Natural Resources and Science
News articles ranging from water and energy issues, and restoration projects to science and technology are found here.
Filing the Initial Statement of Water Diversion and Use
The player below contains an interview done by Community Journalist Bob Froehlich with Bob Rinker from the California State Water Resources Control Board that discusses the details of completing the "Statement of Water Diversion and Use." The completed form is due July 1, 2010 and should be postmarked by June 30. Questions may also be answered by calling: 916-341-5431 and Bob Rinker can be reached directly at: 916-322-3143.
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In November 2009, the California Legislature adopted significant changes to California water law in an attempt to ensure water delivery during drought conditions to the domestic and agriculture needs in the south portion of the state. This introductory article attempts to highlight the issues at play that have moved this legislation forward. It also introduces the November 2010 Water Bond that Californians will vote on in November 2010.