Office of the Delta Watermaster

Statements of Water Diversions and Use

In November 2009, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill X7 8 repealing Water Code Section 5108, eliminating many of the exemptions to file a statement of water diversion, and increasing filing penalties. The bill will require monthly records of water diversions beginning on and after January 1, 2012. The measurements of the diversion must be based on “best available technologies”and “best professional practices”.

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