NOTICE: State Water Board issues correction to curtailment status list for Delta watershed

From the State Water Board via email:

This notice is to advise water users of a correction to  the curtailment status list for water rights and claims of right within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) watershed pursuant to orders that were issued on August 20, 2021 (Order for water rights/claims under 5,000 acre-feet and Order for water rights/claims over 5,000 acre-feet).  

On September 13 claims of right previously shown as ‘Riparian/Pre-14’ were modified in the list to more accurately identify that these rights are either ‘Riparian or Pre-14’.  When this update was made some of those rights were incorrectly listed as ‘Curtailed’ in the Delta Watershed Curtailment Status List.  A correction was made on September 22 to correctly identify that these rights are not curtailed.  All of the summaries of the rights that were curtailed that were distributed via previous email messages and posted at the top of the Delta Curtailment Status List correctly summarized the categories of rights that were curtailed.  Accordingly, there are no updates to those summaries.

The following priorities of water rights and claims remain curtailed for the month of September 2021, unless and until the State Water Board advises that this determination has been updated:

  1. All post-1914 appropriative water rights in the San Joaquin River watershed;
  2. All pre-1914 appropriative water right claims in the San Joaquin River watershed;
  3. All riparian water right claims in the American River subwatershed upstream of Folsom Reservoir;
  4. All riparian water right claims in the Calaveras River subwatershed that are outside of the Legal Delta;
  5. A subset of Central Valley Project and State Water Project water rights in the Sacramento River watershed and in the Legal Delta; and
  6. Pre-1914 claims and post-1914 appropriative rights on the following Sacramento River tributaries:
    1. Rights and claims in the Bear River subwatershed with a priority date of 1853 or later;
    2. Rights and claims in the Yuba River subwatershed with a priority date of 1908 or later;
    3. Rights and claims in the Putah Creek subwatershed with a priority date of 1923 or later;
    4. Rights and claims in the Cache Creek subwatershed with a priority date of 1857 or later; and
    5. Rights and claims in the Stony Creek subwatershed with a priority date of 1963 or later.

An update to the Delta Curtailment Status List with information for October will be provided on Friday, September 24.  To check the curtailment status of your water right or claim in the Delta watershed, please visit the Delta Watershed Curtailment Status List.

If you have any questions, you may send an email to Bay-Delta@waterboards.ca.gov or call the Delta Drought phone line at (916) 319-0960.

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