Agricultural Water Management Plan

A flooded rice field with the Yuba County foothills in the background.

The Agricultural Water Management Plan represents substantial efforts by Yuba Water to evaluate its water management objectives, including the development of detailed water balances for the distribution and drainage system used by Yuba Water and local agricultural and irrigation districts. Yuba Water regularly evaluates the plan to ensure continued efficient water management. 

The plan was first adopted in 2015 and updated in 2020 to meet the requirements of the state’s Water Conservation Act of 2009 and subsequent water management planning legislation. For further information, please contact Supervising Hydrologist Charles Johnck at 530-740-7032 or