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State Water Boards

Conservation mandate met for seventh straight month

SACRAMENTO — Californians have reduced water use by 25.5 percent since June, continuing to meet Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate despite a decline in the statewide water-savings rate during the last three months of 2015. In December the statewide conservation rate was 18.3 percent, down from 20.4 percent in November, compared to the same months in 2013. A drop in […]

State Water Board adopts diverter regulations

SACRAMENTO – The State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted regulations requiring all surface water right holders and claimants to report their diversions. Those who divert more than 10 acre-feet of water per year must also measure their diversions. The regulations, which apply to about 12,000 water right holders and claimants, require annual reporting of […]

State’s cumulative water savings meet mandate

SACRAMENTO — Californians have reduced water use by 26.3 percent in the six months since emergency conservation regulations took effect in June 2015, continuing to meet Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate despite a decline in the statewide water-savings rate for the last two months. In November, when outdoor water use dramatically drops, the […]

State’s water conservation still on track

SACRAMENTO — Californians have reduced water use by 27.1 percent in the five months since emergency conservation regulations took effect in June, continuing to meet Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate despite a decline in the statewide water-savings rate for October. In October, when outdoor water use — and the opportunity for significant savings — typically […]

State Water Board approves plan to protect Lake Tahoe

Sacramento — The State Water Resources Control Board recently approved certification of a water quality management plan that allows regional planning and water quality agencies to balance infill development needs and environmentally protective policies focused on improving Lake Tahoe clarity. The State Water Board action certifies the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Clean Water Act […]

Free calendar available from Water Board’s Clean Water Team

Were you aware that this is the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation? Or that April 27 is Save the Frog Day? That May is American Wetlands Month? How about those important free fishing days, July 6 and Sept. 7, when the state lets casual anglers toss in a line without having to buy […]

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