[env-trinity] Maven: State Water Board on curtailment notice statuses for the Scott River, Russian River, Delta, and Tulare Lake Basin, plus an update from the Delta Watermaster
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Wed May 21 09:44:02 PDT 2014
This is another unprecedented action by the SWRCB.
This just in … An update from the State Water Board on curtailment notice statuses for the Scott River, Russian River, Delta, and Tulare Lake Basin, plus an update from the Delta Watermaster
Maven, Maven’s Notebook
At today’s meeting at the State Water Resources Control Board, John O’Hagan updated the board on the curtailment notices and the curtailment statuses in the state, and Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson gave an update on his activities in the Delta.
“Our analysis shows that based on prior right demands, curtailment of all post-1914 water rights in the Sacramento-San Joaquin basin-wide watershed could be pending at this time,” said Mr. O'Hagan. “Several groups have contacted the State Water Board regarding agreements that they have reached amongst senior water right holders, especially in the San Joaquin River and then on the Yuba River. They are recommending that curtailment would not serve any beneficial purpose to protecting their senior water rights, and that their conservation efforts have reduced their demands. They feel that a curtailment at this time would not benefit any parties.” He noted that there were also questions regarding the data used, which they were working on resolving.
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