Voluntary Monitoring Program
NEW for water diverters that are required to report water diversion and use to the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Are you a water diverter that needs to comply with monitoring requirements established by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights?
Did you receive a notice from the Division of Water Rights reminding you of your responsibility to report water use?
Do you need assistance from a qualified professional?
If you answered yes to these questions, we may be able to help you!
GOALS OF THE VOLUNTARY MONITORING PROGRAM:
To be a local monitoring resource for diversions of water that are not regulated and reported by the Watermaster (Scott Valley and Shasta Valley Watermaster District).
To provide an affordable option for the implementation of monitoring requirements established by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights.
HOW WILL THE GOALS BE ACHIEVED?
The Deputy Watermaster will measure diversion amounts for diversion owners who voluntarily choose to Opt-In to the District’s Voluntary Monitoring Program. Measurement of diversion amounts will be conducted by the Deputy Watermaster or a Technician under the direction of the Deputy Watermaster; or, through electronic monitoring devices installed with the diversion owner and approved by the Deputy Watermaster. The data is submitted to the diversion owner, or their agent, and is not retained by the Deputy Watermaster nor the District.
WHAT IS THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA COVERED BY THIS PROGRAM?
The boundaries of the District include the Scott River and Shasta River watersheds. A map of boundaries and current court-ordered Watermaster Service Areas is available on the District’s website.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The Voluntary Monitoring Program (VMP) cost will depend on the diversion that needs compliance. There are three types of cost under the VMP; an initial program cost up to $250, an annual Administrative Fee of $145 (effective July 1, 2019) and the hourly rate charged by the Deputy Watermaster (which may not apply to diversions already measured by the Deputy Watermaster or Technician under court-ordered service). Optional items are available with the initial program cost, these include GIS to map the diversion locations ($100) and assistance with some State Water Resource Control Board forms ($50 per form).
To sign-up for service under the VMP use our Opt-In Agreement forms...
Read more about the VMP program here...