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

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1 Agricultural Water Management and Conservation Plans October 12, 2012 Bill Fujii Water Supply and Conservation Coordinator

2 Agricultural Water Management and Conservation Plans Background and orientation Why do an Ag WMCP BenefitsFuture –Energy ResourcesFunding

3 Irrigation Districts Diverse 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 Water Kody Thurgood 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 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

13 Energy 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

14 WRD Resources Water Management and Conservation Section – Lisa Jaramillo –Ag WMCP Guide –Electronic Annual Report –Sample plan Electronic water use reporting - Erin Oost

15 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

16 Presentations on Website 2007 District WMCP Workshop 2012 Ag WMCP


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