Statement Number: S000480
Date Submitted: 2012-06-28
1. Water is used under Pre-1914 Claim
2. Year of first use 1904
3-4. Maximum Rate of Diversion for each Month and Amount of Water Diverted and Used
Month Rate of diversion
Amount directly diverted or
collected to storage
Amount beneficially used
January 36937 36937
February 0 0
March 0 0
April 0 0
May 86354 86354
June 97424 97424
July 112145 112145
August 101254 101254
September    50705 50705
October 33777 33777
November 70244 70244
December 58920 58920
Total 647760 647760
5. Purpose of Use
Irrigation 74815.83 Acres
6. Changes in Method of Diversion
7. Conservation of Water
a. Are you now employing water conservation efforts? Yes
Describe any water conservation efforts you have initiated The Joint Water Districts maximize the beneficial use of water through implementation of numerous water conservation efforts including, but not limited to, recirculation of drain water, automated water level control structures, irrigation scheduling techniques and technologies, and weed management programs. In addition, the individual Districts┐ landowners have implemented numerous water conservation efforts including, but not limited to, land leveling, irrigation scheduling techniques and technologies, installation of drip irrigation systems, varietal changes, drainage improvements, reduced spill from rice fields, and minimum tillage techniques. The total quantity of water conserved by the Joint Water Districts each year is variable and depends upon numerous factors including, but not limited to, climatic conditions, hydrologic conditions, individual Districts┐ operational practices, and on-farm operational practices. Differentiating and measuring or quantifying conserved water for some efforts is difficult, and in some cases, not possible or feasible due to the complexity of the multiple variables involved. The Joint Water Districts will continue to implement the best available and locally feasible conservation methods to improve their irrigation delivery system and water use efficiency. The District and its landowners participated in a water transfer program which involved the temporary idling of approximately 14,974 acres within the District. This program resulted in a consumptive use savings of approximately 49,416 acre-feet. The actual reduction in diversions resulting from the 2010 cropland idling program are estimated to be approximately 104,369 acre-feet.
b. Amount of water conserved Acre-Feet
I have data to support the above surface water use reductions due to conservation efforts. Yes
8. Water Quality and Wastewater Reclamation
a. Are you now or have you been using reclaimed water from a wastewater treatment facility, desalination facility, or water polluted by waste to a degree which unreasonably affects such water for other beneficial causes? No
b. Amount of reduced diversion
Type of substitute water supply
Amount of substitute water supply used
I have data to support the above surface water use reductions due to the use of a substitute water supply
9. Conjuctive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater
a. Are you now using groundwater in lieu of surface water? Yes
b. Amount of groundwater used 6715 Acre-Feet
I have data to support the above surface water use reductions due to the use of groundwater. Yes
10a. Additional Remarks
The total diversions reported under this Water Right ID consist of water diverted at both the Sutter Butte Canal, for which this ID was issued, and the Richvale Canal. Both points of diversion are located at the Lake Oroville Afterbay and all diversions reported herein are under the same pre-1914 water rights. The Joint Water Districts have requested the State Water Resources Control Board to issue a Water Right ID for diversions at the Richvale Canal and will continue to report Richvale Canal diversions under this Water Right ID until a separate ID is issued for that point of diversion.
File Name Description Size
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Contact Information of the Person Submitting the Form
First Name Donnie
Last Name Stinnett
Relation to Water Right Other
Has read the form and agrees the information in the report is true to the best of his/her knowledge and belief Yes