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The State Water Resources Control Board has produced numerous one to two page fact sheets that summarize key programs, activities and accomplishments. Please visit the links below to access fact sheets that summarize these programs, activities and accomplishments.

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Conservation and Drought Last Update
Extension of the Emergency Water Conservation Regulation February 8, 2017
Fact sheet on extending the Emergency Regulation May 18, 2016
Prohibitions for HOAs that Act Against Homeowners with Low-Water Landscapes During a Declared Drought April 7, 2016
Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools (DROPS) May 2015
Groundwater Quality Funding April 24, 2015
Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP) April 24, 2015
General Information on 25% Statewide Reduction in Potable Urban Water Use April 18, 2015
Draft Emergency Regulation for Urban Water Conservation April 18, 2015
2015 Emergency Water Conservation Regulations Frequently Asked Questions March 27, 2015
State Water Board Adopts Emergency Regulations on Water Conservation July 22, 2014
State Water Board Adopts Emergency Curtailment Regulations to Protect Water Rights July 2014
Urban Water Suppliers Water Conservation Efforts June 2014
Recycled Water General Order June 2014
State Water Board Division Of Financial Assistance Water Recycling Funding Program $800 Million In Extremely Low Interest Loans Now Available! March 2014
Summary of State and Federal Water Project Actions to the Drought March 2014
Drought and Water Rights Frequently Asked Questions March 2014
Local Authority to Impose Conservation or Rationing Measures - Fact Sheet March 7, 2014
Water Conservation Tips September 2012
The Drought - Making a Difference Indoors - Fact Sheet
  English - Chinese - Korean - Spanish - Vietnamese
2014
The Drought - Making a Difference Outdoors - Fact Sheet
  English - Chinese - Korean - Spanish - Vietnamese
2014

Drinking Water Last Update
Frequently Asked Questions: Indirect Potable Reuse of Recycled Water through Surface Water Augmentation July 21, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions on The Feasibility of Regulating the Direct Potable Reuse of Recycled Water For Drinking October 27, 2016
Notice of Funding Availability - Household & Small Water System Drought Assistance Program (HSWSDA) July 2016
Frequently Asked Questions on the General Order for Recycled Water Use January 22, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions about Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water September 25, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions on Mandatory Consolidation or Extension of Service for Public Water Systems September 11, 2015
New Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Policy and Application Process Fact Sheet
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December 24, 2014
Frequently Asked Questions on Public Water Systems Curtailment Compliance Orders October 10, 2014

Water Quality, Information Management & Analysis Last Update
Proposed Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State July 2017
Minimizing the Impacts of Cannabis Cultivation on California Lands and Waterways July 2017
Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Potential Water Board Actions To Protect Water Quality From Suction Dredge Mining Discharges January 2017
Stream Pollution Trends in Chemical Contamination and Toxicity Related to Land Use December 2016
Statewide Urban Pesticides Reduction October 2016
Harmful Algal Bloom Factsheet August 2016
Storm Water Management Fact Sheet July 2016
Frequently Asked Questions About Recycled Oilfield Water for Crop Irrigation April 2016
Storm Water Resource Plan & Storm Water Grant Guidelines December 2015
Mercury Risk to Wildlife in California Lakes December 2015
GeoTracker GAMA Fact Sheet October 2015
Model Criteria for Groundwater Monitoring In Areas of Oil And Gas Well Stimulation - (en Español) May 2015
Desalination Policy Fact Sheet April 2015
Once Through Cooling Policy April 2015
Control of Trash Entering Waterways in California April 2015
Compost Fact Sheet: Draft General Waste Discharge Requirements for Composting Operations February 2015
Orphan Site Cleanup Fund January 2015
Frequently Asked Questions on Public Water Systems Curtailment Compliance Orders October 10, 2014
Bioretention Systems Fact Sheet October 2014
Constructed Wetland Fact Sheet October 2014
Infiltration Trench Fact Sheet October 2014
Pervious Pavement Fact Sheet October 2014
Flow Through Planters Fact Sheet October 2014
Rooftop Disconnections Fact Sheet October 2014
Stream Pollution Trends in Chemical Contamination and Toxicity Related to Land Use September 2014
Control of Trash Entering Waterways in California July 2014
Proposed Statewide Drinking Water Systems Discharge Permit June 2014
2014 Final Draft Industrial General Permit February 2014
Water Quality Control Policy for Siting, Design, Operation and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS Policy) January 2014
Phase II Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (Small MS4) General Permit Renewal July 2013
California Department of Transportation Statewide Storm Water Permit July 2013
Stream Pollution Initial Trends in Chemical Contamination and Toxicity Related to Land Use April 2013
Aquifier Storage and Recovery Projects Fact Sheet March 2013
Fact Sheet on SBX2 1 Nitrates Report to Legislature February 2013
State Actions to Address Drinking Water Quality Fact Sheet February 2013
State Water Board Stay Decision Fact Sheet on Region Three Irrigated Agriculture Order September 2012
Toxicity Assessment and Control in California’s Surface Waters August 2012
Land Use, Pollutants, and Water Quality in California Streams April 2012
Chemicals of Concern Fact Sheets February 2012

Water Rights Last Update
Minimizing the Impacts of Cannabis Cultivation on California Lands and Waterways July 2017
Water Right Holders Likely to Face Curtailment in 2015 February 2015
Temporary Urgency Changes Fact Sheet February 2014
Temporary Water Transfers Fact Sheet February 2014
Temporary Water Right Permits Fact Sheet February 2014
Temporary Urgency Change Order Process Invoked January 2014
State Water Board Process on PG&E Request for Change to Minimum Pinecrest Reservoir Level September 2012
Klamath Hydroelectric Project - Frequently Asked Questions July 2012
Wetlands - Frequently Asked Questions May 2012

Bay-Delta Last Update
Bay-Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix - Water Right Petition Process July 2016
Bay-Delta: Frequently Asked Questions May 2013
Bay-Delta Planning Efforts Fact Sheet April 2013
Water Quality Planning Efforts in the Bay-Delta May 2012

Enforcement Last Update
Allocation of Three Mills of the Petroleum Storage Fee Senate Bill (SB) 445 (Chapter 547, Statutes of 2014) May 9, 2016
Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Fraud Prevention April 2012
Mandatory Minimum Penalty August 2011

Additional Fact Sheets Last Update
Well Destruction and Waste Removal Requirements Prior to Underground Storage Tank Case Closure May 21, 2015
Recent Developments and Changes to the UST Cleanup Fund August 23, 2013
Downloadable State and Regional Boards Brochure May 2013
Resource Alignment Fact Sheet February 14, 2013
2013 Performance Report Fact Sheet September 23, 2013
2012 Performance Report Fact Sheet September 19, 2012
2011 Performance Report Fact Sheet September 2011
2010 Performance Report Fact Sheet September 2010
2009 Performance Report Fact Sheet September 2009
Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Fraud Prevention April 26, 2012
Water Board Achievements 1991-2011 August 2011
Payments Reduced from Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund July 2011
Economic Stimulus Funding May 2011

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