2012 Ag WMCP - Water Resources Department

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Agricultural Water Management and Conservation Plans October 12, 2012 Bill Fujii Water Supply and Conservation Coordinator 503 986 0887

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

Irrigation Districts Diverse and Distinct Districts with relationship to Bureau of Reclamation Districts without relationship to Bureau of Reclamation

What is this?

Why is this end user smiling?

Where is this?

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

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


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

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

Allocation of Conserved Water Kody Thurgood 503-986-0892 [email protected]


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.

Future and planning ahead Changes in economic factors – Crop changes – Changes in food processers Changes in water supply – Climate change – Court decisions Urbanization – Residential – Industrial / Commercial


Irrigation 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

WRD Resources

Water Management and Conservation Section – Lisa Jaramillo 503 986 0880 – Ag WMCP Guide – Sample plan 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


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

Funding So 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

Presentations on Website 2007 District WMCP Workshop 2012 Ag WMCP