SWRCB Updates Curtailments in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed
As of Wednesday, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has updated curtailments on some Sacramento River subwatersheds. These include curtailments of water rights on the Cache Creek subwatershed with a priority date of 1859 or later and on the Putah Creek subwatershed with a priority date of 1948 or later. All other curtailments within the Sacramento River watershed have been lifted.
Appropriative water rights have been curtailed within the San Joaquin River watershed with a priority date of 1919 or later. Curtailments have also been imposed on the Stanislaus River for water rights with a priority date of 1897 or later, on the Tuolumne River for water rights with a priority date of 1901 or later, on the Merced River subwatershed for water rights with a priority date of 1859 or later and on the Mokelumne River subwatershed with a priority date of 1890 or later. Additionally, all appropriative and riparian water rights have been curtailed in Fresno River, the Calaveras River and the Chowchilla River subwatersheds.
For questions about curtailment and suspension notices or assistance completing the Compliance Certification forms, please contact the Rancher Technical Assistance Program at (916) 409-6902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Episode of Sorting Pen: The California Cattleman Podcast
Happy Halloween! Is it a little spooky to you that the Midterm Election is already coming up next week? To keep us ahead of Nov. 8 on what the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is watching in the election, expectations on how this election might offer relief and new allies, and what results could mean for the outcome of the 2023 Farm Bill, NCBA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane joins Katie on this new episode. Listen at https://calcattlemen.org/podcast.
Department of Insurance Requires Rate Discounts for Wildfire Risk Reduction
The California Department of Insurance has finalized regulations which require insurance providers to offer lower rates to property owners who take action to mitigate the risks of wildfire damaging their property. The regulation also requires insurers to provide policyholders with their “wildfire risk score or other wildfire risk classification” and to give policyholders an opportunity to appeal their classification. For more information, see last week’s edition of Legislative Bulletin.
National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) Beef Industry Scholarship Applications Now Available for Undergraduate Students
Applications for the 2023-2024 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship are now being accepted. Sponsored by the CME Group the scholarship recognizes students who play a crucial role in the future of food production. To be eligible applications must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two or four-year institution. The deadline to apply is Nov. 11, 2022 at midnight Central Time. For further information on the scholarship and to apply click here.