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Current Projects

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Hearings to be Scheduled

  • Mike Passalaqua and Peder Hoy: ACL-CDO Hearing
    The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to impose Administrative Civil Liability (ACL) and adopt a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) against Mike Passalaqua and Peder Hoy for failure to provide required information and for unauthorized diversions from the Tuolumne River, Stanislaus County.
  • Russian River Tributaries CDO and ACL Hearings
    The State Water Resources Control Board will hold hearings to receive evidence relevant to determining: 1) whether to adopt, with or without revision, draft Cease and Desist Orders for alleged violations of the requirements of an Enhanced Water Conservation regulation; or 2) whether to impose administrative civil liability, and in what amount, for alleged violations of an Enhanced Water Conservation regulation.
  • Loren and Dolores Ohm: CDO Hearing
    The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to adopt, with or without revision, a draft Cease and Desist Order (CDO) against Loren and Dolores Ohm – San Joaquin River in San Joaquin County
  • Eddie Vierra Farms: CDO Hearing
    The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to adopt, with or without revision, a draft Cease and Desist Order (CDO) against Eddie Vierra Farms - Burns Cutoff, Middle River and Trapper Slough in San Joaquin County

Scheduled Hearings

  • Reginald Hindley - Administrative Civil Liability Hearing - Russian River Tributary
    The State Water Board will hold a hearing to receive relevant evidence to be considered in determining whether to adopt an order imposing administrative civil liability against Reginald Hindley for Failure to provide information required under Order WR 2015-0026-DWR: Order for Additional Information in the Matter of Diversion of Water from Dutch Bill Creek, Green Valley Creek, Portions of Mark West Creek, and Mill Creek Watersheds
  • California WaterFix Water Right Change Petition Hearing and Pre-Hearing Conference
    The State Water Board will hold a hearing to receive relevant evidence to be considered in determining whether to approve, subject to terms and conditions, a joint petition filed by the Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to change certain water rights for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project, respectively, related to the California WaterFix Project, formerly part of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan or BDCP. The State Water Board will also hold a pre-hearing conference to organize the conduct of the hearing.
  • Byron-Bethany Irrigation District: ACL Hearing
    The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to impose administrative civil liability for unauthorized diversion of water against the Bryon-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID) - Intake Channel to the Banks Pumping Plant (formerly Italian Slough) Contra Costa County
  • West Side Irrigation District: CDO Hearing
    The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to adopt, with or without revision, a draft Cease and Desist Order (CDO) against West Side Irrigation District - Old River tributary to San Joaquin River in San Joaquin County.

Postponed Hearings (Pending Rescheduling or Cancellation)

  • George Speckman Testamentary Trust: CDO Hearing
    The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to adopt, with or without revision, a draft Cease and Desist Order (CDO) against George Speckman Testamentary Trust - Whiskey Slough in San Joaquin County.
  • Nancy K. Donovan & Stephen J. Peters: ACL-CDO Hearing
    The State Water Board will hold a hearing to receive evidence to determine whether to impose Administrative Civil Liability (ACL) and adopt a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) against Nancy K. Donovan & Stephen J. Peters regarding unauthorized diversion of water and failure to file a Statement of Water Diversion and Use - Unnamed Stream tributary to Maple Creek thence Rancheria Creek thence Navarro River in Mendocino County.
  • Woods Irrigation Company: CDO Re-Opener Hearing
    Pursuant to State Water Board Order WR 2012-0012, the State Water Resources Control Board has postponed holding a hearing for the limited purpose of allowing the Woods’ customers in the Woods service area to supplement the evidentiary record with evidence of water rights held by the Woods’ customers - Middle River in San Joaquin County

Completed Hearings (Order/Decision Pending)

  • G. Scott Fahey and Sugar Pine Spring Water LP: ACL-CDO Hearing
    The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to impose Administrative Civil Liability (ACL) and adopt a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) against G. Scott Fahey and Sugar Pine Spring Water LP, both relating to the alleged unauthorized diversions from springs tributary to the Tuolumne River in Tuolumne County.
  • Cachuma Project Hearing
    The State Water Board held Phase II of a hearing regarding the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation water rights Permits (Application 11331 and 11332) to determine whether any modifications in permit terms or conditions are necessary to protect public trust values and downstream water rights on the Santa Ynez River below Bradbury Dam (Cachuma Reservoir) … The purpose of this hearing is to assist the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board or Board) in determining whether the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Consideration of Modifications to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Water Right Permits 11308 and 11310 to Protect Public Trust Values and Downstream Water Rights on the Santa Ynez River below Bradbury Dam (Final EIR) should be entered into the administrative record for Phase 2 of the Cachuma hearing Santa Barbara County.
  • El Sur Ranch Hearing
    The State Water Board held a hearing to receive evidence to be considered in determining whether it should conditionally approve Application 30166 submitted by James J. Hill III for El Sur Ranch (Ranch) - Big Sur River in Monterey County.
  • Mussi et al: CDO Hearing
    The State Water Resources Control Board held a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to adopt, with or without revision, a draft Cease and Desist Order (CDO) against Rudy Mussi, Toni Mussi and Lori C. Mussi Investment LP - Middle River in San Joaquin County.
  • Pak & Young: CDO Hearing
    The State Water Resources Control Board held a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to adopt, with or without revision, a draft Cease and Desist Order (CDO) against Yong Pak and Sun Young – Duck Slough in San Joaquin County.
  • Stornetta Family Trust and Newton Dal Poggetto (trustee): ACL-CDO Hearing
    The State Water Board held a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining: 1) whether to impose administrative civil liability for unauthorized diversion of water and for failure to file a required statement of water diversion and 2) whether to adopt a draft cease and desist order against Stornetta Family Trust and Newton Dal Poggetto, in his capacity as trustee of the Stornetta Family Trust (referred to collectively as Dal Poggetto)- Unnamed Stream tributary to Napa River in Napa County.

Completed Hearings (Adopted Order/Decision Pending Reconsideration)

  • Consolidated Place of Use Petition Hearing - The State Water Board held a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to the approve California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and United States Bureau of Reclamation's (USBR) petition to consolidate the authorized place of use of the USBR’s permits and license to include the State Water Project (SWP) authorized place of use downstream of the Barker Slough and Harvey Banks Pumping Plants, and the DWR permits to include the Central Valley Project (CVP) and Friant authorized places of use downstream of the confluence of the Sacramento and Feather Rivers.
  • Modification of Order WR 2006-0006 Hearing
    The purpose of this hearing was for the State Water Resources Control Board to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to modify the Cease and Desist Order issued against the Department of Water Resources and the United States Bureau of Reclamation in Part A of State Water Board Order WR 2006-0006

Special Projects

  • None at this time.