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    Tag Archive: State Water Resources Control Board

    Sep 30 2014

    Early morning news flash … Request for Temporary Modification to San Joaquin River Flows during October

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “Please find attached a request from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to temporarily modify the San Joaquin River flow requirements during October pursuant to a Temporary Urgency Change Petition.  The Executive Director expects to act on this request in the near term.  For additional information concerning this matter, …

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    Sep 11 2014

    State Water Board looking for recommendations on improving the enforcement of water rights during drought conditions

    Do you have ideas on how the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) could more effectively divvy up the water in these dry years?  Then State Water Board staff wants to hear from you. With the possibility that this exceptionally dry year could quite possibly turn into another, the emergency resolution adopted by …

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    Sep 10 2014

    Update on urban water conservation numbers: State reduces water use overall by 7.5% in July, saving 17 billion gallons of water

    At the September 9 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Max Gomberg gave a presentation on the August water production data that was provided to the Board as required by the emergency conservation regulation adopted by the board in July. He began by noting that the data was required by …

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    Sep 08 2014

    State Water Board sets workshop to discuss central and southern Delta water availability and use

    In response to recent allegations of unlawful diversions of water in the central and southern Delta, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has scheduled a workshop for Wednesday, September 24 to discuss central and southern Delta water availability and use, as well as the process the State Water Board should use to …

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    Sep 03 2014

    This just in … State Water Board issues draft order denying petitions for reconsideration of the order granting Temporary Urgency Change Petitions to the State Water Project & Central Valley Project

    The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has issued a draft order denying the petitions for reconsideration of the Executive Director’s January 31, 2014 order approving the Temporary Urgency Change Petitions and their subsequent modifications to the water right license and permits for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. The …

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    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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