100 years of California's water rights system: patterns, trends and uncertainty

Environmental Research Letters, IOP Publishing | August 19th, 2014


For 100 years, California’s State Water Resources Control Board and its predecessors have been responsible for allocating available water supplies to beneficial uses,

2016 Annual Report of Hydrogeologic Conditions, Water Requirements, Supplies and Disposition Santa Maria Valley Management Area

City of Santa Maria | April 13th, 2017


This annual report of conditions in the Santa Maria Valley Management Area, for calendar year 2016, has been prepared to meet the reporting conditions of the June 30, 20

A Guide to California Water Right Appropriations

California State Water Resources Control Board | January 1st, 2000


A guide to California's water right permit process written by the State Water Resources Control Board, dated January 2000. TABLE OF CONTENTS California Water Righ

A Legal Guide to the Public's Rights to Access and Use of California's Navigable Waters

California State Lands Commission | November 20th, 2017


In California, members of the public have rights to access and use navigable waters for many beneficial uses, including, but not limited to navigation, fishing, and

A Practitioner’s Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California

SWIFT Working Group, American Rivers, Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Scott River Water Trust, River Right, Alford Environmental | March 1st, 2016


The purpose of this guide is to help water right holders –and those assisting them – understand their options for keeping water instream in California. Th

A Research Guide to California Water Law

Loyola Law School | February 21st, 2017


California water law is a complex subject. It is governed by both state and federal law, and is part property law and part environmental law. This topic has important his

Accounting for California’s Water

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | July 13th, 2016


Understanding California’s water balance sheet—how much there is, who has claims to it, and what is actually being “spent”—is key to effectively managing the st

Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 1: Water Rights Administration and Oversight During Major Statewide Droughts, 1976–2016

California Natural Resources Agency | August 30th, 2018


Climate change has already begun to affect California’s hydrology and water resources, and droughts are likely to become more frequent, longer, and more intense

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