Water Rights Hearings Program

hearingsWelcome to the Division of Water Rights Hearings Program home webpage.

This website provides posted information related to current and archived hearings conducted by the State Water Board, and provides generally information, via FAQs, describing the nature, conduct and immediate results of a water right hearing. [NOTE: The general information provided is not intended to either alter or supersede State Water Board regulations or policies regarding the conduct of such hearings.]

Hearings Program Site Index


This section contains links to important information related to water rights hearings conducted by the State Water Board. Please check this section periodically for the latest information.

  • Draft Order denying Petition for Reconsideration of Order WR 2019-0149 (G. Scott Fahey and Sugar Pine Spring Water LP) — see Cover Letter for instructions to submit public comment (01/06/22)
  • El Sur Ranch and Marble Mountain Ranch hearing projects transferred to the Administrative Hearings Office (12/09/21)
  • State Water Board adopted Decision conditionally approving Application 32881 and release of State Filed Application 18334 from priority in favor of Application 32881 (College Lake Project) (12/07/21)

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