Will Instream Flows Affect Your Water Rights? The State Water Resources Control Board Reveals a New Approach in the North Coast Instream Flow Policy

In a decision water users throughout the state should watch, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in May adopted a “Policy for Maintaining Instream Flows in Northern California Coastal Streams” (North Coast Instream Flow Policy).  The “North Coast Instream Flow Policy, which applies to the Russian River and other Northern California coastal streams, reveals an approach the SWRCB may take with respect to the various impending instream flow proceedings throughout California.

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‘Water, Rivers and People’ opening

Show plunges into water issues

With oil spilling out of the Gulf of Mexico, drought besieging West Africa’s Sahel region and more bad news about the increasingly instability of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the David Brower Center’s “Water, Rivers and People” exhibition is particularly timely.

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Will Jerry Brown Take Position on Water Bond, Peripheral Canal?

Although Brown and Whitman have taken contrasting positions on an array of issues, it is unclear where Brown stands on the $11.14 million water bond on the November 2 ballot and the campaign by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, corporate agribusiness and southern California water agencies to build a peripheral canal and new dams.

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