Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

July 28, 2021

California State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Emergency Regulations Likely to Lead to Curtailment for Delta Watershed Water Users

California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) is currently experiencing one of the driest years in recorded history.  The US Drought Monitor recently classified large portions of the Delta Watershed as being in a state of “Exceptional Drought,” while the remaining portions are in a state of “Extreme Drought.”  The California Nevada River Forecast Center also provides information that the to-date flows in nearly all streams in the watershed are between 20 and 40 percent of the annual average.  As a result, the water supplies for many users in the region are in jeopardy…. Read More

Written by Kyler C. Rayden