Welcome to the AWMC

The Agricultural Water Management Council is a non-profit organization established in 1996 dedicated to bringing together all interested parties in agricultural water management with the expressed goal to achieve greater water management efficiency. All those interested in the management of agricultural water are invited to join the Council and participate in its program.

Last Meeting of AWMC


The Agricultural Water Management Council's last meeting was held on March 13, 2013.


For a statement regarding the decision to dissolve the Council, please click here


USBR Annual Updates can still be submitted using the agwatercouncil.org "Tools" menu item above!





What do AWMC members need to do to comply with SBx7-7?


Agricultural Water Management Council Members who need to submit a water management plan to the Department of Water Resources  (Click here to see if you need to submit a WMP to the department)  can use their existing planning methods to comply with the SBx7-7 planning process (Sections 10827, 10828, 10829). 


Due to efforts to streamline the other requirements of SBx7-7 (Mandatory EWMPs on measurement and pricing found in 10608.48, as well as EWMP implementation reporting) DWR does require additional information be provided with the plan.


Additional information to be included as attachments to Council plans is described below. 


Please note that not all water suppliers must include all of the attachments.  (For example, water suppliers who are measuring deliveries at every farmgate do not need to provide Legal Certification or Engineer Certification and Apportionment attachments.)


Attachment A: Legal Certification and Apportionment Required for Water Measurement
Attachment B: Engineer Certification and Apportionment Required for Water Measurement
Attachment C: Description of Water Measurement Best Management Practices
Attachment D: Documentation of Water Measurement Conversion to Volume
Attachment E: Device Corrective Action Plan Required for Water Measurement

Attachment F: Non-Implemented EWMPs Report and Documentation




DWR Releases Final Guidebook

UPDATE: 11/5/12  FInal Guidebook Available


DWR has released its final version of their guidebook.  A copy of this final version can be downloaded here.


Please note that the Guidebook template follows the 10826 SBx7-7 Compliance Path.  Suppliers also can submit their AWMC AB3616 Plans (Sec 10827), USBR Conservation Plans (Sec 10828) or Regional Water Managment Plans (10829) that include the identified additional documents to comply with SBx7-7.


UPDATE: 11/6/12  DWR Publishes Errata Sheet.  A copy of the DWR errata sheet can be found here.  (As of 11/15/12 errata sheet contains no critical changes for suppliers)


Previous versions of the guidebook can be reviewed here.


A copy of the draft guidebook WMP template is available to print here.





DWR SBx7-7 Workshops Material

DWR, working in partnership with the AWMC and USBR recently held a series of workshops on SBx7-7 requirements. Workshop presentations are now available.


        USBR water conservation plans and SBx7-7

        Presented by USBR representatives, this presentation focuses on federal water conservation planning and    SBx7-7.


         SBx7-7 Compliance

        Presented by DWR staff, this presentation discusses three paths to SBx7-7 planning compliance, measurement regulation requirements, and EWMP requirements.





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