In 2013 the Delta Watermaster released a report describing the various state laws enacted to protect water rights (availability and quality) in Northern California and the Sacramento-San Joauquin Delta. They were enacted during the formation of the CVP and SWP reservoirs and conveyance facilities to provide statutory assurances to Norther California and Delta water users that their local water supplies would not be depleted by the operation of the CVP and SWP water supply projects. The dates of when these laws were adopted is key to understanding why they were enacted.
All lands within the NDWA boundaries are covered by the 1981 Contract, which allows landowners to also record those assurances on their property via a Subcontract. Click here to download acopy of subcontract and for more information on purpose of Subcontract and instructions. NDWA will record the Subcontract with the County and mail back the original to you, send a copy to DWR, and keep a copy in the Agency's files (this process can take 4-6 weeks).
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The North Delta Water Agency and the CA Department of Water Resources (DWR) signed a contract in 1981 that assures a dependable water supply of certain quality for water users in the north Delta. Click here for copy of contract.
NORTH DELTA WATER AGENCY