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2015 State Water Board Press Releases

Press Releases/Media Advisories – 2015

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Statewide Survey Finds Fish-Eating Birds at Risk From Mercury in Many California Lakes 12/29/15 Water Quality
State Water Board’s Clean Water Team Offers Free 2016 Online Water Calendar 12/29/15 Water Quality
Most Property Owners and Water Suppliers Comply With Russian River Informational Order; Complaints Issued for the Rest 12/21/15 Water Rights/Enforcement
State Water Board Approves Revised Order to Protect Fish, Delta Salinity, and Public Health and Safety 12/16/15 Water Conservation
State Water Board Authorizes $5 Million to Help Private Well Owners and Small Water Systems 12/15/15 Financial Assistance
$2.4M Judgment Entered Against L.A. World Airports for Underground Storage Tank Violations 12/07/15 Enforcement
Central Valley Water Board Settles With 2 Southern San Joaquin Valley Growers For Failure to Acquire Water Quality Permits 12/03/15 Region 5/Enforcement
California's Cumulative Water Savings Continue to Meet Governor's Ongoing Conservation Mandate 12/01/15 Water Conservation
State Water Board to Announce October Water Conservation Numbers at Dec. 1 Board Meeting 11/24/15 Water Conservation
San Diego Water Board Issues Penalty Against SANDAG for Sediment Pollution from Construction Activities 11/20/15 Region 9/Enforcement
Stanislaus County Property Owners Issued Enforcement Actions with Penalty for Alleged Unauthorized Water Diversion 11/09/15 Water Rights/Enforcement
PG&E Issued Comprehensive Cleanup and Abatement Order for Chromium Remediation Efforts In Hinkley 11/09/15 Region 6/Enforcement
L.A. Regional Water Board Proposes $5.75 Million Penalty Against City of Industry for Water Quality Violations 11/02/15 Region 4/Enforcement
Californians Meet Governor's Water Conservation Mandate for Fourth Consecutive Month 10/30/15 Water Conservation
S.F. Water Board Proposes $290,177 Penalty, Asks St. Helena to Correct Discharge Violations 10/23/15 Region 2/Enforcement
State Water Board Reaches Settlement Agreement With City of Etna Collection System Over Water Code Violation 10/23/15 Enforcement
Lahontan Water Board to Conduct Groundwater Testing for PCE Contamination in South Lake Tahoe 10/21/15 Region 6/Water Quality
San Diego Water Board Issues $848,374 Penalty to Developer for Sediment Pollution 10/19/15 Water Quality Violations
Plymouth Property Owners Issued Draft Cease and Desist Order, Penalty for Unauthorized Diversion of Water 10/13/15 Water Rights/ Enforcement
Trinity County Water Hauler to pay $35,000 for Alleged Unauthorized Water Diversion from Hayfork Creek 10/12/15 Water Rights/ Enforcement
Lahontan Water Board Reaches Settlement Agreement With LADWP Over Water Quality Violations 10/09/15 Region 6/ Enforcement
Central Valley Water Board Adopts Order Regulating Cannabis Cultivation to Protect Water Quality 10/02/15 Region 5/ Water Quality
Californians Continue Meeting Governor’s Water Conservation Mandate 10/01/15 Water Conservation
PW Environmental Pleads No Contest to Grand Theft Charge for Overbilling the State Water Board 09/23/15 Enforcement
State Water Board to Host Final 2015 Free Funding Fair on Infrastructure Projects in Sacramento 09/18/15 Financial Assistance
Water Now Available for Diversion by Senior Water Right Holders on the Sacramento, Feather River and Delta 09/18/15 Water Rights
Contra Costa District Receives "WuHoo" Pollution Prevention Award 09/04/15 Region 2/ Water Quality
Tuolumne County Water Purveyor Faces $224,875 Penalty, Cease and Desist Order for Illegal Diversion and Bulk Delivery of Water 09/01/15 Water Rights Enforcement
North Coast Regional Water Board Starts Public Comment Period for Draft Russian River Bacterial TMDL08/28/15 Region 1/ Water Quality
State Water Board to Host Free Funding Fair on Infrastructure Projects in Watsonville 08/28/15 Financial Assistance
California Water Use Drops 31.3 percent, Exceeds 25 Percent Mandate for July 08/27/15 Water Conservation
San Diego Water Board Cracks Down on Over Watering that Leads to Pollution08/18/15 Region 9/ Water Conservation
North Coast Regional Water Board Adopts Order for Cannabis Cultivation and Similar Activities 08/13/15 Region 1/ Water Quality
Key Study Launched to Understand Increased Algae Growth in Lake Tahoe08/12/15 Region 6/ Water Quality
Central Valley Water Board Starts Public Comment Period for Draft General Order Requiring Environmental Rules for Marijuana Cultivation 08/10/15 Region 5/ Water Quality
State Water Board Approves General Order for Composting Operations 08/04/15 Water Quality
Central Coast Water Board Takes Enforcement Action 08/03/15 Region 3/ Enforcement
SaveWater.CA.Gov Launched to Help Communities Identify Water Waste 07/30/15 Water Conservation
California Water Use Drops 27.3 Percent, Exceeds 25 Percent Mandate for June 07/30/15 Water Conservation
