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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