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CA board adopts water quality regulations


March 19, 2012, San Luis Obispo, CA – After two days of public testimony and deliberations, California’s Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted rules that will require farmers to closely monitor water quality and reduce polluted runoff.

The water board voted unanimously to require that farmers adopt irrigation and nutrient management plans as well as more closely monitor water quality around their farms and report that data to state water officials. The requirements are more stringent for larger farms and those close to polluted water bodies. READ MORE