Persons/entities claiming riparian, pre-1914 or other water rights must file a Statement of Diversion and Use each year with the State Water Resources Control Board before June 30. This filing is in addition to the required filing of a "Report of Licensee" which deals only with SWRCB issued water right permits and licenses.
Generally, a Statement of Diversion and Use must be filed for each point of diversion even if multiple diversions serve the same parcel of property. Each Year the South Delta Water Agency and the Central Delta Water Agency assist local diverters as necessary in their filings. If your land is within the South Delta Water Agency and you need assistance you should contact Dean Ruiz, Esq. at email@example.com or his assistant Julie Smith at Julie@mohanlaw.net If your land is within the Central Delta Water Agency and you need assistance you should contact Dante Nomellini Jr., Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the SWRCB webpage to make a filing use the following link: https://rms.waterboards.ca.gov/login.aspx
Below is a sample form for your review as well as suggested language to cut and paste into the appropriate boxes on the Statement you file.
The method used by SDWA and CDWA for determining what to report uses the information from various sites in the Delta that measure weather conditions and, in combination with a crop's know evapo-transpiration rate then calculates water diverted and consumed. This method is acceptable to the SWRCB for those diversions in the Delta which have no measuring device on the diversion and the landowner is a member of the DAMMP program, a alternate measurement program.
Below are the various spreadsheets for calculating the amounts of water diverted and consumed as well as the locations of the measuring sites.
Please check back in the future for more information regarding license reporting.
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