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Water Right's Records Unit

Beginning November 15, 2010, the Division of Water Rights Records Unit will be implementing a new, centralized email address for all records viewing appointments and reproduction requests.

To make an appointment to view records, please contact the Records Unit at (916) 341-5421 or email at: dwr@waterboards.ca.gov.

Statements of Water Diversion and Use

The Division of Water Rights is in the process of scanning and posting copies of Statements of Water Diversion and Use (Statements) on its web page. Anyone who diverts or uses surface water is required to file a Statement with the State Water Board, unless the diversion and use is exempt from filing. Exemptions from filing are identified in Water Code section 5101.

You must know the number of the Statement that you are interested in to view it. If you do not know the number, you can look it up on the Water Rights database.

Due to budget restrictions, you cannot currently view the document from eWRIMS, but must use the index of Statements of Water Diversion and Use. The format for the index of Statements of Water Division and Use is SXXXXXX where XXXXXX is the six-digit number assigned to the Statement. Not all Statements are currently posted. More will be available as they are scanned. If you need to review a copy of a Statement that is not posted, please contact the Division of Water Rights at (916) 341-5421 to obtain a copy.