NOTICE: No surface water diversions for cannabis cultivation April 1st – October 31st

Notice from the State Water Board:

As a reminder, the Cannabis Surface Water Forbearance period starts next week. No surface water may be diverted for cannabis cultivation activities from April 1 through October 31, unless the water diverted is delivered from storage in compliance with Narrative Flow Requirement 4. Refer to the Cannabis Policy Attachment A Section 3 for the full requirement. 

The Water Boards’ Cannabis Cultivation Program continues to respond to questions, process applications, and issue water quality and water right permits during the COVID‑19 pandemic. Please visit Water Boards’ Cannabis Cultivation page for more information about the program, or visit to apply. 

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