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This just in … California Water Use Drops 27.3 Percent, Exceeds 25 Percent Mandate for June

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: With record-breaking heat throughout much of the State in June, Californians continued to conserve water, reducing water use by 27.3 percent and exceeding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate in the first month that the new emergency conservation regulation was in effect. “Californians understand the severity of the drought and they […]

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This just in … Trinity County Property Owner Issued Draft Cease and Desist Order for Unauthorized Water Diversion, Bulk Water Delivery

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board today issued a draft Cease and Desist Order against a Trinity County property owner to halt illegal diversion and bulk delivery of water. This action follows a joint investigation with the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Since 2008, Mark Hodgetts has operated a water filling station on […]

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This just in … State Water Board Reissues Water Unavailability Notification Letters Following Court Action

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: Today the State Water Board partially rescinded and reissued a water supply availability notice to more than 4,600 holders of over 9,300 junior and senior water rights to clarify that although previous notices were only advisory, diverting water where none is legally available could result in significant penalties. Due to the ongoing drought, […]

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This just in … Executive Director of the State Water Board approves revised Sacramento River Temperature Management Plan

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Thomas Howard, the Executive Director of the State Water Resources Control Board, has approved the revised Sacramento River Temperature Management Plan, submitted by the Bureau of Reclamation on June 25, 2015.  A revision of the plan became necessary when a faulty reading from a temperature gauge showed that there would not be enough cold water in Shasta Reservoir to protect […]

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This just in … State Reduces Water Use by Nearly 29% In Advance of June Conservation Mandates

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: As the State continues to experience near-record and record hot conditions, increasing the severity of the drought’s effects on communities, agriculture and the environment, California’s urban water suppliers reported the highest level of conservation achieved to date for the month of May. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced today […]

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This just in … Bryon Bethany Irrigation District pursues legal action to retain water rights for hundreds of local farmers, ranchers and families

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From the Byron Bethany Irrigation District: The Byron-­‐Bethany Irrigation District filed a lawsuit in Contra Costa County Superior Court today demanding that the “notice of curtailment” BBID received June 12, 2015 be rescinded immediately and seeks damages from the State for the devastating impacts of the State Water Resources Control Board’s order to cease diversions. The notice of curtailment, which […]

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This just in … Water curtailment update: Extended curtailments for Merced River, Upper San Joaquin; also City of San Francisco

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: With drought conditions continuing into the summer months, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) extended curtailments on the Merced River for senior water rights dating back to 1858; and all pre-1914 and post-1914 appropriative rights on the Upper San Joaquin River. The Upper San Joaquin River runs from upstream of […]

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This just in … State Water Board adopts emergency regulation to protect salmon and steelhead in Russian River tributaries

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: “The State Water Resources Control Board today approved an emergency regulation to provide a small amount of additional water in four tributaries of the Russian River to protect threatened fish. The regulation affects about 13,000 properties in the watersheds of Dutch Bill Creek, Green Valley Creek, Mark West Creek and Mill Creek. Water […]

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This just in … Proposed Emergency Regulation in Four Russian River Tributary Watersheds

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: “The State Water Resources Control Board has posted a proposed emergency regulation to provide a minimum amount of water in four Russian River tributaries to protect Central California Coast coho salmon and steelhead. The emergency regulation would enhance water conservation efforts in the affected region to provide the minimum amount of water needed […]

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This just in … Urban Water Conservation Improves in April Ahead of June 25 Percent Conservation Mandate

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: With a mandatory average conservation rate of 25 percent beginning this month for all state residents, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that Californians in cities and towns increased their water conservation to 13.5 percent in April. In addition, nearly 400 water suppliers responded to a first-ever enforcement report, indicating […]

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