State Water Board to Host Free Funding Fair on Infrastructure Projects in Truckee 07/28/15 Financial Assistance
Underground Storage Tank Violations Result in $1.35M Judgment Against S.F. Municipal Transportation Agency 07/27/15 Enforcement
North Coast Regional Water Board Reaches $25,000 Settlement over Sediment Discharges in Mendocino County 07/22/15 Region 1/ Enforcement
Byron-Bethany Irrigation District Served with Draft Administrative Civil Liability, $1.5 Million Penalty 07/20/15 Water Rights/ Enforcement
Trinity County Property Owner Issued Draft Cease and Desist Order for Unauthorized Water Diversion, Bulk Water Delivery 07/17/15 Water Rights/ Enforcement
Water Boards Schedule Informational Meeting on Sproul Creek Cannabis Inspections 07/17/15 Region 1/ Water Quality
West Side Irrigation District Issued Draft Cease and Desist Order for Unauthorized Diversion 07/16/15 Water Rights/ Enforcement
State Water Board Reissues Water Unavailability Notification Letters Following Court Action 07/15/15 Water Rights
State Water Board Issues Statement on West Side Irrigation District Court Challenge
  See the Superior Court of California decision
07/10/15 Water Rights
Los Angeles Water Board Action Speeds City of Oxnard Recycled Water Effort to provide non potable water to local Agriculture 07/09/15 Region 4/ Water Conservation
Board Adopts Requirements for Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas Well Stimulation 07/07/15 Water Quality
State Reduces Water Use by Nearly 29 Percent In Advance of June Conservation Mandates 07/01/15 Water Conservation
Water Right Curtailment Update, Merced and Upper San Joaquin Rivers 06/26/15 Water Rights
Statement Issued on Clear Lake Concerns Following Signing of State Budget 06/24/15 Water Quality
State Water Board Presents Safe Drinking Water Plan to California Legislature 06/19/15 Drinking Water
Emergency Regulation to Protect Coho Salmon and Steelhead Approved on Russian River Tributaries 06/17/15 Water Rights
State Water Board Adopts Order Providing Framework for Stormwater Capture and Use in Los Angeles 06/16/15 Water Quality
Drought Conditions Force Difficult Management Decisions For Sacramento River Temperatures
  Also see USBR's "Shasta Temperature Management Plan"
06/16/15 Water Quality
State Water Board Approves Amended Guidelines to Water Recycling Funding Program 06/16/15 Financial Assistance
Visalia Dairy Fined $34,650 for Failing to Provide Annual Report to Assess the Impacts of Dairy Operations on Water Quality 06/12/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
Senior Water Rights Curtailed in Delta, San Joaquin & Sacramento Watersheds 06/12/15 Water Rights
Central Valley Water Board Imposes $297,400 Penalty for Water Quality Violations Associated with Marijuana Cultivation 06/12/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
A Greener Globe Corporation Receives $677,531 Penalty for Failure to Provide Monitoring Reports on Roseville Landfill 06/09/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
Proposed Emergency Regulation in Four Russian River Tributary Watersheds 06/06/15 Water Conservation
San Diego Water Board Approves $430,851 Settlement Agreement with Encinitas for Storm Water Violations 06/02/15 Region 9/ Enforcement
Urban Water Conservation Improves in April Ahead of June 25 Percent Conservation Mandate 06/02/15 Water Conservation
April Per Capita, Water Use Numbers and Enforcement Data to Be Released June 2 by the State Water Board 06/01/15 Water Conservation
State Water Board DROPS Program Awards $30 Million to Schools to Promote Stormwater Capture 05/29/15 Water Conservation
State Water Board Approves Voluntary Cutback Program for Delta Riparian Water Rights 05/22/15 Water Rights
Los Angeles County Flood Control District receives $99,000 Penalty for Violating Clean Water Act 05/19/15 Region 4/ Enforcement
State Water Board Approves $19 Million for Interim Emergency Drinking Water and Drought-Related Projects 05/19/15 Financial Assistance
State Water Board Files Complaint Against Ami Adini & Associates for Alleging Fraud Against Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund 05/14/15 Enforcement
Central Valley Water Board Issues Pair of Penalties to Madera County Growers for failing to Acquire Water Quality Permits 05/12/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
State Water Board Addresses Environmental Concerns In New Desalination Facility Standards 05/06/15 Water Quality
State Water Board Adopts 25 Percent Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation 05/05/15 Water Conservation
State Water Board to Conduct Public Meeting and Consider Amendment that Establishes a Desalination Operations Policy 05/05/15 Water Quality
North Coast Water Board to Hold Workshop May 7 on Marijuana Cultivation 05/04/15 Water Quality
State Water Board Curtails Sacramento River, Delta Junior Water Rights 05/01/15 Water Rights
State Water Board to Host Free Funding Fair on Infrastructure Projects in Tulare 04/30/15 Financial Assistance
