Statement Number: S018031
Date Submitted: 2013-05-16
1. Water is used under Riparian Claim
2. Year of first use 1950
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 0 0
February 0 0
March 0 0
April 11 11
May 25 25
June 73 73
July 137 137
August 147 147
September    92 92
October 0 0
November 0 0
December 0 0
Total 485 485
5. Water Diversion Measurement
a. Measurement Direct measurement using a device listed in Section 1 is "not locally cost effective" for water directly diverted and/or diverted to storage
b. Types of measuring devices used
c. Additional technology used
Description of additional technology used
d. Who installed your measuring device(s)
e. Make, model number, and last calibration date of your measuring device(s)
f. Why direct measurement using a device listed in Section 1 is "not locally cost effective"
  • Diversion is small or minimal in size
  • Diversions are infrequent
  • Other
Explanation of why use of devices and technologies listed in Section 1 are "not locally cost effective" The point of diversion and the land irrigated under Statement S18031 are located within the Sacramento River levees and prone to inundation during high river flows. The point of diversion serves only one field consisting of approximately 120 acres, is not irrigated every year, and is typically planted to lower value crops, due to the possible inundation. Lower cost flow measurement devices, such as propeller meters, are subject to plugging by debris from the river and therefore, require high maintenance costs and provide questionable accuracy. In addition, the site is located in a remote area and is susceptible to vandalism.
g. Method(s) used as an alternative to direct measurement
  • Electricity records dedicated to the pump
Explanation of method(s) used as an alternative to direct measurement Monthly diversions are estimated based on power records for the diversion pump along with Sacramento River stage data from the California Data Exchange Centers Knights Landing (KNL) station.
6. Purpose of Use
Irrigation 120 Acres
7. Changes in Method of Diversion
8. Conservation of Water
a. Are you now employing water conservation efforts? Yes
Describe any water conservation efforts you have initiated Optimum water conservation efforts are ongoing and include, but are not limited to, good water management and farming practices such as, re-circulation system, crop shifts, varietal changes, laser leveling of fields, weed abatement, and irrigation scheduling techniques. The total quantity of water conserved during each year is variable and depends upon numerous factors, including but not limited to climatic conditions, hydrologic conditions, and on-farm operational practices. Differentiating and measuring or quantifying conserved water for some efforts is not possible or feasible due to the complexity of the multiple variables involved. Therefore, the annual quantity of water conserved has not been quantified at this time.
b. Amount of water conserved 0 Acre-Feet
I have data to support the above surface water use reductions due to conservation efforts. No
9. 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
10. Conjuctive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater
a. Are you now using groundwater in lieu of surface water? No
b. Amount of groundwater used
I have data to support the above surface water use reductions due to the use of groundwater.
11a. Additional Remarks
File Name Description Size
No Attachments
Contact Information of the Person Submitting the Form
First Name MBK Engineers
Last Name MBK Engineers
Relation to Water Right Agent
Has read the form and agrees the information in the report is true to the best of his/her knowledge and belief Yes