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Water Diversion: monitoring and reporting training

04/04/19, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AB 589, Bigelow.

Check-in begins at 1:30pm

Sign up at http://ucanr.edu/ab589 or print the

AB 589 registration form and mail your form + check to the address on the form.

Senate Bill 88 requires all water right holders - who have previously diverted or intend to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year (including riparian and pre-1914 claims), or 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.

Assembly Bill 589 allows any diverter, as defined, who has completed a 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” who may install and maintain measuring devices or implement methods of measurement that are used for their own annual diversions as required by the California State Water Resources Control Board.

Who should attend: Anyone who is required to attend training addressing water diversion, monitoring and reporting as required by AB 589.

Pre-registration is required by March 28th; on-site registration will be available.
Pre-registered cost: $25 via credit card (check option available). Please note no refunds will be available after March 28th.

Sign in: 1:30-2:00pm Program: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

What to bring: Calculator (or phone with a calculator)


  • Dr. Khaled Bali, UC Irrigation and Water Management Specialist, UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
  • Larry Forero, UC Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, Shasta and Trinity Counties
  • Allan Fulton, UC Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Tehama, Colusa, Glen and Shasta Counties

At the workshop you will:

  • Clarify reporting requirements for ranch/agricultural operation
  • 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

This training will move fast and will include a proficiency test. We encourage family/staff members to attend.



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