Basin Planning Program

Basin Planning

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Recent Public Notices

Basin Plan Amendments adopted by the Regional Water Board and Undergoing State Water Board, Office of Administrative Law and/or US Environmental Protection Agency

Basin Plans

Water Quality Control Plan for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins

  • Chapters 1 through 5 (rev July 2016)
    This is a complete version of the current basin plan. If you are updating an earlier version of the fourth edition, you may use the following sets of revised pages to replace pages from your earlier version:
    • Revised Pages, September 2004
      These are the pages that have been revised between September 1998 and September 2004. Use these pages to update the September 1998 version of the fourth edition.
    • Revised Pages, August 2006
      These are the pages that have been revised between September 2004 and August 2006. Use these pages to update the September 2004 version of the fourth edition. Please note that there is a new appendix which must be downloaded separately: Appendix 41
    • Revised Pages, February 2007
      These are the pages that have been revised between August 2006 and February 2007. Use these pages to update the August 2006 version of the fourth edition.
    • Revised Pages, October 2007
      These are the pages that have been revised between February 2007 and October 2007. Use these pages to update the February 2007 version of the fourth edition. Please note that there is a new appendix which must be downloaded separately: Appendix 42
    • Revised Pages, September 2009
      These are the pages that have been revised between October 2007 and September 2009. Use these pages to update the October 2007 version of the fourth edition.
    • Revised Pages, October 2011
      These are the pages that have been revised between September 2009 and October 2011. Use these pages to update the September 2009 version of the fourth edition. Please note that there is a new appendix which must be downloaded separately: Appendix 43
    • Revised Pages, June 2015
      These are the pages that have been revised between October 2011 and June 2015. Use these pages to update the October 2011 version of the fourth edition.
    • Revised Pages, April 2016
      These are the pages that have been revised between June 2015 and April 2016. Use these pages to update the June 2015 version of the fourth edition. Please note that there is a new appendix which must be downloaded separatley:
    • Revised Pages, July 2016
      These are the pages that have been revised between April 2016 and July 2016. Use these pages to update the April 2016 version of the fourth edition.
  • Appendix, Part 1
  • Appendix, Part 2
  • USEPA Action Letter on Amendments to the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers Basin Plan
    This letter contains USEPA approvals and disapprovals, pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act, of amendments contained in the 2nd and 3rd Editions of the Basin Plan for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins.
  • Triennial Review Workplan
    Adopted by the Regional Board on 16 April 2015 in Resolution No. R5-2015-0020. For more information, contact Betty Yee at (916) 464-4643 or by email at betty.yee@waterboards.ca.gov.

Water Quality Control Plan for the Tulare Lake Basin

Triennial Reviews

Region-wide Basin Planning Efforts

Basin Plan Amendments Associated with Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

Basin Plan amendments are also proposed in association with TMDLs developed to address impaired water bodies. This link takes you to a list of TMDLs (water body and pollutant pairs) currently being worked on by Regional Board staff, where you can find more information on these Basin Plan amendments.

Amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins

Amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Tulare Lake Basin

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