Salmonid Restoration Federation

Community Water Management

Water Conservation and Storage Resources

Options and Obstacles: Living with Low Water Flows in the Mattole River Headwaters,
Tasha McKee, Sanctuary Forest, 2014
www.sanctuaryforest.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Options-and-Obstacles-Living-with-Low-Flows-Copy.pdf

From Storage to Retention: Expanding California’s Options for Meeting Its Water Needs California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply, November 2012
http://www.aginnovations.org/result/2015-05-10/from-storage-to-retention-expanding-california-s-options-for-meeting-its-water-needs

Water Stewardship Guide: Conserving and Storing Water to Benefit Streamflows and Fish in North Coast Creeks and Rivers, Kyle Keegan and Sanctuary Forest, 2017
http://www.sanctuaryforest.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Water-Stewardship-Guide-Booklet-Form.pdf

Resilience in a Time of Drought—A Transferable Model for Collective Action in North Coast Watersheds, Sara Schremmer, Prepared for Sanctuary Forest
http://www.calsalmon.org/sites/default/files/files/GuideForCollectiveAction_2014.pdf

Cannabis Cultivation Water Rights
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/cannabis/cannabis_water_rights.html


Best Management Practices Resources

Slow it. Spread it. Sink it! A Homeowner’s and Landowner’s Guide to Beneficial Stormwater Management, Sonoma Valley Groundwater Management Program, 2010
http://sscrcd.org/pdf/Slowit.Spreadit.Sinkit.vfinal.pdf

Handbook for Forest, Ranch and Rural Roads, Pacific Watershed Associates, 2015
http://www.pacificwatershed.com/sites/default/files/roadsenglishbookapril2015b_0.pdf

Landowner Stewardship Guide, Reducing Runoff and Increasing Infiltration in the Mediterranean Climate of Northern California, Kyle Keegan and Sanctuary Forest, 2017
www.sanctuaryforest.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Land-Stewardship-Guide-Booklet-Form.pdf

Watershed Best Management Practices for Cannabis Growers and Rural Gardeners, Mendocino County Resource Conservation District, 2016
http://mcrcd.org/

Quick Guide to Watershed Best Management Practices, Salmonid Restoration Federation, 2016 http://www.calsalmon.org/sites/default/files/files/2016_Quick_Guide_to_Watershed_BMP_Brochure.pdf

Winegrower and Winery Best Management Practices for Reducing Water Use
https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=101473&inline 

 

Instream Flow and Water Transaction Resources

A Practitioners Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California, Small Watershed Instream Flow Transfers (SWIFT) Working Group, March 2016
http://www.calsalmon.org/sites/default/files/files/SWIFT_Guide_Instream_Flow_Transactions.pdf

Sanctuary Forest’s Mattole Flow Program: Legal Options for Streamflow Protection
http://www.sanctuaryforest.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Legal-Options-for-Streamflow-Protection.pdf 

Know Your Water Rights Brochure, Salmonid Restoration Federation www.calsalmon.org/sites/default/files/files/RedwoodCreek_WaterRights.pdf

Small Domestic Use Curriculum, SRF and Trout Unlimited, 2016
http://www.calsalmon.org/programs/water-rights-education/resources

Navigating Water: Regulations for Small-Scale Water Storage Projects in California’s Five County Region, Salmonid Restoration Federation, 2016
http://www.calsalmon.org/sites/default/files/files/5Counties_Navigating_Water_Compliance.pdf

Managing Diversions in Unregulated Streams Using a Modified Percent of Flow Approach, Freshwater Biology, Mierau, July 2017
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/fwb.12985


Water Conservation and Streamflow Improvement Plans

Water Stewardship Guide—Conserving and Storing Water to Benefit Streamflows and Fish in North Coast Creeks and Rivers, Sanctuary Forest, 2017
http://sanctuaryforest.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Water-Stewardship-Guide-Booklet-Form.pdf

Bodega Valley Rainwater Catchment and Alternative Water Supply Program, Ag Innovations Network, 2013
https://oaec.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/BodegaValleyRainwaterCatchment.pdf

