Water Quality Compliance Program for Discharges from Agricultural Lands – Reference Materials
This webpage houses references related to the development of the Water Quality Compliance Program for Discharges from Agricultural Lands (Program). Reference materials posted here have been submitted by members of the Stakeholder Advisory Group or Regional Water Board staff. The main Program page is located here.
These references are informational and for the benefit of both Stakeholder Advisory Group members and people interested in issues related to agriculture and water quality. To be posted, references must be submitted to the Regional Water Boards staff by Advisory Group members. If you would like a reference posted here, please contact an Advisory Group member and request that he or she submit the reference to Regional Water Board staff. This page will continually be updated as references are submitted and as staff time allows.
- Riparian Buffer Web Links
- Kallestad and Swanson (2009) - Riparian Buffers for Western Washington Agriculture
- Wegner (1999) - A Review of the Scientific Literature on Riparian Buffer Width, Extent and Vegetation
- EPA - Riparian Buffer Width, Vegetative Cover, and Nitrogen Removal Effectiveness: A Review of Current Science and Regulations
- EPA (2005) - Effectiveness of Riparian Buffers for Managing Nitrogen
- Forest Practice Rules 2012
- Humboldt County Streamside Management Ordinance
- Executive Analysis of Restoration Actions in Big Springs Creek March 2008-September 2011
- North Coast Regional Water Board Temperature Policy Amendment page
- Florsheim et al (2008) - Bank Erosion as a Desirable Attribute of Rivers
- Cluer and Thorne (2013) - A Stream Evolution Model Integrating Habitat and Ecosystem Benefits
Best Management Practices
- Sotoyome Resource Conservation District Presentation – “Horses, Mud, Mosquitoes, Manure, and You”
- Section 319 Nonpoint Source Success Stories
Links to Other State and Regional Water Board Agricultural Programs
Five out of the nine Regional Water Boards have adopted regulatory program to address waste discharges associated with agricultural lands. North Coast Regional Water Board staff will consider the approach other Regional Water Boards have taken around the state as well as the specific issues facing agricultural communities in the North Coast Region. Links to the other regions’ program websites as well as the State Water Resource Control Board website are provided below:
- Colorado River Basin Region 7 – Basin Plan Conditional Prohibition for Imperial Valley Drains Sedimentation/Siltation TMDL
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation Klamath Tracking and Accounting Program presentation Minnesota/US Department of Agriculture/US Environmental Protection Agency Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Link 1 and Link 2.
- Water Quality Improvement Techniques for the Upper Klamath Basin: A Technical Workshop and Project Conceptual Design
Interested parties are encouraged to sign up on the email list below to receive information about stakeholder involvement opportunities and updates on progress to develop the program:
Contact: If you have questions about the development of the Program, please contact Ben Zabinsky of Regional Water Board staff, at (707) 576-6750, or by email at email@example.com