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Cooperative Extension Shasta County
1851 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA 96002-2217
Phone: (530) 224-4900
Fax: (530) 224-4904

Larry Forero

2024 Water Measurement and Reporting Course

Senate Bill 88 requires that all water right holders who have previously diverted, or intend to divert, more than 10 acre-feet per year (riparian and pre-1914 claims); or who are authorized to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year under a permit, license, or registration; to measure and report the water they divert.  Detailed information on the regulatory requirements for measurement and reporting are available on the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Reporting and Measurement Regulation webpage.  The legislation requires that installation and certification of measurement methods for diversion (or storage) greater than or equal to 100-acre feet annually be approved by an Engineer/Contractor/Professional.  Diverters across CA were concerned about this requirement.

California Cattlemen’s Association heard from their membership and worked with Assemblyman Bigelow on a bill that would result in a self-certification option.  Assembly Bill 589 was passed and became law on January 1, 2018.  This bill allows any diverter who has completed this instructional course on measurement devices and methods administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension, (including passage of a proficiency test) to be considered a qualified individual when installing and maintaining devices or implementing methods of measurement.  The bill requires the University of California Cooperative Extension and the SWRCB to jointly develop the curriculum for the course and the proficiency test.

At the workshop you will:

  • Clarify reporting requirements for ranches.
  • Understand what meters are appropriate for different situations.
  • Learn how to determine measurement equipment accuracy.
  • Develop an understanding of measurement weirs.
  • Learn how to calculate and report volume from flow data.

The next scheduled training is:

     Date:          March 15, 2024

     Time:         9:00 am - 12:30 pm

     Location:   Walnut Room

                       1834 Walnut Street

                       Red Bluff, CA 96080


Registration Fee: $30

Pre-Registration is required.


Registration Link:  https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=33616

Email: Larry Forero (lcforero@ucanr.edu) or Sara Jaimes (sbjaimes@ucanr.edu)

Phone: 530-224-4900

Who We Are as an Organization
UCCE is a cooperatively supported effort between county and federal government, and the state (University of CA).  Generally, the University of California provides program staff with Shasta County providing support staff.  At UCCE, we apply for grants to conduct applied research on issues pertinent to Shasta County agriculture, natural and human resources.  Statewide networks of agriculture, natural resources, forestry, 4-H, and nutrition and consumer science staff are dedicated to conducting research and extending results to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, students, teachers and interested citizens.
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Valley Council Meeting 4/17/2024
Pollination Garden 4/20/2024
Monthly Cloverbud Meeting 4/21/2024
InterMountain Council Meeting 4/24/2024
Emerald Star Application DEADLINE 4/29/2024
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