Salmon Creek Water Conservation Plan, Coastal Conservancy, 2010
http://goldridgercd.org/documents/SalmCkWatCons.pdf

Salmon Creek Estuary: Study Results and Enhancement Recommendations, Prunuske Chatham, 2006
http://www.salmoncreekwater.org/project/SalmonCreekEstuaryStudy.pdf

Dutch Bill Creek Streamflow Improvement Plan, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, March 2017
http://cohopartnership.org/2017-03-04 Dutch Bill Creek Streamflow Improvement Plan (final- rfs).pdf


California Policies, Initiatives, and Reports

Policy for Maintaining Instream Flows in Northern California Coastal Streams, State Water Board, Division of Water Rights, 2014 www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/instream_flows/docs/adopted_policy.pdf

Cannabis Cultivation Policy, State Water Board, 2017
www.waterboards.ca.gov/board_decisions/adopted_orders/resolutions/2017/final_cannabis_policy_with_att_a.pdf

Cannabis Cultivation Policy: Principles and Guidelines for Cannabis Cultivation, State Water Board, 2019
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/cannabis/docs/policy/final_cannabis_policy_with_attach_a.pdf  

California Water Action Plan: Actions for Reliability, Restoration, and Resilience, CA Natural Resources Agency, Update 2016
http://resources.ca.gov/docs/california_water_action_plan/Final_California_Water_Action_Plan.pdf

Managing California’s Freshwater Ecosystem’s Lessons from the 2012-2016 Drought, Public Policy Institute of California
http://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/r_1117jmr.pdf

California Voluntary Drought Initiative, NOAA Fisheries and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2014 http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/salmon_steelhead/voluntary_drought_initiative.html

Lake and Streambed Alteration Program (CDFW)
https://wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/lsa
 

California Water Code: Section 1707
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/bay_delta/california_waterfix/exhibits/docs/PCFFA&IGFR/PCFFA_01_WC1702.pdf


Safe Harbor Agreements

Safe Harbor Agreements, Frequently Asked Questions, US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2017
https://www.fws.gov/endangered/landowners/landowners-faq.html

A Landowner’s Guide to Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement “Safe Harbor” Agreement, NOAA Fisheries
http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/habitat/fact_sheets/dry_creek_safe_harbor_agreement_landowners_guide.pdf

Working Together, Tools for Helping Imperiled Wildlife on Private Lands, USFWS, 2005
https://www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/ImperiledWildlifeFinalDec2005.pdf

Requirements and Directions for Preparing a Safe Harbor Agreement, USFWS, online resource
https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/permits/enhancement/sha/shadirections.html

California Safe Harbor Agreement Program and FAQs, CDFW
https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/CESA/Safe-Harbor-Agreements


Groundwater Management Resources

SGMA Groundwater Management Portal, Department of Water Resources
https://www.water.ca.gov/Programs/Groundwater-Management/SGMA-Groundwater-Management

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: Guidance for Preparing Groundwater Sustainability Plans, The Nature Conservancy, 2018
https://www.scienceforconservation.org/assets/downloads/GDEsUnderSGMA.pdf

Keeping Accounts for Groundwater Sustainability, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, 2015
https://californiawaterblog.com/2015/05/10/getting-to-the-big-picture-in-groundwater-management/

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, The Nature Conservancy, 2018
https://groundwaterresourcehub.org/public/uploads/pdfs/GWR_Hub_GDE_Guidance_Doc_2-1-18.pdf

 

Streamflow Data Tools

Department of Water Resources Water Management Planning Tool
https://gis.water.ca.gov/app/boundaries/

Department of Water Resources California Data Exchange Center
https://cdec.water.ca.gov/

California Institute for Water Resources, University of California
http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/

Drought and Water Management Information, California Institute for Water Resources, University of California
http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/California_Drought_Expertise/Drought_information/

USGS Current Water Data for California
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ca/nwis/rt

TNC and USGS: Natural Flows Database
https://rivers.codefornature.org/#/home

 

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