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March 7, 2019

California Water Rights 2019 Compliance Checklist Now Available

Brownstein’s California Water Group has released their California Water Rights: Compliance Checklist for 2019, which provides a summary of state water rights reporting requirements and applicable deadlines for water users in California.

Water users should be mindful of the possible changes to the State Board’s administration of water rights in the next year. To mitigate the challenges of administering over 40,000 water rights, the State Board is developing a Water Rights Enforcement Policy. This policy is designed to clarify the approach to water rights administration, ensuring that enforcement is fair, equitable and consistent across all California water users.

With the upcoming April 1 deadline for surface water diverters to report their water use to the State Board, use the California Water Rights: Compliance Checklist to find:

  • The summary of filings required for all surface water and groundwater users in California, including links to applicable forms and resources
  • The summary of new requirements for 2019
  • A calendar of key annual filing deadlines

For more information regarding the California Water Rights 2019 Compliance Checklist, contact Gail Delihant at (916) 446-1435.