The All Water Rights Blog has most or all of the information needed for a farmer or rancher to install a simple measuring device that is compliant with the recent regulations of the State Water Resources Control Board. I’ll have a couple of free ebooks by June, on how to install pre-cast weirs and orifices, as well as how to use them correctly, and report flows from small diversions to the Water Board. Actually, the ebooks will apply to larger diversions, too, except for the necessary pressure transducer needed to report hourly (and some day, 15-minute) flows to the Board.
There are certainly more complicated devices that require help, such as cast-concrete
Parshall and other flumes, mag-meters, acoustic Dopplers, or full-on gaging stations on rated sections of streams or ditches.
However, most diverters can (and many do) comply with the law with relatively simple devices. That’s it for now, I just wanted to get the word out on this.
Oh, and there will be an ebook some time around August, which has a working title of “Practical And Applied Water Rights In California – The Non-Attorney Book For Diverting Your Water”. That book will be more complete and will cost something, yet to be determined. Let me know what YOU want to see included in a book like this.
Have a great day, pray for more rain and snow!