CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling regarding part 1 evidentiary objections and admission of sur-rebuttal exhibits

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Resources Control Board, the latest ruling regarding part 1 evidentiary objections and admission of sur-rebuttal exhibits: “Part 1 of the hearing on the water right change petition for the California WaterFix Project (WaterFix) has been completed. This ruling addresses outstanding evidentiary objections to sur-rebuttal evidence and other procedural issues […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Deadlines to Respond to Part 2 Scheduling and SVWU Motion

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Resources Control Board: Part 2 Hearing Schedule Request On August 1, 2017, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) via email, confirmed the public availability and provided hyperlinks to the final Biological Opinions from the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the final 2081(b) Incidental […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Board Announces New Executive Director

Former Federal Official Eileen Sobeck Brings 40 Years of Government Experience From the State Water Resources Control Board: After a lengthy, competitive, and deliberative process, the State Water Resources Control Board has named Eileen Sobeck as its next Executive Director.  She replaces Tom Howard, who retired in May 2017. After reviewing a wealth of qualified applicants, the State Water Board […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: DWR Letter: Public Availability of Sufficient Information to Notice Part 2 of the California WaterFix water rights change petition hearing

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Board: Letter from the Department of Water Resources to the Hearing Officers Dear Hearing Officers, On Monday, July 31, 2017, the California Department of Water Resources (“DWR”) submitted notice to the hearing team and parties for the California WaterFix water rights change petition hearing regarding the availability of the […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling letter for July 27 denying Sacto Valley water users’ request to hold open part 1 of the hearing

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Resources Control Board: On July 10, 2017, the Sacramento Valley Water Users (SVWU) requested that the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) hold open Part 1 of the hearing on the water right change petition for the WaterFix Project. SVWU seek more time to evaluate new information […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling letter, July 7, 2017

From the California Water Fix team at the State Water Resources Control Board: On June 15, 2017, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) submitted a request for official notice of the following sur-rebuttal exhibits: DWR-936, -937, -946, -947, -949, and -950. These exhibits were authenticated and discussed in the written, sur-rebuttal testimony of Allan Davis (DWR-935). DWR withdrew DWR-935 because […]

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CAL WATER FIX: Ruling letter for June 14, 2017

CALIFORNIA WATERFIX HEARING – RULING DENYING IN PART THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCE’S MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER From the State Water Board: San Joaquin County and the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District (San Joaquin Parties) served a notice and subpoena duces tecum (San Joaquin Parties’ notice) on the Department of Water Resources (DWR) requesting production of the electronic Excel […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling letter for 6/7/2017

From the State Water Resources Control Board Cal Water Fix Hearing Team: CALIFORNIA WATERFIX HEARING – DISPOSITION OF OUTSTANDING PART 1 REBUTTAL TESTIMONY AND EXHIBITS During the course of the rebuttal phase of the hearing and in subsequent ruling letters, we have addressed the majority of evidentiary objections to rebuttal testimony and exhibits and determined whether to admit into the […]

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PANEL: The groundwater-surface water nexus & the State Water Resources Control Board

The passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act enacted a program for statewide management of groundwater, defining new roles for state agencies, including the State Water Resources Control Board.  In March of 2017, McGeorge School of Law held a symposium in honor the 50th anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board explored the topic of “Integrating Water Quality & […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Water Quality & Allocation: State Water Board Overview & the Delta Water Quality Control Plan

Panel discussion touches on State Water Board’s authorities and the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan The State Water Resources Control Board was formed in 1967 in order to integrate water quality and allocation in California. Structured as a merger between the previously-existing State Water Rights Board and the State Water Quality Control Board, the new Board was intended to […]

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