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State law requires right holders to report the water they divert.

Farm Press Staff

October 4, 2023

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A rancher measures water diversions
A rancher measures water diversions.UCANR

Another of the University of California Cooperative Extension’s periodic courses for water right holders who must report diversions is set for Nov. 6 in Davis.

State law requires all water right holders who have previously diverted or intend to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year (riparian and pre-1914 claims), or who are authorized to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year under a permit, license or registration, to measure and report the water they take from streams.

The California Cattlemen’s Association sponsored follow-up legislation in 2017 that allows a self-certification option. The right holder must complete an instructional course on measurement devices and methods administered by the UCCE, and pass a proficiency test.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the UC’s Divion of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second St., Davis.

At the workshop, participants can expect to

  • clarify reporting requirements for ranches.

  • understand what meters are appropriate for different situations.

  • learn how to determine measurement equipment accuracy.

  • develop an understanding of measurement weirs.

  • learn how to calculate and report volume from flow data.

Detailed information on the regulatory requirements for measurement and reporting is available on the State Water Resources Control Board Reporting and Measurement Regulation webpage.

Cost for the workshop is $30, and pre-registration is required. Email Larry Forero ([email protected]) or Sara Jaimes ([email protected]) or call 530-224-4900.

Source: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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