This just in … State Water Board Adopts Extended Emergency Water Conservation Regulation

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Extended Regulation Gives More Flexibility to Water Suppliers to Meet Conservation Targets From the State Water Resources Control Board: With California still experiencing severe drought despite recent rains, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) today adopted an extended and revised emergency regulation to ensure that urban water conservation continues in 2016. The regulation extends restrictions on urban […]

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Media call: State Water Board officials discuss the draft emergency conservation regulation

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Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board released the draft emergency conservation regulation for review and public comment. The proposed regulation extends the requirements of the existing regulation but has modest adjustments available to respond to concerns suppliers have raised to the State Water Board since adoption of the first regulation in May of 2015. The proposed regulation is expected […]

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State Water Resources Control Board releases draft proposed emergency regulation for urban water conservation

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The State Water Resources Control Board has released the draft regulation for continuing the urban water conservation emergency regulation.  Earlier this afternoon, the State Water Board staff held a media call, which will be posted tomorrow.  In the meantime, here’s the announcement: State Water Board staff is seeking comments on its draft Proposed Text of Emergency Regulation, that staff prepared […]

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This just in … State Water Board Adopts Strategy to Optimize Resource Management of Storm Water

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board today adopted an innovative statewide Storm Water Strategy that advances storm water management in California as a resource for present and future water needs. Historically, unmanaged storm water runoff has been viewed as a threat to human life and property, and as a significant source of water […]

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This just in … State’s Conservation Falls Slightly, But Cumulative Water Savings Continue to Meet Governor’s Mandate

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Monthly Conservation average decreases for second month in a row; Per Person water use declines statewide with lowest average ever From the State Water Resources Control Board: Californians have reduced water use by 26.3 percent in the six months since emergency conservation regulations took effect in June, continuing to meet Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate despite a decline […]

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This just in … Most Property Owners and Water Suppliers Comply With State Water Board’s Russian River Informational Order; Complaints Issued for the Rest

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State Water Board issues 1881 complaints; violations carry potential fines of $500/day From the State Water Resources Control Board: Approximately 80 percent of more than 10,000 property owners and water suppliers in four Russian River tributary watersheds have complied with a State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) Informational Order issued this past fall to protect Central Coast coho […]

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This just in … State Water Board releases Proposed Regulatory Framework for Extended Emergency Regulation for Urban Water Conservation

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Public comments due January 6 The State Water Resources Control Board has released the draft framework document for the revised urban water conservation regulations.  Your comments are due by January 6. Read the framework here: Proposed Regulatory Framework for Extended Emergency Regulation for Urban Water Conservation More information here: State Water Board Emergency Conservation Regulation Portal Sign up for daily […]

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State Water Board issues Draft Order Regarding the Temporary Urgency Change Petitions for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project

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The draft order includes minimum carryover storage requirements for Shasta and Folsom; it will be considered at the December 15th State Water Board meeting From the State Water Resources Control Board: At its December 15, 2015 meeting, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will consider adopting a draft Order denying in part and approving in part Petitions […]

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This just in … California’s Cumulative Water Savings Continue to Meet Governor’s Ongoing Conservation Mandate

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Workshop to renew regulations set for Dec. 7 From the State Water Resources Control Board: Californians have reduced water use by 27.1 percent in the five months since emergency conservation regulations took effect in June, continuing to meet Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate despite a decline in the statewide water-savings rate for October. In October, when outdoor water […]

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DWR and State Water Board discuss their roles in implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act at public meeting in Sacramento

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Meeting presentations include a look at the State Water Board’s intervention process With the passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in the fall of last year, the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Board have been busy working on tasks related to implementation of the legislation.  Recently, staff from both DWR and the State Water Board held […]

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