Water Measurement and Reporting
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Contact: UCC Fresno
Sponsor: UCCE Fresno County
Location: Kearney Research and Extension Center
Senate Bill 88 requires that all water right holders who divert more than 10 acre-feet a year measure and report the water they divert. For diversions greater than 100 acre-feet, SB 88 requires installation and certification of measurement methods be approved by an engineer, contractor, or other professional. AB 589 provides a self-certification option (AB 589 (Bigelow) - Water diversion: monitoring and reporting training). AB 589 allows a water diverter who has completed a course on measurement devices and methods administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension and passed a proficiency test to be considered a “Qualified Individual”. While this course was specifically developed for water diverters who divert more than 100 acre-feet of water each year, the course has proved helpful for anyone who is required to report their water diversions under SB-88.
At the workshop you will:
- Clarify reporting requirements for ranches and farms.
- 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.
These trainings will move fast and will include a proficiency test. Bring a clipboard and a hand calculator. We encourage family/staff members’ attendance.
Additional workshop locations are being offered throughout California. You can register online at http://ucanr.edu/sites/AB589/.
Host: Rebecca Ozeran
2:15 – 2:30 PM Registration - Refreshments
2:30 – 3:00 PM Open Ditch Flow - Larry Forero
3:00 – 3:30 PM Measurement with Weirs - Larry Forero
3:30 – 4:00 PM Measuring Water in Pipes - Allan Fulton
4:00 – 4:30 PM Break - Refreshments
4:30 – 5:00 PM Calibration and Accuracy of Measuring Devices - Khaled Bali/Daniele Zaccaria
5:00 – 5:30 PM Determining Reservoir Diversion Quantity - Khaled Bali/Daniele Zaccaria
5:30 – 6:00 PM Reporting - Larry Forero