Water Rights Report
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:17 PM
Subject: SWRCB Letters re: Ditch Creek Diversion Reports
Hope all is well up at R-Ranch.
In early September, R-Ranch received two letters inquiring about the
accuracy of the recent water use reports of record, in contrast with the
original (and various, likely inaccurate) original Statements filed by
Dottie and others, dating back to the 1950’s.
I spoke with Patrick at SWRCB on 10/30/2017, and he said the letters were
likely issued as a result of error on SWRCB’s end. No enforcement action is
being pursued, and that he would make a note regarding the same to the
relevant R-Ranch water-rights files.
I did share with him that the current water rights reports were submitted by
me (not R-Ranch), and substantiated by a riparian rights & pre-1914 rights
analysis, and that everything was in order, with the exception of the
original statements (which were submitted by persons now deceased).
He said nothing more was required of R-Ranch at this time.
Mia S. Brown
Attorney at Law