By John Driscoll

The Times-Standard

May 25, 2010

Landowners and businesses that pump water from California streams now face hundreds of dollars in fines if the use of that water isn’t recorded. The State Water Resources Control Board, in an effort to better identify the amount of water being used in the state’s watersheds, is now requiring that a statement outlining the amount of water diverted be submitted every three years. Those who haven’t filed a statement must do so by July 1.

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