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Introduction

Water Code section 1228.2, subdivision (c) provides that the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Division of Water Rights (Division) shall post the following information on this website:

  1. a summary of the location, nature, and amount of water appropriated pursuant to the water rights registration program; and,
  2. a description of the availability of unappropriated water in those stream systems which may become fully appropriated within the next reporting period.

Amount of Water Appropriated

The table below provides a summary of the location, nature and amount of water appropriated pursuant to the water rights registration program as of June 30, 2017.

County Watershed¹ Amount of Water Appropriated (acre-feet per year)²
Small Domestic Livestock Stockpond Small Irrigation Total
Alameda San Francisco Bay 11.0 23.1   34.1
Amador Upper Cosumnes 12.0     12.0
Upper Mokelumne 9.5 10.0   19.5
Butte Honcut Headwaters-Lower Feather 12.4 10.0   22.4
North Fork Feather 0.3     0.3
Calaveras San Joaquin Delta 10.3     10.3
Upper Calaveras California 46.1     46.1
Upper Mokelumne 0.5     0.5
Upper Stanislaus 5.2 2.0   7.2
Colusa Sacramento-Stone Corral 9.9 151.3   161.2
Contra Costa San Francisco Bay 25.0 5.0   30.0
Del Norte Smith 9.3     9.3
El Dorado North Fork American 16.6 5.0   21.6
South Fork American 33.2     33.2
Upper Cosumnes 21.6 10.0   31.6
Fresno Middle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchilla 1.5     1.5
Upper Dry 3.2     3.2
Glenn Upper Stony 5.3 7.5   12.8
Humboldt Lower Eel 17.5     17.5
Lower Klamath 5.9     5.9
Mad-Redwood 50.0     50.0
Mattole 66.6 6.0 0.6 73.2
South Fork Eel 25.4     25.4
South Fork Trinity 5.0     5.0
Trinity 2.8     2.8
Inyo Crowley Lake 5.0     5.0
Owens Lake 6.0     6.0
Panamint Valley 4.5     4.5
Kern Indian Wells-Searles Valleys 6.1     6.1
Middle Kern-Upper Tehachapi-Grapevine 0.3     0.3
Lake Upper Cache 45.6     45.6
Upper Putah 90.0     90.0
Lassen Honey-Eagle Lakes 5.0     5.0
Madeline Plains 0.2 3.7   3.9
Massacre Lake   11.1   11.1
Los Angeles Antelope-Fremont Valleys 10.4     10.4
Santa Clara 18.5     18.5
Madera Fresno River 21.7 4.2   25.9
Middle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchilla   10.0   10.0
Marin San Pablo Bay 22.3 48.6   70.9
Tomales-Drake Bays 3.8 184.6   188.3
Mariposa Middle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchilla 17.9 111.9   129.8
Upper Merced 2.5     2.5
Mendocino Big-Navarro-Garcia 427.7 39.5 32.0 499.2
Lower Eel 7.0     7.0
Mattole 1.6     1.6
Middle Fork Eel 20.7     20.7
Russian 173.7 89.2 81.3 344.2
South Fork Eel 18.0     18.0
Upper Eel 55.2 44.2   99.4
Modoc Surprise Valley   3.7   3.7
Upper Pit 15.0     15.0
Monterey Central Coastal 81.5 1.9   83.4
Salinas 5.7 2.5   8.2
Napa San Pablo Bay 202.1 27.0 11.6 240.7
Suisun Bay   0.5   0.5
Upper Putah 80.7 14.0   94.7
Nevada Truckee 0.1 0.2   0.3
Upper Bear 13.7     13.7
Upper Yuba 32.2     32.2
Placer Lake Tahoe 1.4     1.4
Lower American 23.8     23.8
North Fork American 6.3     6.3
Truckee 5.5     5.5
Upper Bear 16.0     16.0
Upper Coon-Upper Auburn 4.5 9.9   14.4
Upper Yuba 10.0     10.0
Plumas East Branch North Fork Feather 8.2     8.2
Middle Fork Feather 6.3     6.3
North Fork Feather 3.5     3.5
Sacramento Lower American 5.0     5.0
San Bernardino Ivanpah-Pahrump Valleys 0.2     0.2
Mojave 0.3     0.3
Southern Mojave 14.4     14.4
San Diego San Diego 3.5     3.5
San Joaquin San Joaquin Delta   19.4   19.4
San Luis Obispo Central Coastal 5.0     5.0
Estrella 8.0     8.0
Salinas 41.2 39.8   81.0
San Mateo San Francisco Bay 4.9     4.9
San Francisco Coastal South 32.1 38.0   70.1
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Coastal 7.5     7.5
Santa Ynez 10.0     10.0
Santa Clara Coyote 19.0     19.0
Pajaro 8.5 2.2   10.7
San Francisco Bay   9.7   9.7
Santa Cruz Monterey Bay 5.0     5.0
Shasta Battle Creek 13.7     13.7
Clear Creek-Sacramento River 7.7 6.0   13.7
Cottonwood Creek 8.8 8.3   17.1
Cow Creek 17.1 4.7   21.8
Lower Pit 19.7     19.7
Sierra Middle Fork Feather 3.4     3.4
Truckee 1.8     1.8
Upper Yuba 26.7     26.7
Siskiyou Lower Klamath 45.7     45.7
Sacramento Headwaters 0.4     0.4
Salmon 9.3     9.3
Scott 34.6     34.6
Shasta 3.7     3.7
Upper Klamath 33.1     33.1
Solano Lower Sacramento 10.0 10.0   20.0
San Francisco Bay, Suisun Bay 7.8     7.8
Suisun Bay 1.8 8.9   10.7
Upper Putah 11.2     11.2
Sonoma Gualala-Salmon 43.9 1.4   45.3
Russian 340.6 47.0 20.0 407.6
San Pablo Bay 41.1 59.7 20.0 120.8
Tomales-Drake Bays 24.0 44.3   68.3
Tehama Battle Creek 1.2 8.0   9.2
Big Chico Creek-Sacramento River   1.0   1.0
Cottonwood Creek 18.1 80.4   98.5
Paynes Creek-Sacramento River 20.9 42.7   63.6
Thomes Creek-Sacramento River   21.6   21.6
Thomes Creek-Sacramento River, Paynes Creek-Sacramento River   9.3   9.3
Trinity Lower Eel 14.0     14.0
Mad-Redwood 21.8     21.8
South Fork Trinity 45.1     45.1
Trinity 70.5     70.5
Tulare Upper Kern 1.0     1.0
Tuolumne Upper Tuolumne 1.3     1.3
Yolo Sacramento-Stone Corral 9.4 5.6   15.0
Upper Cache   18.7   18.7
Upper Cache, Sacramento-Stone Corral   0.3   0.3
Upper Putah   13.2   13.2
Yuba Honcut Headwaters-Lower Feather 3.6 8.0   11.6
Upper Bear   10.0   10.0
Upper Yuba 2.5     2.5
Grand Total 2,966.1 1,362.9 165.5 4,494.5
¹Watershed designation is the name of the Hydrologic Unit (8-digit code) of the United States Geological Survey.
²Amount of Water Appropriated is the face value of the registration.

