A List of Water Related Acronyms – ALWRA

A

AB – Assembly Bill

ACE – Army Corps of Engineers

ACWA – Association of California Water Agencies

AEWSD or Arvin – Arvin Edison Water Storage District

a/f – acre feet, some engineering resources use a-f

 

B

BBID – Byron Bethany Irrigation District

BVWSD – Buena Vista Water Storage District

 

C

CCC – Columbia Canal Company

CCID – Central California Irrigation District

CEO – Chief Executive Officer

CEQA – California Environmental Quality Act

cfs – cubic feet per second

CF&W – California Fish & Wildlife

CID – Consolidated Irrigation District

CVC – Cross Valley Canal

CVP – Central Valley Project

CVS or CV Salts – Central Valley Salts

CWD – Chowchilla Water District, Cawelo Water District

CWF – California Water Fix

 

D

DEID – Delano Earlimart Irrigation District

DMC – Delta Mendota Canal

DWR – Department of Water Resources

 

E

E&O – Errors & Omissions; sometimes O&E insurance

EC – Electro Conductivity

EKGSA – East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Area

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Protection Act

ET – Evapotranspiration

Ex Con – San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority

 

F

FCWD – Firebaugh Canal Water District

FFA – Family Farm Alliance, Future Farmers of America

FID – Fresno Irrigation District

FKC – Friant Kern Canal

FOG – Friant Operations Guidelines

FWA – Friant Water Authority

 

G

GFID – Gravely Ford Irrigation District

GKGSA – Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Area

GM – General Manager

GSA – Groundwater Sustainability Area, Groundwater Sustainability Agency

GSP – Groundwater Sustainability Plan

 

H

HR – House of Representatives Bill

HSR – High Speed Rail

 

I

ID – Irrigation District

ID3 – Improvement District Three

ID4 – Improvement District Four

 

J

JDA – Joint Defense Agreement

JID – James Irrigation District

JPA – Joint Powers Authority

JPIA – Joint Powers Insurance Authority

 

K

KBWQA – Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association

KCWA – Kern County Water Agency

KDWD – Kern Delta Water District

KGA – Kern Groundwater Association

KRGSA – Kern River Groundwater Sustainability Agency

KTWD – Kern Tulare Water District

KWBA – Kern Water Bank Authority or

KWB – Kern Water Bank

 

L

LAFCo – Local Agency Formation Commission

LTRID – Lower Tule River Irrigation District

 

M

M&I – Municipal & Industrial

MPG – Mendota Pool Group

MET or MWD – Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

MID – Madera Irrigation District, Merced Irrigation District, Modesto Irrigation District

MOA – Memorandum Of Agreement

MOU – Memorandum Of Understanding

 

N

NASA – National Aeronautics & Space Administration

NCWA – Northern California Water Agencies

NEPA – National Environmental Protection Act

NKGSA – North Kings Groundwater Sustainability Area

NKWSD – North Kern Water Storage District

NMFS – National Marine Fishery Service

NOAA – National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

NRDC – Natural Resource Defense Council

 

O

O&M – Operations & Maintenance

 

P

PID – Pixley Irrigation District or Porterville Irrigation District

PPIC – Pacific Policy Institute of California

PSP – Proposed Solicitation Package

 

R

RFP – Request For Proposal

RRBWSD or Rosedale – Rosedale Rio Bravo Water Storage District

RWQCB or Regional Board – Regional Water Quality Control Board

 

S

SB – Senate Bill

SCVWD – Santa Clara Valley Water District

SGMA – Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014

SID – Saucelito Irrigation District

SJR – San Joaquin River

SJRECWA – San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority

SJRRP – San Joaquin River Restoration Program

SLCC – San Luis Canal Company

SLDMWA – San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority

SSJMUD – South San Joaquin Municipal Utility District

STWSD –  Semitropic Water Storage District

SVWA – South Valley Water Association

SWID – Shafter Wasco Irrigation District

SWP – State Water Project

SWRCB or State Board – State Water Resources Control Board

 

T

TAC – Technical Advisory Committee

TBID – Terra Bella Irrigation District

TID – Tulare Irrigation District, Tranquillity Irrigation District, Turlock Irrigation District

 

U

USACE – United State Army Corps of Engineers

USBR – United States Bureau of Reclamation

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture

USFWS – United States Fish & Wildlife Service

 

W

WD – Water District

WCD – Water Conservation District

WKWD – West Kern Water District

WRMWSD – Wheeler Ridge Maricopa Water Storage District

WSD – Water Storage District

WWD – Westlands Water District

 

X

X2 – X2 salt barrier in the Delta

 

 

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