State Water Board Approves Petition to Allow Water Transfers South of the Delta 04/27/15 Water Rights
Turlock Dairy Fined $73,710 for Failing to Provide Annual Reports to Assess the Impacts of Dairy Operations on Water Quality 04/27/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
Curtailment Notices Sent to Junior Water Right Holders in San Joaquin Watershed; Notices for Scott River Water Rights Also Sent 04/23/15 Water Rights
Settlement Reached With University of California Regents for Underground Storage Tank Violations and Natural Resource Damages 04/23/15 Enforcement
Central Valley Water Board Issues $440,000 Penalty to Recology at Yuba Sutter Landfill 04/21/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
State Water Board Adopts Statewide Water Quality Objective for Trash and Implementation Requirements 04/08/15 Water Quality
Urban Water Conservation Plummets in February 04/07/15 Water Conservation
February Per Capita & Water Use Numbers to be Released April 7 by the State Water Board 04/06/15 Water Conservation
Lahontan Regional Water Board and ARCO Settle Leviathan Mine Superfund Lawsuit 04/03/15 Region 6/ Enforcement
State Water Board Warns That Water Right Curtailments Are Coming Soon 04/03/15 Water Rights
State Water Board to Host Free Funding Fair on Infrastructure Projects in San Diego 03/30/15 Financial Assistance
Eastern San Joaquin Watershed Landowners Face Proposed Fines for Discharging Irrigated Land Waste Without a Permit 03/30/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
Ninety British Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Sites Banned from Cleanup Reimbursement Following Legal Settlement 03/19/15 Enforcement
State Water Board Re-Adopts Emergency Regulations for Minimum Fish Flow Protections and Water Rights Reporting 03/17/15 Water Rights
Long Beach Issued $2.5 Million Penalty for Violating 2010 Consent Judgment in Underground Storage Tank Case 03/17/15 Enforcement
State Water Board Expands and Extends Emergency Water Conservation Regulation 03/17/15 Water Conservation
State Water Resources Control Board to Consider Adopting Expanded Emergency Water Conservation Regulation March 17 03/16/15 Water Conservation
Public Workshop to Address the Effects of Climate Change on Water Quality in the Central Valley 03/12/15 Region 5/ Water Quality
State Water Board Revises Order for State and Federal Water Project Operations During Drought 03/06/15 Water Rights
Urban Water Conservation Drops from 22 Percent to Near 9 Percent in January 03/03/15 Water Conservation
January Per Capita & Water Use Numbers to Be Released March. 3 by the State Water Board 03/02/15 Water Conservation
Russian River Growers Join Water Demand Management Programs for Frost Protection Diversions 02/13/15 Water Rights
State Water Board Streamlines Process to Apply for Drinking Water Funds 02/06/15 Drinking Water
State Water Board Orders More Information from Diverters Claiming Senior Delta Water Rights 02/04/15 Water Rights
San Diego Water Board Reaches $286,324 Settlement with Scripps Mesa Developers for Storm Water Violations 02/04/15 Region 9/ Enforcement
State Water Board Addresses State and Federal Water Projects Petition to Conserve Water During Drought Conditions 02/03/15 Water Conservation
State Urban Water Users Exceed 20 Percent Conservation Goal for December 02/03/15 Water Conservation
Turlock Dairy Faces Proposed Fine of $73,710 for Failing to Provide Annual Reports 02/03/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
December Per Capita & Water Use Numbers to Be Released Feb. 3 by the State Water Board 02/02/15 Water Conservation
Central Coast Water Board Approves Santa Barbara Desalination Permit 02/02/15 Region 3/ Water Quality
Staff Report on Ways to Improve State's Oversight of Water Right Systems During Drought Cycles Released for Public Review 01/30/15 Water Rights
Madera County Landowners Face Proposed Fines for Discharging Irrigated Land Waste Without a Permit 01/30/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
Central Valley Water Board Proposes $440,440 Penalty for Water Quality Issues at Yuba-Sutter Landfill 01/29/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
Central Valley Water Board Proposes $677,531 Penalty for Water Quality Issues at Roseville Landfill Site 01/28/15 Region 5/ Enforcement
Multi-agency Cannabis Pilot Project Finishes Successful Three-Day Inspection of Marijuana Grows in Eel River Watershed 01/23/15 Enforcement/ Water Quality
Central Coast Water Board Approves Financial Element of Drought Project 01/16/15 Region 3/ Water Conservation
State Water Board Reports Improvement in Urban Water Conservation Rates for November 01/06/15 Water Conservation
November Per Capita & Water Use Numbers to Be Released Jan. 6 by the State Water Board 01/05/15 Water Conservation
State Water Board's Clean Water Team Offers Free Online Calendar 01/05/15 State Water Board



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