Statement Number: S024362
Date Submitted: 06/30/2018
1. Water is used under
Riparian Claim
2. Year diversion commenced 1930
3. Purpose of Use
Stockwatering Up to 10
Irrigated Crops
Multiple Crops Area Irrigated (Acres) Primary Irrigation Method
Tree Fruit (other) No 3 Low-volume (example: micro-sprinkler, drip)
4. Changes in Method of Diversion
We had a well drilled on this parcel to help minimize or avoid reliance on diversion of surface waters. Well was drilled and cased to 300' yet is low production, producing at less than two (2) gallons per minute. We installed three (3) poly storage tanks to accommodate use of slow-flow solar pump diversion of surface water. (Pump model is SunPump series SDS-D_128, rated at 1.3 gpm.) Measured flow (stopwatch & container method)of pump ranges from 0.7 to 2.0 gpm, with variability due to solar availability. The use of the storage tanks enables us to make slow-rate diversions so as not to adversely affect in-stream flows, fisheries or riparian habitat. On occasion we also use a small Honda water pump running at lowest rpm (approx. 6-8 gpm) to augment solar water pumping, but only during times of high water flow, reduced solar availability or solar pump inoperability.  
Special Use Categories
C1. Are you using any water diverted under this right for the cultivation of cannabis? No
5-6. Maximum Rate of Diversion for each Month and Amount of Water Diverted and Used
Month Rate of diversion
Amount directly diverted
Amount diverted or
collected to storage
Amount beneficially used
January 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0
March 6 0.054872 0.02762 0.082492
April 6 0.066656 0.02762 0.094276
May 6 0.090225 0.02762 0.117845
June 6 0.121221 0.02762 0.148841
July 6 0.066656 0.02762 0.094276
August 6 0.054872 0.02762 0.082492
September    2 0.066656 0.02762 0.094276
October 2 0.054872 0.02762 0.082492
November 0 0 0 0
December 0 0 0 0
Total   0.57603 0.22096 0.79699
Type of Diversion Both Direct Diversion and Diversion to Storage
Water Transfers
6d. Water transfered No
6e. Quantity transfered (Acre-Feet)
6f. Dates which transfer occurred / to /
6g. Transfer approved by
Water Supply Contracts
6h. Water supply contract No
6i. Contract with
6j. Other provider
6k. Contract number
6l. Source from which contract water was diverted
6m. Point of diversion same as identified water right
6n. Amount (Acre-Feet) authorized to divert under this contract
6o. Amount (Acre-Feet) authorized to be diverted in 2017
6p. Amount (Acre-Feet) projected for 2018
6q. Exchange or settlement of prior rights
6r. All monthly reported diversion claimed under the prior rights
6s. Amount (Acre-Feet) of reported diversion solely under contract
7. Water Diversion Measurement
a. Required to measure as of the date this report is submitted No
b. Is diversion measured? No
c. An alternative compliance plan was submitted to the division of water rights on
d. A request for additional time was submitted to the division of water rights on
8. Conservation of Water
a. Are you now employing water conservation efforts? Yes
Describe any water conservation efforts you have initiated We have been consistently engaged in improving watershed health on this property throughout the past decade. Much has been done in partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS-USDA), Weaverville office. Our efforts have focused on forest health, hazardous fuels (brush) reduction, wildlife habitat improvement and oak woodlands restoration. Studies indicate these efforts cumulatively contribute to the hydrologic cycle and help ensure a protected and healthy watershed. We just completed another NRCS three-year contract in autumn 2017 that addressed all the above. Moreover, we will be continuing these efforts. We installed drip irrigation for the orchard. We only apply water to this small cider orchard as needed. All rootstock for these fruit trees was selected for drought tolerance. They are semi-dwarf trees and will require minimal irrigation once they are well established. We developed a water well for this parcel several years ago to help minimize or avoid reliance on diversion of surface waters. Unfortunately, it is a very low production well — producing less than two (2) gallons per minute. We rely on poly water storage tanks and very-low gpm solar pumping during appropriate times to reduce and avoid impacts to the riparian habitat.
b. Amount of water conserved
I have data to support the above surface water use reductions due to conservation efforts.
9. Water Quality and Wastewater Reclamation
a. Are you now or have you been using reclaimed water from a wastewater treatment facility, desalination facility, or water polluted by waste to a degree which unreasonably affects such water for other beneficial causes?
b. Amount of reduced diversion
Type of substitute water supply
Amount of substitute water supply used
I have data to support the above surface water use reductions due to the use of a substitute water supply
10. Conjuctive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater
a. Are you now using groundwater in lieu of surface water? No
b. Amount of groundwater used
I have data to support the above surface water use reductions due to the use of groundwater.
Additional Remarks
Thank you for the reminders this year, both the letter in February and the recent postcard. They are greatly appreciated! 
File Name Description Size
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Contact Information of the Person Submitting the Form
First Name Mark
Last Name Dowdle
Relation to Water Right Diverter of Record
The information in the report is true to the best of his/her knowledge and belief Yes