Statement Number: S000480
Date Submitted: 2015-06-29
1. Water is used under Pre-1914 Claim
2. Year diversion commenced 1904
3-4. Maximum Rate of Diversion for each Month and Amount of Water Diverted and Used
Month Rate of diversion
Amount directly diverted
Amount diverted or
collected to storage
Amount beneficially used
January 1299 34670 34670 34670
February 0 0 0 0
March 0 0 0 0
April 183 60 60 60
May 2330 85524 85524 85524
June 1990 90673 90673 90673
July 2005 116383 116383 116383
August 1876 105731 105731 105731
September    1464 48909 48909 48909
October 795 36343 36343 36343
November 1587 78473 78473 78473
December 970 55207 55207 55207
Total 651973 651973 651973
Water Transfers
8e. Water transfered Yes
8f. Quantity transfered (Acre-Feet) 44173
8g. Dates which transfer occurred 5/1 to 9/30
8h. Transfer approved by DWR
Water Supply Contracts
8i. Water supply contract Yes
8j. Contract with DWR
8k. Other provider None
8l. Contract number None
8m. Source from which contract water was diverted Feather River
8n. Point of diversion same as identified water right Yes
8o. Amount (Acre-Feet) authorized to divert under this contract 555000
8p. Amount (Acre-Feet) authorized to be diverted in 2012 555000
8q. Amount (Acre-Feet) projected for 2013 555000
8r. Exchange or settlement of prior rights Yes
8s. All monthly reported diversion claimed under the prior rights Yes
8t. Amount (Acre-Feet) of reported diversion solely under contract 0
5. Water Diversion Measurement
a. Measurement Water directly diverted and/or diverted to storage was measured
b. Types of measuring devices used
  • Acoustic Meter
  • Pressure transducer and storage capacity curve
  • Staff gage and storage capacity curve
  • Other: Official diversion measurement maintained by DWR and reported in monthly diversion reports provided by DWR
c. Additional technology used
  • Data Logger
  • Flow Totalizer
  • Telemetry
Description of additional technology used
d. Who installed your measuring device(s)
  • Licensed Civil or Agricultural Engineer
e. Make, model number, and last calibration date of your measuring device(s) Calibrations made yearly
f. Why direct measurement using a device listed in Section 1 is "not locally cost effective"
Explanation of why use of devices and technologies listed in Section 1 are "not locally cost effective"
g. Method(s) used as an alternative to direct measurement
Explanation of method(s) used as an alternative to direct measurement
6. Purpose of Use
Irrigation 90630 Acres
Stockwatering 0
Domestic 0
Other 0
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 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, in 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. Also, Districts have installed on-farm water meters in accordance with SB7X7. 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 for 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 13,386 acres within the District. This program resulted in a consumptive use savings of approximately 44,173 acre-feet. The actual reduction in diversions resulting from the 2012 cropland idling program are estimated to be approximately 97,094 acre-feet.
b. Amount of water conserved 0 Acre-Feet
I have data to support the above surface water use reductions due to conservation efforts. Yes
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
In reference to Part 4, 8j; The agreement is made by and between the State of California, acting by and through the Department of Water Resources and the Joint Water Districts. In reference to Part 4, 8o through 8q; The settlement agreement for the Joint Water Districts allows for a diversion of 555,000 acre-feet of water during the irrigation season (April 1 through October 31). During the non-irrigation (non-allotted) water season water can be and historically is diverted for reasonable beneficial use. The total diversions reported under this Water Right ID consist of water diverted at both the Sutter Butte Canal and Richvale Canal. Both points of diversions are located at the Lake Oroville Afterbay and all diversions reported herein are under the same pre-1914 water rights.
File Name Description Size
No Attachments
Contact Information of the Person Submitting the Form
First Name Donnie
Last Name Stinnett
Relation to Water Right Diverter of Record
The information in the report is true to the best of his/her knowledge and belief Yes