Press Releases/Media Advisories – 2022

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DESCRIPTION DATE CATEGORY Comunicado de Prensa en Español
Fine proposed against cannabis cultivators for runoff that threatens Mad River water quality
The accused failed to obtain permit to grow cannabis commercially
06/24/2022 Region 1 / Enforcement  
Worsening conditions prompt readoption of drought emergency regulation for Scott and Shasta Rivers 06/21/2022 General  
New statewide emergency water conservation regulation now in effect 06/14/2022 General  
K&A Farms LLC agreement to pay $38,225 penalty 06/06/2022 Region 3  
State Water Board approves Voluntary Water Sharing Agreement in Russian River Watershed 06/07/2022 Water Rights  
State Water Board adopts emergency water conservation regulation
Regulation to boost water savings starting in June
05/24/2022 General  
Vineyard developers face $3.75 million fine for harming streams, wetlands in Sonoma County 05/24/2022 Region 1  
San Francisco Bay Water Board names Eileen White as new executive officer 05/20/2022 Region 2  
State Water Board releases draft emergency water conservation regulation
Regulations would boost water savings starting in June
05/13/2022 General  
Continuing drought prompts readoption of emergency curtailment regulation in Russian River
State Water Board revises and renews existing regulation
05/10/2022 Water Rights  
California holds Boeing accountable for cleanup at toxic Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Comprehensive framework sets stage for stringent cleanup of Boeing’s areas of responsibility at the site
05/09/2022 Region 4 / Water Quality  
As drought strains supply, report describes challenges to providing safe drinking water 05/06/2022 Sacramento  
Central Coast Water Board Allocates $5.9 million from PG&E Settlement
Funds will support high priority water quality projects in the Central Coast
04/22/2022 Region 3  
State Water Board staff proposes readoption of emergency drought regulation in Bay-Delta
Regulation would refine method for determining water unavailabislity
04/19/2022 Water Rights  
State Water Board announces member updates
Nichole Morgan confirmed; Dorene D’Adamo reappointed
04/18/2022 General  
Desert Water Agency agrees to pay $181,947 penalty for sewage collection system spill
Colorado River Basin Regional Board approves settlement
04/12/2022 Region 8 / Enforcement  
Proposed standard for Hexavalent chromium prioritizes public health, achievable path to water treatment
Board seeks public input on new maximum contaminant level
03/21/2022 Drinking Water  
$5.5 million SAFER grant expands well testing, offers treatment for rural residents near Modesto 03/17/2022 Drinking Water  
San Diego Water Board approves nation’s first ocean desalination facility that eliminates harm to fish
Subsurface slant wells draw water beneath ocean floor
03/10/2022 Region 9 / Water Quality  
State Provides $301 million in Pandemic-Related Water Utility Debt Relief for Californians
With 100% of eligible drinking water debt covered, program now transitions to help relieve wastewater debt
03/08/2022 Drinking Water  
State Water Board adopts emergency water use regulations to boost drought resilience
Despite early winter storms, California remains in a drought
01/04/2022 General