Water Rights Enforcement: Notices of Violation (NOVs)

Before the Board imposes Cease and Desist Orders or financial penalties for water rights violations, we alert violators of the problem and give them the opportunity to comply. This alert is officially called a Notice of Violation or NOV. Many violators require no further enforcement action beyond an NOV. For information about other water rights enforcement steps, follow the Information Order, CDO, and ACL links below.

Cannabis Enforcement

Water Right Holder Notice of Violation
Jonathan Lewis May 22, 2024
Sheng Hua Huang May 01, 2024
John or Westley Fithian April 29, 2024
Victorino Birrueta Montejano April 29, 2024
Diego Pulido April 29, 2024
Juan M Gonzalez April 29, 2024
Brandon Strasser April 24, 2024
Hipolito or Dolores Guzman April 24, 2024
Jose Guillermo Mendoza April 19, 2024
HLNWCN LLC April 19, 2024
Danny Ballard April 16, 2024
Douglas Delarge April 12, 2024
Laurence Sharon A Living Trust March 15, 2024
Jerry J. Wilkins March 11, 2024
Silviano Sarmiento Viscanio and Noe Viscanio Rodriguez March 04, 2024
Tom Warne February 14, 2024
Kristie Carr, Elizabeth Reilly, Steven Keller and Joseph Dorger: February 09, 2024
Alan Root February 02, 2024
Dionna Leffler January 29, 2024
Steve Travis January 29, 2024
Malachi Herrera January 25, 2024
Louis S Frankel January 19, 2024
Armando Dominguez January 16, 2024
Javier Soto January 3, 2024
Marcus Green December 20, 2023
Kim LaBruno December 20, 2023
Hugo Arteaga December 20, 2023
George E. Unsworth and James P Cotter December 13, 2023
Ignacio Alvarez December 13, 2023
Felix Oscar and The Felix Trust 2020 December 06, 2023
Felix Oscar and The Felix Trust 2020 December 06, 2023
William Paulsin December 1, 2023
Evan Kouchalakos December 1, 2023
Anthony Luccketta November 30, 2023
James Law and Harvey Virgin November 22, 2023
Peter Herrman November 21, 2023
Kristie Carr November 21, 2023
John Griffith November 2, 2023
Armando Dominguez November 01, 2023
Smith October 26, 2023
R&P Investments LLC. October 26, 2023
Theron Peterson October 25, 2023
Saabedra October 24, 2023
Neil Gatson October 19, 2023
Juan Milanez October 19, 2023
Val and William Johnson October 19, 2023
Dan Larue October 18, 2023
Dangelo October 18, 2023
Anderson October 10, 2023
Carrillo October 10, 2023
Goldschmied October 10, 2023
Mandel October 10, 2023
Wood October 10, 2023
Christie Divine October 10, 2023
Rafael Villalobos October 9, 2023
MLT REAL ESTATE LLC October 04, 2023
Jason Anderson October 04, 2023
Evan Henshaw-Plath October 04, 2023
Vizcaino October 4, 2023
Dionna Leffler October 4, 2023
Steven Her October 3, 2023
Jose Luis Rodriguez October 3, 2023
Hoaglen October 3, 2023
Nicole Lopezheitkamp October 2, 2023
Cole Geyer September 29, 2023
Jose M Alvarez September 28, 2023
Ryan Shields and Jeremy Hodys September 28, 2023
Justin Joseph September 27, 2023
Lee Vang September 26, 2023
Carmen Cortez September 26, 2023
Joseph Catalano September 26, 2023
Pe Thor September 26, 2023
Rafael Navarrete September 26, 2023
Diego Barriga September 26, 2023
Carmen Cortez September 26, 2023
Gamino September 13, 2023
Greer September 13, 2023
Robert Ruffino and Danielle Jun September 05, 2023
Alexander Diaz August 24, 2023
Navarrete August 23, 2023
Robert Burge August 22, 2023
Michael Sherrie Massing August 22, 2023
Edward Grauf August 22, 2023
Bogos and Eriviias Drar August 22, 2023
Gail Ogram August 22, 2023
Rafael Villalobos August 22, 2023
Robert Burge August 22, 2023
Michael and Sherri Massing August 22, 2023
Bogos and Eriviias Drar August 22, 2023
Edward Grauf August 22, 2023
Toribio August 17, 2023
Martin Zeferio Toribio August 17, 2023
Tom Warne & Ramon Valenzuala Cardenas August 16, 2023
Chavez August 9, 2023
Richard Schumacher August 8, 2023
Arutro Jimenez Espinoza August 8, 2023
Jesus Arturo Jimenez Ayala August 8, 2023
Pedro A Sanchez Herrera August 8, 2023
Jose Lopez August 2, 2023
Juana Saabedra August 4, 2023
Raul Yesenia Carrillo August 1, 2023
Shirley Cramer August 1, 2023
Jason Anderson August 1, 2023
Cheukao Thao & Pah Yang August 1, 2023
Raul & Yesenia Carrillo August 1, 2023
Patricia and Frank Sylva July 26, 2023
Monica Vazquez July 26, 2023
Henter LLC July 25, 2023
Kurt Moffit July 21, 2023
Susan and Ed Edwards July 20, 2023
John Rochette July 20, 2023
Room to Grow Research Design & Consultation Inc & Luis Miguel Martinez June 26, 2023
William Rector May 10, 2023
Danica Torrez April 5, 2023
Milena Ovseeich April 5, 2023
Marth Acosta Monroy April 5, 2023
Darrell Wyatt April 5, 2023
Samara Fiorentino April 1, 2023
Nikaury Peralta March 9, 2023
Douglas Delarge February 1, 2023
Barbara Z Finnegan January 11, 2023
Tyler Larque January 6, 2023
Jose S. Lopez Jr. December 22, 2022
Matthew Ingram November 8, 2022
Povang Nourtu November 7, 2022
James Stillman October 31, 2022
Paul Petrov & Krasimir Kanev October 28, 2022
John Chen October 2, 2022
Dimitre Lordanov August 18, 2022
Priscilla Reed August 13, 2022
John Schwarz August 10, 2022
llgar lsmayilov August 4, 2022
Nancy Scholl August 4, 2022
David Glover July 12, 2022
Samuel Hazelip July 6, 2022
Erik Sordal July 6, 2022

