From the Department of Water Resources:
On January 14th, please join us at a Flood-MAR Agricultural Community Listening Session to share your insights into potential barriers and challenges to implementing voluntary Flood-MAR projects in the Central Valley.
In the fall of 2017, the State Board of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), with support from the Department of Water Resources (DWR), convened a public forum on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR). Participants identified a number of barriers and challenges to implementing Flood-MAR projects, such as permitting challenges and insufficient data and tools for identifying recharge potential and impacts to crops.
A key component in expanding Managed Aquifer Recharge is the willing participation of land owners. As potential implementers and beneficiaries, understanding the experiences, concerns, and questions of landowners within the agricultural and rural communities is critical to informing State and local agency planning and assistance, such as through DWR’s Flood-MAR program. This “Listening Session” will be an opportunity for farmers and landowners to:
- Share personal experiences or concerns about Flood-MAR implementation
- Engage with and learn from farmers who have participated in pilot Flood-MAR projects
- Advise on what incentives might encourage you to implement a Flood MAR project on your land
- Learn about how State agencies are supporting the expansion of MAR
Date and Time: January 14, 2018 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: University of California Cooperative Extension
2145 Wardrobe Ave, Merced, CA 95341-6445
And please participate in our Landowner Experiences survey that will inform our conversation on January 14th: https://csusaccce.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cHEzFu0uxLRpdrf