Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program
Water Quality Coalition Submittals & Reviews
East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition (East San Joaquin)

To request a copy of documents listed on this page, please contact Yared Kebede at Yared.Kebede@waterboards.ca.gov

East San Joaquin Submittals & Reviews

The Central Valley Water Board adopted Waste Discharge Requirement General Order (Order) for the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed in December 2012 (Revised in October 2013). The concept of higher and lower vulnerability areas was integrated into the Order to allow the board to tailor requirements to applicable waste discharge conditions. To determine what areas are vulnerable to surface water or groundwater impacts due to irrigated agriculture, the third-party representing growers is required to prepare assessment reports.

Surface Water - East San Joaquin

  • Surface Water Quality Monitoring Plans and Reviews
    • Monitoring Plan Update for the 2019 Water Year (1 August 2018)
      • Addendum to Surface Water Monitoring Plan Update (31 January 2019)
      • Approval of Addendum to Surface Water Monitoring Plan Update (22 March 2019)
      • 2019 Water Year Monitoring Plan Update Approval (21 September 2018)
    • Monitoring Plan Update for the 2018 Water Year (1 August 2017)
      • Amendment to the 2018 Water Year Monitoring Plan Update (1 September 2017)
      • Approval of Surface Water Monitoring Plan Update (10 November 2017)
      • Addendum to Surface Water Monitoring Plan Update (16 January 2018)
      • Approval of Addendum to Surface Water Monitoring Plan Update (30 January 2018)
    • Resubmittal of the 2017 Water Year Monitoring Plan Update (15 September 2016)
      • Amendment to the 2017 Water Year Monitoring Plan Update (7 October 2016)
      • 2017 Water Year Monitoring plan Update Approval (7 October 2016)
    • Resubmittal of the 2016 Water Year Monitoring Plan Update (18 September 2015)
      • 2016 Water Year Monitoring Plan Update Approval (13 November 2015)
    • Resubmittal of the 2014 Monitoring Plan Update (23 September 2014)
      • 2015 Water Year Monitoring Plan Update Approval (5 January 2015)

    • Monitoring Plans Archive

  • Surface Water Annual Water Quality Monitoring Reports (AMRs) and Reviews
    • 1 May 2018, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
      Appendices I through IV, databases and shapefiles are only available for review at the Regional Board office because these files are too large to post.
      • 1 May 2018, ESJ Annual Monitoring Report
        • Cover Letter and Staff Review
    • 1 May 2017, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
      Appendices I through V, databases and shapefiles are only available for review at the Regional Board office because these files are too large to post.
      • 1 May 2017, ESJ Annual Monitoring Report
        • Cover Letter and Staff Review
    • 1 May 2016, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
      Appendices I through VIII, databases and shapefiles are only available for review at the Regional Board office because these files are too large to post.
      • 1 May 2016, ESJ Annual Monitoring Report
        • Cover Letter and Staff Review
    • 1 May 2015, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
      Appendices I through VIII, databases and shapefiles are only available for review at the Regional Board office because these files are too large to post.
      • 1 May 2015, ESJ Annual Monitoring Report
        • Cover Letter and Staff Review (2014-2015)
    • 1 May 2014, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
      Appendices I through IX, databases and shapefiles are only available for review at the Regional Board office because these files are too large to post.
      • 1 May 2014, ESJ Annual Monitoring Report
      • 1 July 2014, Farm Evaluation Addendum

    • AMR Archives

  • Surface Water Management Plans, Progress Reports and Reviews
    • Management Plan Completion Request (1 November 2018)
      • Approval for Completion of Management Plans (28 January 2019)
    • Surface Water Quality Management Plan Amendment Request (8 November 2018)
      • Approval of Management Practice Implementation Report Template and SQMP Amendment (19 November 2018)
    • 2018 San Joaquin River Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon 2017 Water Year Annual Monitoring Report (1 May 2018)
      • Staff Review of the San Joaquin River Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon 2017 Water Year Annual Monitoring Report (28 September 2018)
    • Management Plan Completion Request (15 November 2017)
      • Approval for Completion of Management Plans (31 January 2018)
    • Management Plan Completion Request (7 December 2016)
      • Approval for Completion of Management Plans (14 April 2017)
    • 2017 San Joaquin River Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon 2016 Water Year Annual Monitoring Report (1 May 2017)
      • Staff Review of the San Joaquin River chlorpyrifos and Diazinon 2016 Water Year Annual Monitoring Report (22 February 2018)
    • 2016 San Joaquin River Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon 2015 Water Year Annual Monitoring Report (1 May 2016)
      • Staff Review of the San Joaquin River chlorpyrifos and Diazinon 2013-2015 Water Years Annual Monitoring Report (13 October 2016)
    • Management Plan Completion Request (21 September 2015)
      • Appendix I
      • Appendix II
      • Approval for Completion of Management Plans (25 March 2016)
    • Revised Management Plan (10 March 2015)
    • Partial Management Plan Approval Letter (4 November 2015)
      • 2015 San Joaquin River Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon 2014 Water Year Annual Monitoring Report (1 May 2015)
      • 2015 Annual Report (1 May 2015)
      • Management Plan Performance Goals and Measures for 2015-2017 High Priority Subwatersheds (5 January 2015)
      • Management Plan Completion Request (5 June 2014)
        • Approval for Completion of Management Plans (4 December 2015)