Scott & Shasta River Watersheds

Critically low flow conditions in the Scott & Shasta River watersheds are threatening crucial sources of water for Siskiyou County’s economic, ecological, and cultural needs. In response, the State Water Board has issued curtailment orders and has been investigating more than 40 related water right complaints for the past several months. The investigations are resulting in various enforcement actions, including Notices of Violation, which are regularly updated in the following table:

Water Right Holder Notice of Violation
Jerry and Donna Bacigalupi January 24, 2024
Scott Valley Irrigation District October 20, 2023
Lance Batistich September 15, 2023
Big Springs Irrigation District July 11, 2023
Koua Yang February 23, 2023
Dean Murphy Moua October 21, 2022
Darrell Sousa October 3, 2022
Bruce and Lisa Walker September 22, 2022
Jenner Cattle Company September 9, 2022
Edson Foulke Yreka Ditch Company September 8, 2022
Farmers Ditch Company September 8, 2022
David Collenberg September 2, 2022
4T Ranch LLC August 29, 2022
Shasta River Water Association, Inc. August 18, 2022
Roy Johnson August 10, 2022
Lance Batistich August 10, 2022
Caven Crawford July 25, 2022

Additional Information

  For questions about enforcement actions in the Scott River or Shasta River watersheds, please email DWR-SiskiyouEnforcement@waterboards.ca.gov.

Russian River Watershed

Water Right Holder Notice of Violation
Robert O. Valentine July 7, 2023
Inland Pacific Properties, All Coast Forest Products, Nu Forest Products February 17, 2023
Syar Family Holdings February 16, 2023
Knights Valley California February 06, 2023
James Jennaro January 20, 2023
Eugene Lile January 20, 2023
Mario Rosati January 20, 2023
Robert Smith (A013578) January 20, 2023
Robert Smith (A023098) January 20, 2023
South Cloverdale Water Company January 12, 2023

