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Term 91 Lifted

The State Water Resources Control Board on October 23, 2018 provided notices that it lifted the Term 91 curtailment notices, allowing water right holders in the Sacramento River Basin with Term 91 in their permits to now divert water. The notice from the SWRCB is shown below:

NOTICE – LIFTING OF TERM 91 CURTAILMENT
TERM 91 WATER RIGHT LICENSE·(APPLICATION NO. AO______)

Your License ______ contains a term (Standard Term 91) that prohibits diversion of water under specified conditions. These conditions occur when Supplemental Project Water from the Central Valley Project or the State Water Project is released to meet water quality standards and other in-basin entitlements in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed.

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has determined water is now AVAILABLE to divert by holders of permits and licenses with Standard Term 91. This notification begins immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

During this diversion opportunity, you must comply with all terms and conditions of your specific water right, especially season of diversion and bypass conditions. You should maintain a record of your diversions since such diversions are still subject to prior rights and reporting requirements. Any diversion in violation of terms and conditions of these notices is subject to enforcement.

YOU CAN DIVERT WATER UNDER LICENSE FROM NOW UNTIL NOTIFIED OF A CURTAILMENT

PLEASE NOTE: Your water right may be curtailed under Term 91 again, if dry conditions return.

Subscribers of the Term 91 Updates email notifications (lyris) receive curtailment information 2-3 days before diverters who rely on mailed notices. To sign up for electronic Term 91 notices, go to the following web address, enter your email, and check the box for “Term 91 Updates” under the “Water Rights” heading: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/resources/emailsubscriptions/swrcbsubscribe.html.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please contact Tomas Eggers of the Division of Water Rights at (916) 327-8039 or tomas.eggers@waterboards.ca.gov.

Sincerely,
Erik Ekdahl, Deputy Director
Division of Water Rights