    • Management Plan Archives

  • Surface Water Sediment Discharge and Erosion Assessment Report (SDEAR) and Reviews
    The goal of the report is to determine which irrigated agricultural areas are subject to erosion and may discharge sediment that may degrade surface waters. The objective of the report is to determine which Member operations are within such areas, and need to develop a Sediment and Erosion Control Plan.
    • Phase One Work Plan: Proximity to Major Water Bodies (March 24, 2016)
    • Phase Two Work Plan: Proximity to Secondary Tributaries (June 24, 2016)
      • Approval of Phase One and Phase Two Work Plans (September 21, 2016)
        • Staff Review Memo (September 16, 2016)
    • Proximity to Surface Water Work Plan (1 December 2015)
      • Response Letter to Surface Water Proximity Proposal (24 December 2015)
    • Sediment Discharge and Erosion Assessment Report (15 May 2015)
      • Conditional Approval of the Sediment Discharge and Erosion Assessment Report
    • Sediment Discharge and Erosion Assessment Report (13 January 2014)

Groundwater - East San Joaquin

  • Groundwater Quality Assessment Report
    The Groundwater Quality Assessment Report identifies the high vulnerability groundwater areas where a Groundwater Quality Management Plan must be developed and implemented, and where Members must prepare and submit Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Reports to the Coalition.
    • Review of Attachment B Responses to Staff Comments on East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition's Groundwater Quality Assessment Report (22 January 2015)
    • East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition: GAR Final Approval Letter and Addendum (24 December 2014)
    • Groundwater Quality Assessment Report - Addendum (5 November 2014)
      • Attachments A & B
      • Cover Letter
      • HVAs GIS shapefile
    • East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition: Request for Extension to Submittal Date for Revised Groundwater Quality Assessment Report (GAR) (8 August 2014)
    • Conditional Approval of the Groundwater Quality Assessment Report (GAR) (4 June 2014)
      • Staff Review Memo of the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition GAR
    • Groundwater Quality Assessment Report (13 January 2014)
    • Groundwater Quality Assessment Outline (April 2013)
      • Board Staff comment letter on Groundwater Quality Assessment Outline ( May 2013)

  • Groundwater Quality Trend Monitoring Workplan (GQTMP)
    The overall objectives of groundwater trend monitoring are to determine current water quality conditions of groundwater relevant to irrigated agriculture and develop long-term groundwater quality information that can be used to evaluate the regional effects of irrigated agricultural practices.
    • GQTMP Annual Report (1 May 2019)
    • GQTMP - Phase III (2 March 2018)
      • Conditional Approval of GQTMP Phase III
    • GQTMP - Phase II (29 Jan 2016)
    • Groundwater Quality Trend Monitoring (GQTM) Workplan - Phase I (4 June 2015)
      • Conditional Approval of the GQTM Workplan - Phase I

  • Groundwater Quality Management Plan
    Stakeholders and other interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the Groundwater Quality Management Plan prepared by the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition. The deadline to submit written comments to be considered prior to the Executive Officer determination whether to approve the management plan is 31 August 2016. Comments may be submitted to Yared Kebede via email at yared.kebede@waterboards.ca.gov or hard copy to: Attn: Yared Kebede, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, 11020 Sun Center Drive, #200, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6114.
    • Revised Groundwater Quality Management Plan (12 June 2017)
      • Approval of the Groundwater Quality Management Plan (31 July 2017)
    • Groundwater Quality Management Plan (29 July 2016)
      • 31 August 2016 Comment from Environmental Justice Groups
    • Review of the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition's Groundwater Quality Management Plan (17 June 2016)
    • Draft Groundwater Quality Management Plan (23 February 2015)
      • 22 June 2015 Comment Letter from Environmental Justice Groups

  • Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Analysis
    • 2017 Crop Year Data Submittal Letter (2 July 2018)
      • Summary Report Analysis Data (2 July 2018)
    • Approval of the 2016 Crop Year Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report Analysis
    • Summary Report Analysis (30 June 2017)
    • Summary Report Analysis Data (30 June 2017)
    • Summary Report Analysis
    • Summary Report Analysis Data
      • 1 September 2016 Comment Letter from Environmental Justice Groups
      • Approval of the 2015 Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report Analysis