Sacramento and San Joaquin River Watersheds

Water Right Holder Notice of Violation
Bettencourt Family Property April 26, 2024
Borba Family Home & Stevinson Ranch LP April 26, 2024
Members/Users Of The Canevaro Ditch April 26, 2024
Fagundes Dairy April 26, 2024
G3 Enterprises Inc April 26, 2024
Gallo Vineyards Inc April 26, 2024, April 26, 2024
GBRK LLC April 26, 2024, April 26, 2024
Gravelstone Ranch LP April 26, 2024
Jack Smith April 26, 2024
James J. Stevinson, (A Corporation) April 26, 2024
Jeanette Veldhuis April 26, 2024
Jim Frazier April 26, 2024
John Baptista April 26, 2024
John Borba April 26, 2024
Jorge Duarte April 26, 2024
Lloyd Pareira April 26, 2024
Lynda  Moore April 26, 2024
Magneson Dairy April 26, 2024
Meadow Parkview LP April 26, 2024
Darice Nishihara April 26, 2024
David Passadori April 26, 2024
Members And Users Of The Dale Scott Ditch April 26, 2024
Modesto Resevoir Ranch April 26, 2024
Ricci Thoreson April 26, 2024
Robinson Ranch April 26, 2024
Rodney  Ratzlaff April 26, 2024
Sally S. Magneson, Trustee, Agreement Establishing The Magneson Revocable Trust April 26, 2024, April 26, 2024
Scott Magneson April 26, 2024
Souza Bros Dairy April 26, 2024
Uhrhammer Properties April 26, 2024, April 26, 2024
William H. Schmidt April 26, 2024
Diamond Lake Ranch, LLC April 12, 2024
G. Scott Fahey, Sugar Pine Spring Water LP March 18, 2024
Failure to Comply with SB88 following 2022 Inspections January 29, 2024
Gary Sparlin October 6, 2023
Borba Family Home & Stevinson Ranch LP July 6, 2023
Scott Magneson July 6, 2023
John Borba July 6, 2023
Gregory Vierra July 6, 2023
Ray Veldhuis July 6, 2023
T.C.A. Properties Inc July 6, 2023
Meadow Parkview LP March 22, 2023
Canavero Ditch March 17, 2023
Lloyd Pareira March 17, 2023
Ralph Fagundes March 17, 2023
Scott Magneson March 17, 2023
Dennis and Laura Montgomery March 3, 2023
Arch J Campbell Trustee-A Partnership October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Asellus Madera Vitis, LLC. October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Battle Creek Island Ranch, LLC December 9, 2022
Brandon Ash October 21, 2022
Bridge Ranch Water Company, LLC. October 21, 2022
California Department of Fish and Wildlife October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Carmichael Water District October 21, 2022
Cathie Walton October 21, 2022
Chowchilla Water District December 9, 2022
City Of Folsom December 9, 2022
City Of Redding December 9, 2022
City of Sacramento October 21, 2022
City of Santa Clara October 21, 2022
City Of Yuba City December 9, 2022
Collins Pine Company October 21, 2022
Compton Trust October 21, 2022
Cordua Irrigation District October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Craig Mcarthur December 9, 2022
Deer Creek Irrigation District December 9, 2022
Digger Creek Ranch October 21, 2022
Eastside Canal & Irrigation, CO. October 21, 2022
Eastside Mutual Water Company October 21, 2022
EIF Haypress, LLC. October 21, 2022
El Dorado Hydro, LLC. October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
El Solyo Water District October 21, 2022
Estate of Edith Shuey and Jerald Holzapfel October 21, 2022
Feather Water District October 21, 2022
Five Bears Hydro LLC. December 9, 2022
Friant Power Authority October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Gallo Cattle Company, A Partnership October 21, 2022
George Mcarthur October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Georgetown Divide Public Utility District October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Gravelly Ford Water District October 21, 2022
Hallwood Irrigation Company December 9, 2022
Hot Spring Valley Water District October 21, 2022
Hydroland Omega LLC. December 9, 2022
Hypower, INC. October 21, 2022
John Hancock Life INS. CO. October 21, 2022
John Hancock Life Insurance Company USA October 21, 2022
Joseph Garaventa October 21, 2022
Kenneth Wilson October 21, 2022
Kramer Ranch LLC. December 9, 2022
Lake County Watershed Protection District December 9, 2022
Laurence Seward December 9, 2022
Lomo Cold Storage a Cal Gen Partnership October 21, 2022
Lvna Blockchain LLC October 21, 2022
Madera-Chowchilla Water and Power Authority October 21, 2022
Mary Suzanne Foraker December 9, 2022
Maxwell Irrigation District December 9, 2022
Members and Users of the Dale Scott Ditch October 21, 2022
Mega Renewables, A CA GEN Part October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Merced Irrigation District December 9, 2022
Natomas Central Mutual Water Co. December 9, 2022
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District December 9, 2022
North Yuba Water District October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Olsen Power Project INC. October 21, 2022
Orange Cove Irrigation District October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Payne Brothers Ranch October 21, 2022
Pacific Gas and Electric Company October 21, 2022
Pacific Power Partners LLC. December 9, 2022
Peter Hanna Seward October 21, 2022
Pine Mountain Lake Association October 21, 2022
Rancho Esquon Inc. December 9, 2022
Rancho Murieta Community Services District December 9, 2022
Richvale Irrigation District December 9, 2022
Robert B Mcintosh December 9, 2022
Rock Creek Water District December 9, 2022
Rock Creek Hydro, LLC. October 21, 2022
Salmon Creek Hydroelectric Company, LLC. October 21, 2022
Sheila St Germain October 21, 2022
Siskiyou County FC & WCD October 21, 2022
Slate Creek Hydro Company, LLC. December 9, 2022
Slate Creek Hydro October 21, 2022
South Fork Irrigation District October 21, 2022
Stanford Vina Ranch Irrigation Co. December 9, 2022
Stevinson Water District October 21, 2022
Strain Basin Land LP October 21, 2022
Strain Ranches, INC. October 21, 2022
Thermalito Water and Sewer District October 21, 2022
TKO Power LLC. December 9, 2022
Tudor Mutual Water Company October 21, 2022
Vander-Woude Dairy October 21, 2022
W.A. Yerxa October 21, 2022, December 9, 2022
Wallace Family Trust, LLC. October 21, 2022
White Lake Mutual Water Company December 9, 2022
White Mallard, INC. October 21, 2022
Willow Creek Mutual October 21, 2022
Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency October 21, 2022
Woodbridge Irrigation District December 9, 2022
WP Roduner Cattle and Farming Company October 21, 2022
Yolo County FC and WC District December 9, 2022
Youth with a Mission October 21, 2022
 

