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

City of Santa Maria | April 13th, 2017

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 2: Improving Water Rights Administration and Oversight for Future Droughts

California Natural Resources Agency | August 30th, 2018

Summary

 In California, droughts are likely to become more frequent, longer, and more intense in the future, posing increasing challenges for water management, and raising the s

Allocating California’s Water: Directions for Reform

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | November 11th, 2015

Summary

California’s water allocation system hampers its ability to meet the state’s needs, especially in times of drought. At its heart is an unusually complex array of wate

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