Water Rights

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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

SWRCB issues draft decision approving Davis-Woodland water right

This week the State Water Resources Control Board issued a draft decision (PDF) approving a permit for a new water right granted to the City of Davis, the University of California at Davis, and the City of Woodland.  These entities currently rely on groundwater, but the quality is degraded and they would have to plunge … Continue reading

Water rights fees decision: Pity moment for the SWRCB?

This week, after hemming and hawing for four years, the California Supreme Court issued its long anticipated, but ultimately rather anticlimactic, decision (PDF) on the water rights fees imposed by the State Water Resources Control Board.  These fees have been contested for the better part of the last decade.  In 2003, the Legislature enacted Senate … 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

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