Clear Lake Hitch Project

State Water Resources Control Board (Board) staff are actively investigating surface water diversions throughout the Clear Lake watershed as part of an ongoing project seeking to protect the Clear Lake hitch. Board staff’s primary enforcement goal in this watershed is to encourage compliance with California’s surface water diversion rules and regulations. This includes a review of annual reports, verification of compliance with measurement and reporting requirements, and identification of reservoirs or diversions without a water right. Where necessary, the Board will take action to bring diverters into compliance. Notices and enforcement actions issued as part of this effort will be posted below. For additional information on the Clear Lake hitch project, please visit the project’s website.

Water Right Holder Notice of Violation
Phearless Investment LLC April 26, 2024
Andrew Fobert April 17, 2024
Carpenter Orchard Inc April 17, 2024
Charles Carpenter April 17, 2024
Gia Vonn Robinson April 17, 2024
Matthew Boyer April 17, 2024
Fred and Matilda Robinson January 8, 2024
Mark Navone December 8, 2023
Alfred J Tantarelli September 22, 2023
Andrew Fobert September 22, 2023
Bowie Kimberly Ann & Anna Trustee September 22, 2023
Carpenter Orchard Inc September 22, 2023
Charles Carpenter September 22, 2023
Cobb Creek Holdings LLC September 22, 2023
Frances A Wignall Living Trust of 2003 September 22, 2023
Francis X Schutz September 22, 2023
Greg Hanson September 22, 2023
Richard Scott Matzinger November 1, 2023
John H Minkwitz September 22, 2023
Jordan Park Owners Association September 22, 2023
Julian Mostin September 22, 2023
Leventhal Realty Bartlett Springs September 22, 2023
Phyllis Morales September 22, 2023
Rosanne Strong September 22, 2023
Scott Valley Organics September 22, 2023
Stephen P Garrett September 22, 2023
Andrew Fobert July 6, 2023
Benmore Valley Ranch LLC July 6, 2023
Charles Carpenter July 6, 2023
Fabrice Caporal July 6, 2023
Highlands Water Company July 6, 2023
John D Kluge July 6, 2023
James Lundy July 6, 2023
Jacquelyn Rodrigues July 6, 2023
Lake County Land Restoration LLC July 6, 2023
Michael Ananos July 6, 2023
Ralph Gambonini July 6, 2023
Ray Hoffman Properties July 6, 2023
Colleen Rentsch April 27, 2023
Lake County Watershed Protection District March 22, 2023
Yolo County Flood Control and Water Control District March 10, 2023
Ceago Vinegarden April 18, 2023
River Maid Land LTD April 18, 2023
Dona Frank April 18, 2023
Golden State Water Company April 18, 2023
Mark Navone April 18, 2023
Sanam LLC April 18, 2023
Steven Z. Jones April 18, 2023

All Other Watersheds

Water Right Holder Notice of Violation
Glenn C. Rice and Cynthia Anne Hoy, Revocable Trust April 15, 2024
Smith River Ranch December 6, 2023
Shaffer Family Irrevocable Trust 2017 November 8, 2023
Eden Valley Ranch December 1, 2022
Julie Sachs December 21, 2022