Press Releases/Media Advisories – 2018

Trinity River Diverter Settles for $10,000 Fine for Deliberate Misstatements on Water Diversion and Use Reports 12/27/18 Water Rights Enforcement
San Francisco Water Board’s new Executive Officer Brings Land, Sea and Air Environmental Experience 12/21/18 Region 2 / Water Quality
State Water Boards Release Tenth Web-based Performance Report That Showcases Data Storytelling 12/13/18 Water Quality
State Water Board Adopts Bay-Delta Plan Update for the Lower San Joaquin River and Southern Delta 12/12/18 Water Rights
State Water Board Updates Policy to Encourage Recycled Water Use as Resource to Address Effects of Climate Change 12/11/18 Water Quality
State Water Board Launches Online Map Showing Which Community Water Systems Have Lead Fittings 12/06/18 Drinking Water
State Water Resources Control Board Delays Final Decision on Updated Flow Objectives for the San Joaquin River 11/07/18 Water Rights
State Water Board Funds To Be Used For Vital Erosion Control After Record-setting Mendocino Complex Fire 11/07/18 Water Quality
Ocean Protection Council Seeks Proposals to Increase Marine Life in Areas Affected by Once-Through Cooling Technology 11/01/18 Water Quality
Los Angeles County to Serve as Temporary Administrator of Sativa Water District in Compton 10/31/18 Water Quality
Hundreds of School Districts Still Eligible For $9.5 Million Of Drinking Water Grants 10/25/18 Drinking Water
Addressing Vital Erosion Control after Carr Fire Focus of $9 million in State Water Board Funding 09/18/18 Water Quality
State Water Board to Help Showcase Cultural and Environmental Awareness During California Native American Day Sept. 28 Events are Free and Public is Invited 09/27/18 Office of Public Participation
San Diego Regional Water Board Files Lawsuit Over Tijuana River Discharges 09/05/18 Water Quality
State Water Board Reminds the Public to be Aware of Harmful Algal Blooms this Holiday Weekend 08/31/18 Water Quality
Statement by State Water Board on Continuation of Action to Nov. 7 08/22/18 Water Rights
Veteran Water Boards Executive Named as Colorado River Water Board Executive Officer 07/26/18 Region 7 / Water Quality
Cyanobacteria Warning Issued for North Coast Rivers and Lakes 07/20/18 Region 1 / Water Quality
Environmental Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund 07/18/18 Enforcement
State Water Board Releases Guidelines for Testing and Reporting PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water 07/13/18 Drinking Water
State Water Board Adopts Open Data Resolution - Commits to Improved Access to Water Data that Informs Regulatory and Operational Decisions on the Future of Water in California 07/10/18 Water Quality
State Water Board Seeks Public Comment on Final Draft Bay-Delta Plan Update for the Lower San Joaquin River and Southern Delta 07/06/18 Water Rights
San Diego Water Board Accepts Orange County Stormwater Plan for San Juan Watershed Area 06/28/18 Region 9 / Water Quality
Improving First Response to Harmful Algal Blooms Focus of Lahontan Water Board Workshop 06/26/18 Region 6 / Water Quality
Governor Brown’s State Water Board Appointee Dorene D’Adamo Confirmed by State Senate 06/19/18 Drinking Water
Has Your School’s Drinking Water Been Tested for Lead? New Online Maps Show Results for Lead Testing at Public Schools 06/18/18 Drinking Water
Pardee Homes Fined $291,286 by San Diego Water Board for Allowing Sediment to Run Uncontrolled During Storms 06/07/18 Water Quality
Judge Denies Housing Developer’s Bid to Overturn $595,367 San Diego Water Board Fine 05/25/18 Water Quality
Harmful Algal Bloom Season Beginning in California’s Lakes, Rivers and Streams 05/24/18 Water Quality
State Water Board Takes Action Against Unauthorized Napa River Diversion 05/15/18 Division of Water Rights / Enforcement
Attorney General Becerra and San Diego Water Board: We’re Ready to File Suit Over Public Health Threats Posed by Tijuana River Sewage 05/14/18 Water Quality
Siskiyou County Drinking Water Operators Lose Licenses Following False Reporting of Public Water Test Results 04/30/18 Drinking Water
New Study Advances the Science of Measuring Crop Water Use in California’s Delta 04/23/18 Delta Watermaster
Central Valley Water Board Issues Penalty to Kern County Grower for Failing to Acquire Water Quality Permit 04/20/18 Region 5 / Enforcement
$2.2 Million Settlement Reached in 2015 Hyperion Treatment Plant Sewage Spill 04/19/18 Region 4 / Enforcement
High E. coli Levels at Lower American River the Focus of Central Valley Water Board Testing
Additional Monitoring to be Conducted in High Risk Areas
04/17/18 Water Quality
North Coast Regional Water Board and Caltrans Reach $2 Million Settlement for Discharges to Haehl Creek in Willits 04/12/18 Region 1 / Enforcement
Governor Brown's State Water Board Appointee E. Joaquin Esquivel Confirmed by State Senate 04/03/18 State Water Board
Public Comment Sought on Proposed Salt and Nitrate Control Program for Central Valley Surface and Groundwater Resources 03/30/18 Region 5
Los Angeles Water Board Names Deborah Smith as New Executive Officer 03/26/18 Region 4
State Water Board Adopts Regulations for Augmenting Reservoirs with Treated Recycled Water 03/06/18 Water Conservation
Comment Period Extended for Permanent Regulations to Prohibit Wasteful Water Uses 02/20/18 Water Conservation
Central Valley Water Board Issues Penalty to Modoc County Grower for failing to Acquire Water Quality Permit 02/13/18 Region 5 / Enforcement
Central Valley Water Board Names Patrick Pulupa as New Executive Officer 02/08/18 Region 5
State Water Board Adopts Agricultural Order for Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed 02/07/18 Water Quality
East Porterville Water Supply Project Connects 755 Homes 02/07/18 Drinking Water
State Water Boards Issue Ninth Web-based Performance Report 02/06/18 Water Quality
Mandatory Lead Sampling Program for Public Schools Now in Effect 01/16/18 Drinking Water