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    Tag Archive: State Water Resources Control Board

    Aug 08 2014

    Westlands Water District writes State Water Board, alleges water meant for Westlands farmers is being unlawfully diverted in south & central Delta

    Westlands Water District alleges water being acquired through transfers and exchange agreements is being unlawfully diverted by south and/or central Delta diverters, General Manager Thomas Birmingham alleges in a letter written to Barbara Evoy, Deputy Director of the Division of Water Rights at the State Water Resources Control Board. In the letter, Birmingham alleges that …

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    Aug 06 2014

    Independent science panels present findings to the Delta Stewardship Council from Delta flows workshops

    At the July 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the council members heard an informational update on two independent science panel reviews on Delta flows and related stressors intended to help inform the State Water Resources Control Board’s update to the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay-Delta Plan) that is currently underway. The update …

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    Aug 05 2014

    News Worth Noting: Blue-green algae blooms in Klamath River, legislators to tour Sites Reservoir, Fish weir installation at Nimbus, Sea water threatening Central Coast groundwater, Kern County public meeting on fracking and groundwater monitoring

    Blue-green algae blooms in Klamath River and Reservoirs result in warning against water contact or use: “Swimmers, boaters and recreational users are to urged to avoid direct contact with or use of waters containing blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), now blooming in the Klamath River in Northern California.  Copco and Iron Gate Reservoirs and the Klamath River …

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    Jul 29 2014

    This just in … Mandatory water conservation regulation goes into effect

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “On July 29, 2014, an emergency regulation to increase conservation practices for all Californians went into effect.  The new conservation regulation targets outdoor urban water use.  In some areas of the State, 50 percent or more of daily water use is for lawns and outdoor landscaping. This regulation …

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    Jul 29 2014

    Metropolitan’s Bay-Delta Committee hears on update on the State Water Board’s actions in the Delta … are illegal diversions occurring?

    At the July 22 meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, attorney Becky Sheehan updated committee members on the State Water Resources Control Board’s activities as they relate to the Bay Delta. She began with a little history, noting that this extremely dry year was preceded by two very dry years.  Earlier …

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    Jul 25 2014

    DWR & Reclamation write State Water Board, allege water being wrongly diverted from the South and Central Delta

    The California Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation have written a letter to the Deputy Director of the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Rights, asking her to use her authorities to order south and central Delta diverters to provide supporting information for their asserted water rights, as well as …

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    Jul 23 2014

    News Worth Noting: New PPIC fact sheet on water use, updated fact sheet on emergency water conservation regulations, enviro docs for Placer County-Westlands transfer, EIR certified for controversial geothermal project, Martis Creek Lake reopens

    New PPIC Fact Sheet on water use:  “The current drought is exposing major challenges across all sectors of the state’s water use—environmental, agricultural, and urban. This fact sheet outlines how California’s water is allocated, clarifying a complex system in which water is used—and reused—throughout the state.”  Read the fact sheet here:  Water Use in California …

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    Jul 17 2014

    News Worth Noting: Final text of State Water Board’s Emergency Regulations, Woodland levees rated unacceptable, Owens pupfish, San Vicente Dam Raise, 50th anniversary of Water Resources Research Act

    Final text of State Water Board resolution with proposed Emergency Regulations now available:  You can find the adopted resolution along with the proposed Emergency Regulations on this page:  State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions   Army Corps rates Woodland levees as unacceptable:  “Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated the …

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    Jul 16 2014

    Reactions: ACWA, Metropolitan, NRDC and State Water Contractors respond to the State Water Board’s actions to increase urban water conservation

    Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to allow local law enforcement and water agencies to impose a maximum $500-a-day fine on water wasters, as well as other provisions for water suppliers.  (See press release here.) Here’s what organizations are saying about the regulations, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies …

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    Jul 15 2014

    State Water Board approves emergency regulation to ensure agencies and state residents increase water conservation

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “In response to the ongoing severe drought, on Tuesday the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement. The new conservation regulation is intended to …

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    Jul 09 2014

    State Water Board releases proposed amendment to address desalination facilities

    The State Water Resources Control Board has released a proposed amendment for a 45-day public comment period that would amend the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters (Ocean Plan) to address desalination facilities. Desalination is one element in California’s diverse water supply portfolio, and can be a reliable source of water at the regional …

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    Jul 08 2014

    This just in … Tomorrow’s news tonight: State Water Board to consider emergency drought regulations for urban water conservation

    Tomorrow, State Water Board officials will be holding a media call to discuss emergency drought regulations for urban water conservation which will be considered at the upcoming State Water Board meeting on July 15th. The regulations call for no outdoor watering that causes runoff onto adjacent properties, public walkways, etc; using a hose to wash …

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    Jul 02 2014

    This just in … State Water Board approves emergency regulation to assure compliance with water rights curtailment orders

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “In response to the ongoing severe drought, the State Water Resources Control Board Wednesday approved an emergency regulation to assure compliance with curtailment orders issued to protect senior water rights throughout the state. The new regulation will require junior water right holders to immediately stop taking water upon …

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    Jul 02 2014

    Curtailment notices sent to North Fork and mainstem Eel River and Van Duzen junior water rights holders

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced today that junior water-rights holders in the North Fork of the Eel River, the Mainstem Eel River and the Van Duzen Tributary are receiving curtailment notices. The notices advise the recipients to stop diverting water from the watershed …

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    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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