This just in … State Water Board approves emergency regulation to assure compliance with water rights curtailment orders

From the State Water Resources Control Board: “In response to the ongoing severe drought, the State Water Resources Control Board Wednesday approved an emergency regulation to assure compliance with curtailment orders issued to protect senior water rights throughout the state. The new regulation will require junior water right holders to immediately stop taking water upon receipt of a curtailment order […]

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Curtailment notices sent to North Fork and mainstem Eel River and Van Duzen junior water rights holders

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced today that junior water-rights holders in the North Fork of the Eel River, the Mainstem Eel River and the Van Duzen Tributary are receiving curtailment notices. The notices advise the recipients to stop diverting water from the watershed and allow it to flow […]

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This just in … Public Comment Period Begins On Proposed Emergency Curtailment Regulations to Protect Water Rights

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has released for public comment proposed emergency regulations that would ensure timely compliance with orders to stop diverting water to prevent harm to senior water rights holders. These regulations will not affect water right holders who have already complied with requests issued by the […]

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Deer Creek tributary water rights curtailed to provide minimum flows for migratory fish

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board has issued curtailment orders to all water right holders on Deer Creek, a significant Sacramento River tributary, to ensure minimum flows for migratory fish. The orders are mailed pursuant to an emergency fish flow regulation adopted by the State Water Board on May 21. The regulation went […]

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This just in … State Water Board extends curtailments to all post-1914 water right holders in the San Joaquin River watershed and South Delta; warns senior water rights holders they could be next

From the State Water Resources Control Board: “With California’s extreme drought resulting in insufficient water to serve all water-rights holders, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced today that junior water-rights holders in the San Joaquin River watershed are receiving curtailment notices. The notices advise the recipients to stop diverting water from the watershed and allow it […]

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This just in … State Water Board Notifies Junior Water-Right Holders of Necessary Cutbacks in the Sacramento River Watershed

From the State Water Resources Control Board: “With California’s extreme drought resulting in insufficient water to serve all water-rights holders, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced today that junior water-rights holders in the Sacramento River watershed would receive curtailment notices. The notices advise the recipients to stop diverting water from the watershed and allow it to […]

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An update from the State Water Board on curtailment notice statuses for the Scott River, Russian River, Delta, and Tulare Lake Basin, plus an update from the Delta Watermaster

At today’s meeting at the State Water Resources Control Board, John O’Hagan updated the board on the curtailment notices and the curtailment statuses in the state, and Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson gave an update on his activities in the Delta. Note: this update to the Board occurred prior to the public hearing  on curtailment notices for Sacramento River tributaries. Update […]

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State Water Board schedules workshop to discuss options for drought-related curtailments in the Delta watershed

The time has come. There’s only so much water to go around, and it’s time for the State Water Resources Control Board to start figuring out how to divvy it up. It’s certainly no surprise that this year, there simply will not be enough water the satisfy the many farmers, irrigation districts, water agencies and others who hold permits in […]

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This just in … State Water Resources Control Board warns of potential curtailment of water rights

From the State Water Resources Control Board: “With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) administers California’s water rights system […]

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