VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING: Draft 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan Guidebook

September 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

DWR has released the Draft “A Guidebook to Assist Agricultural Water Suppliers to Prepare a 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan” (Guidebook). The Guidebook provides agricultural water suppliers with technical assistance for preparing an AWMP. Use of the Guidebook is voluntary.

Agricultural water suppliers providing water to more than 25,000 irrigated acres are required to prepare or update their agricultural water management plans (AWMPs) every five years. The 2020 AWMP deadline for adoption is April 1, 2021 and adopted AWMPs must be submitted electronically to DWR within 30 days of adoption.

This workshop is an opportunity for the public to comment on the Draft Guidebook. DWR will present a brief overview of the major changes to the Guidebook since the 2015 version and solicit feedback and comments.

Comments on the Draft Guidebook will be accepted through September 21, 2020 and can be submitted in person at the workshop or sent to

Meeting Registration:

This virtual public meeting will be recorded and made available upon request.

If you have any questions about registration, logistics, or obtaining a copy of the recorded meeting please contact James Campagna at:

Please visit Agricultural Water Use Efficiency for information on Agricultural Water Use and Management for more information on agricultural water management.

If you have any technical questions about agricultural water management plans and planning, you may contact Sabrina Cook of DWR’s Water Use Efficiency Branch at: