Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson talks to the Delta Stewardship Council about expanding "Term 91"

After the conclusion of the public hearing on the rulemaking package on January 24, the Delta Stewardship Council held their regular monthly meeting.  The sixth item on the agenda was Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson, who presented his latest report, Term 91: Stored Water Bypass Requirements. California Water Code directs Mr. Wilson to submit regular reports on water issues to the […]

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Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson talks about the roles and responsibilities of his office

In 2009, the Delta Reform Act directed the State Water Resources Control Board to appoint a watermaster for the Delta.  In 2010, Craig Wilson was appointed as the first Delta Watermaster.  Since taking office, Mr. Wilson has initiated several activities, from compliance and enforcement actions and investigations of water users to the preparation of policy-level reports on key water issues. […]

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Report Summary: Term 91 and Delta flow requirements

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is required by law to establish flow and water quality objectives that ensure the reasonable protection of beneficial uses.  With the revision of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan underway, and even the State Water Board itself admitting in a 2010 report, “The best available science suggests that current flows are insufficient […]

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Delta Stewardship Council meeting Sept. 27: National Heritage Area designation for the Delta, water rights enforcement and the EPA’s Action Plan

National Heritage Area designation for the Delta, increased authority for the State Water Board, and the EPA’s Bay-Delta Action Plan were some of the items on the agenda for the September 27, 2012 Delta Stewardship Council meeting. THE DELTA AS A NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Mike Machado and Alex Westhoff from the Delta Protection Commission are asking for the Council’s support […]

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State Water Board needs broader authority for water rights enforcement, says the Delta Watermaster

Broader authority for the State Water Board to enforce water rights violations and prevent illegal diversions are among the key recommendations of an informational report to be presented at Wednesday’s Board meeting by Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson. In his report, Improving Water Rights Enforcement Authority, Mr. Wilson compared the State Water Board’s existing authority for enforcement of water quality violations […]

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