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On August 26, 2015, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) submitted a joint petition for change in water right permit conditions (Petition) to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project to add points of diversion of water on the Sacramento River associated with the California WaterFix Project (California WaterFix). On September 24, 2015, DWR submitted an application for water quality certification under section 401 of the Clean Water Act (401 Application) to the State Water Board for the California WaterFix. On October 30, 2015, the State Water Board issued a combined public notice for the Petition and an evidentiary hearing on the Petition and a separate public notice for the 401 Application. The Notice of Public Hearing was revised on March 25, 2016 and May 11, 2016 to accommodate a change in the hearing schedule. In light of the fact that a hearing on the petition is now underway, the prohibition against ex parte (i.e., "off-the-record") communications to the State Water Board Members concerning substantive and controversial procedural issues related to the Petition is in effect.

For additional information, please see the Fact Sheet (Revised 07/21/2016) and click on the links below or visit the Department of Water Resources California WaterFix website.

  • Water Right Change - Information regarding the California WaterFix water right change petition and hearing. If you have questions regarding the water right change petition and associated hearing for the California WaterFix, you may contact the California WaterFix hearing team at (916) 319-0960 or CWFhearing@waterboards.ca.gov.

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  • Watch video and/or audio webcasts of the California WaterFix Hearing on the CalEPA Live Webcasts page.

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