Agriculture

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Imperial and San Diego file petition on Salton Sea mitigation water

In 2002, one year before the Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA) and related agreements were executed, the State Water Resources Control Board issued a key approval facilitating a long-term water transfer. The transfer, which carries a 45-year term and an option to renew for 30 additional years, involves Imperial Irrigation District conserving water and transferring the … Continue reading

Judge Frawley’s decision on South Delta salinity and Tracy discharge

My apologies for the lack of new posts here. I recently started working on a water-related project that I hope to share here in the future, but it will take some time to complete. In the meantime, I will try to catch up on news and be better about updating. Last month Judge Timothy Frawley … Continue reading

On agricultural water conservation and reasonable use

This week the State Water Resources Control Board was briefed on a report prepared by Craig Wilson, the new Delta Watermaster.  Although Mr. Wilson’s authority as Delta Watermaster to enforce permits and licenses is limited geographically to the boundaries of the Delta, the Legislature, when creating this new position, also directed the Delta Watermaster to … Continue reading

Drought Water Bank Is Not Exempt From CEQA, After All

Last week brought some interesting news relating to the 2009 Drought Water Bank (DWB).  In early 2009, the DWB had been fast-tracked by Governor Schwarzenegger and the Dept. of Water Resources, to use water transfers as a means of supplying additional water to users experiencing drought shortages.  On February 27, 2009, the Governor issued a … Continue reading

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