requirements-2013

Questions? Please Contact Us.

Solano RCD Project Manager: Andrea Mummert Puccini (707) 678 - 1655 ext. 112

Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition Manager: John Currey (707) 678 - 1655 ext. 105

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