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Statements of Water Diversions and Use: Providing a Better Picture of Water Use in the Delta

Statements of Water Diversions and Use: Providing a Better Picture of Water Use in the Delta

Craig Wilson, Delta Watermaster, | April 5, 2011
Summary

The purpose of this report is to outline the history of the Statements Program and explain recent statutory changes that will enable the program to more comprehensively fulfill its original intent of providing meaningful information regarding water diversion and use, particularly in the Delta. The report also underscores a serious funding problem that threatens the integrity of the Statements Program and explores issues related to the new requirement for diverters to provide monthly records of water diversion based on the use of best available technologies.

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The purpose of this report is to outline the history of the Statements Program and explain recent statutory changes that will enable the program to more comprehensively fulfill its original intent of providing meaningful information regarding water diversion and use, particularly in the Delta. The report also underscores a serious funding problem that threatens the integrity of the Statements Program and explores issues related to the new requirement for diverters to provide monthly records of water diversion based on the use of best available technologies.

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Keywords:

agriculture water use and efficiency, water use efficiency