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    Tag Archive: State Water Resources Control Board

    Jul 02 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 3: Urban water suppliers discuss allocation-based rate structures, rationing, and other drought management actions

    At the June 17 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board, board members heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought.  In this third and final panel, Toby Goddard from the Santa Cruz Water Department discussed how they are implementing rationing in the …

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    Jun 30 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 1: Statewide water conservation efforts and outreach

    At the June 17 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board, board members heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought. “The Governor’s April 25, 2014 Executive Order to redouble statewide efforts in water conservation directed the SWB to request an update from …

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    May 20 2014

    California Water Policy Seminar Series: A regulator perspective on balancing environmental and economic interests

    The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center,brought together speakers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss how California’s water systems could work to meet both ecosystem and economic objectives.  In this presentation, two environmental law professors and the …

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    May 14 2014

    State Water Board to consider emergency minimum flow requirements for three Sacramento River tributaries

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), the Board will consider adoption of a resolution establishing emergency minimum flow requirements for Mill Creek, Deer Creek, and Antelope Creek, which are tributaries to the Sacramento River. If adopted, the emergency regulations would provide the State Water Board with a streamlined …

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    Mar 05 2014

    Feinstein, Boxer, Costa and Garemendi send letter to the State Water Board, asking them to defer ‘far-reaching’ decision on Delta pumping until after March 21st

    Senator Feinstein, Senator Boxer, Congressman Costa and Congressman Garamendi have sent a letter to Tom Howard, Executive Director of the State Water Board, asking him to consider deferring any decision regarding Delta pumping until at least  until at least March 21st, a proposal they describe as an ‘extraordinarily far-reaching proposed order prioritizing water deliveries throughout …

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    Feb 28 2014

    State Water Board issues notice of additional modifications to the order approving a temporary urgency change for SWP and CVP

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “On January 29, 2014, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) jointly filed a Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) that requested the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to temporarily modify water right permit and license terms for the Central …

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    Feb 19 2014

    This just in … Temporary Urgency Change Petition approved for Yuba County Water Agency

    Yuba County Water Agency has filed a Temporary Urgency Change petition (TUCP) for water right Permit 15026 (Application 5632), proposing to add San Luis Reservoir temporarily as a point of rediversion and storage.  This would enable San Luis Delta-Mendota Water Agency members to put 7,400 acre-feet of Yuba Accord water currently stored in San Luis …

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    Feb 13 2014

    DWR and Reclamation file temporary change petition with State Water Board to consolidate places of use

    From the Department of Water Resources: In an effort to help alleviate Central Valley water shortages due to extreme drought conditions, today the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation together filed a petition with the State Water Resources Control Board to be able to exchange water within the areas served …

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    Feb 07 2014

    Temporary Urgency Change Order amended to relax export restriction during significant storms when permit conditions are met

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: (note: the emphasis added below is Maven’s) “On January 29, 2014, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) jointly filed a Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) that requested the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to temporarily modify water right …

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    Feb 07 2014

    State Water Board and FERC ready to assist the State’s hydropower generators as drought conditions persist

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: With extreme drought conditions persisting throughout California and efforts underway to conserve water already in reservoirs, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced today it will work closely with state hydropower generators seeking flexibility in how much water they release downstream through their dams. Today’s …

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    Jan 31 2014

    State Water Resources Control Board posts Temporary Urgency Change Petition for the SWP & CVP; schedules public workshop

    The State Water Resources Control Board has received and approved a petition for a Temporary Urgency Change for Delta water quality and flow standards due to the extreme dry conditions. Notice of a Temporary Urgency Change Petition filed by California Department of Water Resources and the United States Bureau of Reclamation Regarding Delta Water Quality …

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    Dec 30 2013

    Public meeting on Drinking Water Program reorganization scheduled for January 15

    The proposed transfer of the Drinking Water Program from the California Department of Public Health (DPH) to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will be the subject of a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, in Sacramento. The transfer is intended to align both the drinking water program and the water …

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    Nov 15 2013

    This just in … Court invalidates State Water Resources Control Board’s annual water right fees

    From Somach Simmons & Dunn: “On November 12, 2013, the Sacramento Superior Court issued a Final Statement of Decision invalidating the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) annual water right fee regulations adopted in 2003-2004. This case is on remand from the California Supreme Court in California Farm Bureau Federation v. State Water Resources Control …

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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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    Oct 09 2013

    State Water Board begins development of a groundwater workplan

    Population growth and more intensive land use are projected to place increasing pressure on California’s water resources while at the same time, surface runoff is expected to decline due to climate change.  Additionally, efforts aimed at regional self-sufficiency often involve groundwater resources and storage.   These factors point to an increasing reliance on groundwater; however, …

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