The turf conservation program in the management plans applies to turf facilities who use groundwater and have ten or more acres of water-intensive landscape. Golf courses are a subset of turf facilities, and the golf course conservation program in the management plans applies to golf courses who use groundwater, have ten or more acres of water-intensive landscape, and have at least 9 holes.
The final 5MP conservation program for golf courses has 3 parts including an allotment method, effluent adjustment, and allotment additions.
Part 1 of the final conservation program package is an allotment method structure and uses the same method for all courses. It has application rates and limits for two turf categories and includes an allotment for low water use acres, and water surface acres. The final allotment method does not include an allotment for acres that are over 5 acres per hole. Part 2 proposes a change to the effluent adjustment and Part 3 proposes slight changes to the allotment additions.
Draft 5MP Turf Allotment Proposal Calculator for Golf Courses
June 22, 2020 Turf Breakout Meeting
Included a guest presentation from Dr. Paul Brown of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. ADWR described their process of developing an allotment calculation method for golf courses, including several methods that were considered. A final proposed method that simplified the program to 2 course categories was presented using the Phoenix AMA as an example.
August 4, 2020 Turf Breakout Meeting
ADWR presented a draft turf allotment calculator for the proposed 5th Management Plans Turf Conservation Program for Golf Courses.
February 24, 2021 Turf Breakout Meeting
ADWR presented updated proposals for the non-golf and golf turf conservation programs. Both conservation program proposals included three components, updated allotment calculation methodologies, the effluent adjustment, and updated allotment additions.
April 28, 2021 Turf Breakout Meeting
ADWR presented updated proposal packages for the golf conservation program. Both conservation program proposals packages include three components, updated allotment calculation methodologies, the effluent adjustment, and updated allotment additions. Calculators for both allotment methods were developed and are available on the 5MP concepts page. Arizona Alliance for Golf Data, April 2021
August 17, 2021 Turf Breakout Meeting
ADWR presented the final 5MP golf conservation program that includes three components: an allotment calculation method, the effluent adjustment, and allotment additions.
Arizona Alliance for Golf Data, April 2021
Town of Gilbert
August 4, 2020 Turf Breakout Questionnaire Responses
February 24, 2021 Turf Breakout Questionnaire Responses
April 28, 2021 Turf Breakout Questionnaire Responses
August 17, 2021 Turf Breakout Questionnaire Responses