State Water Board - Telemetry Requirements

Telemetry Requirements

By January 1, 2020, diverters who meet one of the following threshold requirements shall provide telemetered diversion data via a public website that displays the data on at least a daily basis, and that is updated weekly, at minimum:

  1. Diverts more than 10,000 acre-feet annually; or
  2. Owns or operates a reservoir or pond with a storage capacity of 10,000 acre-feet or more; or
  3. Diverts during the period from June 1 through September 30, and directly diverts more than 30 cubic feet per second at any time.

The diversion thresholds listed in bullets 1 and 3 above apply to all rights, claimed rights, or combinations of rights and claimed rights to divert from a single or shared point of diversion if the sum of such rights or claimed rights meets the threshold criteria.

Data shall be maintained in a format retrievable and viewable using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access or other software program authorized by the Division.

The Deputy Director may also establish additional areas where telemetry is required in accordance with Paragraph 4 of Section 933 of the California Code of Regulations.  The deputy director has not established any additional areas for telemetry requirements for this reporting cycle.

Additional information about telemetry data reporting is available on the record-keeping and reporting.