San Diego County Agricultural Resiliency
Year Awarded: Fiscal Year 2021
USDA Funding: $368,831.00
Partner-Contributed Funding: $510,000.00
Project Timeline: 2021-2026
Conservation Program Funded: Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP): Land Management
California Counties: San Diego County
Lead Partner: Mission Resource Conservation District
Mission Resource Conservation District
Valley Center Municipal Water District
Vallecitos Water District
Fallbrook Public Utility District
Rainbow Municipal Water Authority
City of Oceanside
Yuima Municipal Water District
San Diego County Water Authority
The San Diego County Agricultural Resiliency RCPP project aims to prioritize the sustainability in agriculture in the region bringing four resource concerns to the forefront; source water depletion as the primary and additional concerns of soil quality limitation, weather resilience, and wind and water erosion. Resiliency strategies that will be utilized by this project include irrigation system improvements for greater efficiency, advanced irrigation management, and the implementation of soil health practices.
Promote conservation practices that increase irrigation system Distribution Uniformity (DU), which will be measured both pre system improvement and post installation to measure the increase in DU.
Improving irrigation practices and addressing soil erosion and health will seek to reduce non-point source pollution loads on waters of the state; quantifying load reductions using a load reduction calculator developed for local watershed protection.
Soil quality limitation improvements will be examined using USDA’s Soil Quality Test kit which will establish benchmarks for soil quality within the region.
- 327 – Conservation Cover
- 340 – Cover Crop
- 430 – Irrigation Pipeline
- 436 – Irrigation Reservoir
- 441 – Irrigation System, Micro irrigation
- 442 – Sprinkler System
- 449 – Irrigation Water Mgmt.
- 484 – Mulching
- 533 – Pumping Plant
- 587 – Structure for Water Ctrl.
- 620 – Underground Outlet
- 638 – Water & sediment Control Basin
Andrea Casey, RCPP Coordinator
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Davis State Office, California
Phone: (530) 304-2124