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Hearing Proceedings Regarding Petition Filed by the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Requesting Changes in Water Rights for the California WaterFix Project

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is holding a hearing to receive evidence relevant to determining whether the State Water Board should approve, subject to terms and conditions, a joint petition filed by the California Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) to add three new points of diversion and/or points of rediversion of water to specified water right permits for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project associated with the California WaterFix Project (California WaterFix). The hearing will also inform the consideration of an application for a water quality certification pursuant to Clean Water Act section 401 for California WaterFix.

The California WaterFix is the subject of an evidentiary hearing. Accordingly, the prohibition against ex parte (i.e., "off-the-record") communications to the State Water Board Members concerning substantive and controversial procedural issues related to California WaterFix is now in effect. For information on water right evidentiary hearings please see The Hearing Process web page. For additional information regarding ex parte communications, please see the Office of Chief Counsel memorandum and attached document entitled "Ex Parte Questions and Answers".

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