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Water

Water is arguably the most precious resource in today's farming operations. California Avocado Growers recognize this and have implemented numerous practices throughout the years to utilize water efficiently and sustainably in their avocado groves. Still, from San Diego to Monterey, water issues — including quality, rates, discharge, efficiency, scarcity and more — touch nearly every California avocado grower. CAC's involvement in water issues dates back to the early 1990s. This water advocacy section is a resource for related irrigation news, research, efficient practices, regulations, meetings and more.

 

Water News

March 15, 2017

In January, the California Avocado Commission was asked by Moorpark area growers to help in a pending water rate increase for Ventura County Waterworks District 1 (VCWD1). Learn more about the negotiation process and results.

November 9, 2016

The Central Coast Water Board will hold two free workshops in November to discuss the Draft 2017 Agricultural Order. A third session will be held in December to provide status updates and solicit public comment.

October 27, 2016

California avocado growers interested in learning more about where Ventura County gets its water and how the drought is impacting the agricultural industry are encouraged to register for the Ventura County Water Tour.