Tag Archive: Delta Watermaster

Oct 07 2014

Retiring Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson gives his last report to the Delta Protection Commission

On September 25th, the Delta Protection Commission met in Discovery Bay.  On the agenda, an update from retiring Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson and the Commission’s consideration of taking a position on Proposition 1, the water bond.  This is the first of two-part coverage from the meeting and covers the presentation by the Delta Watermaster.  Part …

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Oct 11 2013

Delta Watermaster presents report on California’s Area of Origin laws to State Water Board

One of the statutory responsibilities of the Delta Watermaster is to present reports to the State Water Resources Control Board and the Delta Stewardship Council on various water resource issues.  On October 8th, Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson presented his eighth report to the Board titled “California’s Area of Origin Laws”. Mr. Wilson began by saying …

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Aug 12 2013

Maven’s Minutes: Delta Watermaster update to the State Water Board: Dry conditions and Delta water quality standards, Term 91, water use statements and more

At the August 6th meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board, Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson updated Board members on the activities of his office. Complaint against DFG’s water use in the Delta resolved:  A complaint had been made alleging that the Department of Fish and Wildlife did not have valid water rights to support …

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Apr 29 2013

Maven’s Minutes: The Delta Watermaster presents his latest report, Gates and Barriers, to the State Water Board

The landmark Delta Reform Act of 2009 made many changes to governance in the Delta, including a provision that required the appointment of a Delta Watermaster.  The legislation charged the watermaster with several functions, including the responsibility for the administration of water rights in the Delta, enforcement activities, and monitoring and reporting of water diversions …

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Jan 31 2013

Maven's Minutes: Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson talks to the Delta Stewardship Council about expanding "Term 91"

After the conclusion of the public hearing on the rulemaking package on January 24, the Delta Stewardship Council held their regular monthly meeting.  The sixth item on the agenda was Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson, who presented his latest report, Term 91: Stored Water Bypass Requirements. California Water Code directs Mr. Wilson to submit regular reports …

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Jan 18 2013

Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson talks about the roles and responsibilities of his office

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In 2009, the Delta Reform Act directed the State Water Resources Control Board to appoint a watermaster for the Delta.  In 2010, Craig Wilson was appointed as the first Delta Watermaster.  Since taking office, Mr. Wilson has initiated several activities, from compliance and enforcement actions and investigations of water users to the preparation of policy-level …

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Dec 20 2012

Report Summary: Term 91 and Delta flow requirements

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The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is required by law to establish flow and water quality objectives that ensure the reasonable protection of beneficial uses.  With the revision of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan underway, and even the State Water Board itself admitting in a 2010 report, “The best available science suggests …

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Oct 02 2012

Delta Stewardship Council meeting Sept. 27: National Heritage Area designation for the Delta, water rights enforcement and the EPA’s Action Plan

National Heritage Area designation for the Delta, increased authority for the State Water Board, and the EPA’s Bay-Delta Action Plan were some of the items on the agenda for the September 27, 2012 Delta Stewardship Council meeting. THE DELTA AS A NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Mike Machado and Alex Westhoff from the Delta Protection Commission are …

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Sep 17 2012

State Water Board needs broader authority for water rights enforcement, says the Delta Watermaster

Broader authority for the State Water Board to enforce water rights violations and prevent illegal diversions are among the key recommendations of an informational report to be presented at Wednesday’s Board meeting by Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson. In his report, Improving Water Rights Enforcement Authority, Mr. Wilson compared the State Water Board’s existing authority for …

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