Water Institutions_Handout

Water Institutions_Handout - BRAE 340 - Irrigation Water...

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BRAE 340 - Irrigation Water Management Water Institutions Local Institutions Irrigation/Water Districts ± Governed by a Board of Directors ± Formal association of water users ± Purpose ± Formation governed by State law ± Powers of the District ± Enforcement by local Sheriff ± Typical budget is $ millions per year ± Staff ± Non-profit, but can maintain a cash reserve ± Membership is NOT voluntary ± May produce energy too ± NOTE : For the most part, individuals do not have water rights, they are held by the District for the members of the District Other Water Management Districts ± Drainage districts ± Drain water disposal ± Ground water management districts State Institutions SWRCB - State Water Resources Control Board ± Makes decisions regarding water rights, water allocations ± Water quality as well as quantity ± Politically appointed Board ± Resolve water fights ± Bay-Delta hearings ± Adopted water quality standards for Delta in May 1995 ± Requires that ALL through-Delta water transfers undergo environmental assessment
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2009 for the course BRAE 3934 taught by Professor Burgoa during the Fall '09 term at Cal Poly.

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