The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has announced a Public Workshop on Proposed Emergency Curtailment and Reporting Regulation for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watershed and is scheduled for July 27, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The proposed emergency regulation would require water right holders in the Delta watershed to curtail their diversions when water is found by the State Water Board to be unavailable based on the best information available to the Board. The emergency regulation would also allow the Board to require that water right holders provide additional information related to their diversion and use of water.
SWRCB staff will also provide an overview of the recent updates to the Water Unavailability Methodology for the Delta Watershed, which is planned to be used to inform curtailment decisions as described in the draft regulation. The draft emergency regulation text and draft resolution will be made available on July 23, 2021.
The Association staff is closely monitoring this issue and will be reviewing the draft regulation once released. We will keep you updated.