As California heads into a third consecutive dry year, the State Water Resources Control Board is proposing the adoption of a revised emergency regulation for the Russian River watershed. The 2022 proposed regulation clarifies requirements, refines analyses, and addresses stakeholder feedback received over the past year.
The Division of Water Rights has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, in preparation of submittal to the Office of Administrative Law, for the proposed 2022 emergency regulation online. Included in the posting are documents providing context and justification for the proposed regulation, fiscal impacts, and a copy of the proposed regulation as it will be presented to the State Water Resources Control Board for consideration at the May 10th Board Meeting. The documents are available for download at the Russian River Drought Response Webpage under the “Emergency Regulation” heading.