SB-88 WORKSHOPS: Water Rights Measurement Regulation (SB88) Workshops to be held in January in Sacramento and Stockton

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) Division of Water Rights invites you to attend a public workshop about the 2016 measurement and reporting regulations (Senate Bill 88). The workshops will briefly cover the background of the measurement regulations and how to report these data to the State Water Board electronically.  State Water Board staff will be in […]

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CAL WATER FIX HEARINGS: Protestors write State Water Board, say hearing cannot be finalized

Recent developments propose significant changes to project operations that are not reflected in the modeling, they say Several letters were delivered to the California Water Fix hearing team at the State Water Board yesterday saying that in light of the recent developments, the hearing cannot be finalized and the Board must now reexamine how or if the hearings can go […]

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MORE REACTIONS: Reclamation, Feinstein, Costa, Gray, and MID react to voluntary agreements and State Water Board vote on San Joaquin River tributary flow standards

From the Bureau of Reclamation: Statement from Brenda Burman, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation: I am very proud of the accomplishments we have made with the state and with our partners on the framework for voluntary agreements to address water flow issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basins. I am also extremely pleased that we were able to reach […]

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THIS JUST IN … California shifts water from farms, cities to fish. But a Jerry Brown compromise plan isn’t dead

From the Sacramento Bee: “Despite an epic last-minute compromise brokered by Gov. Jerry Brown, state water regulators voted Wednesday to reallocate billions of gallons of San Joaquin River water from farms and cities to revive struggling fish populations. After hours of testimony, the State Water Resources Control board voted to deliver hundreds of thousands of acre-feet of water from the […]

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DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE: Bacteria provisions for surface waters, bays, and estuaries

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The revised Bacteria Provisions, Staff Report, and Response to Comments are now available for “Part 3 of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries of California—Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy” (Part 3 of the ISWEBE) and the “Amendment to the Water Quality Control […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: The Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan Update: Now What Happens?

Panel at ACWA Conference discusses unimpaired versus functional flows and the potential for voluntary settlements The State Water Board is expected this year to adopt proposed changes to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/ Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary, more commonly known as the Bay-Delta Plan. Among its considerations, the proposals would increase flow requirements to a […]

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STATE WATER BOARD: Update on Delta science efforts

At the March 20th meeting of the State Water Board, Delta Lead Scientist Dr. Callaway updated the board members on the Delta Science Program and their priorities for the coming year. The mission of the Delta Science Program is to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information for water and environmental decision making in the Delta, a mission the Science […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOPS: Proposed framework for regulating Direct Potable Reuse in California

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is preparing a proposed framework for regulating direct potable reuse in California (Framework) and is seeking public input through the following public workshops. SUBJECT OF WORKSHOPS State Water Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) staff will present an overview of the Framework and invite […]

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STATE WATER BOARD: Riparian and pre-1914 water rights in the Delta

State Water Board staff use information gleaned from 2015 informational order to compile the first taxonomy of senior water rights in the Delta At the peak of the drought in February of 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights issued an informational order to 445 water right claimants in the Delta and its tributaries that required […]

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PANEL: Water agencies concerned about proposed expansion of ‘waters of the state’

Proposed definition of wetlands and procedures would greatly expand state permitting program, potentially affect recharge basins and constructed facilities, water agencies say “Listen carefully, be amazed, and be frightened,” said Jill Duerig, retiring General Manager of Zone 7 Water Agency at the beginning of a panel discussion at the recent fall ACWA conference on the subject of the proposed state […]

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