Researchers at the University of California recently highlighted a flaw in state law that may prohibit diverting streamflow to recharge groundwater. The problem is that groundwater recharge by itself is not considered a “beneficial use” under state law, and meeting that definition is a requirement to obtain a permit to divert water. Officials at the State Water Resources Control Board, which oversees water rights, say the reality is not so clear-cut. In fact, existing rules allow most groundwater recharge projects to obtain a water right.
https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png 0 0 Andrea Mora https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Andrea Mora2018-10-18 10:13:182018-10-18 10:13:18Why California Law Requires a Clear Benefit for Groundwater Recharge