Availability of Unappropriated Water

This section provides a description of the availability of unappropriated water in those stream systems which may become fully appropriated between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

County Stream System Description
Nevada, Placer, Sierra Lake Tahoe and Truckee River Basin Water Rights Decision 1651 provides that the State Water Board should administer water rights with a view towards assuring that water use is consistent with the Interstate Settlement Act (Act). Under provisions of the Act, the Truckee River Operating Agreement has taken effect. Due to the uncertainty regarding the amount of water that will be made available for California water rights, applications in the stream system will be required to perform a water availability analysis to show that water is available for that project.

If a registration is filed with a source of supply on a stream system listed above, the registration will not take effect unless the Division finds that unappropriated water is available for the appropriation proposed in the registration. If the Division finds that unappropriated water is not available to supply the appropriation proposed in the registration, the stream system will be considered for inclusion on the State Water Board’s Declaration of Fully Appropriated Stream Systems.

Water Code section 1205 et seq. provides that the State Water Board, following notice and hearing and upon making specified findings, may adopt, revise, or revoke a declaration that a stream system is fully appropriated. Upon inclusion of a stream system on such a declaration, the State Water Board thereafter is prohibited from accepting for filing any application to appropriate water by permit or registration with a source of supply on the stream system, except that the declaration may specify conditions and limitations under which the State Water Board will accept the filing of applications and registrations.

The State Water Board’s current Declaration of Fully Appropriated Stream Systems is contained in Order WR 98-08 and is available at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/fully_appropriated_streams/