Statement Number: S024363
Date Submitted: 06/30/2019
1. Water is used under
Riparian Claim
2. Year diversion commenced 1930
3. Purpose of Use
Domestic 2-8 persons (NO lawn or cannabis!), vegetable garden. Total area served presently less than one (1) acre of the parcel.
Stockwatering Up to 10 livestock, dogs and poultry flock.
4. Changes in Method of Diversion
No significant changes. Water is solar-pumped from well or stream to storage tanks. Measured flow of solar pump (stopwatch & container method) ranges from 1.25 to 2.0 gpm with variability due to solar availability. [GPM will be reduced in 2019-year reporting due to recent implementation lower-wattage solar panels to better match solar controller. The use of poly storage tanks enables us make slow-rate diversions so as to not adversely affect in-stream flows, fisheries or riparian habitat.  
Special Use Categories
C1. Are you using any water diverted under this right for the cultivation of cannabis? No
5. Maximum Rate of Diversion
Month Rate of Diversion (Gallons Per Minute)
January 0
February 0
March 2
April 2
May 2
June 2
July 0
August 0
September 0
October 2
November 2
December 0
6. Amount of Water Diverted and Used
Month Amount directly diverted
Amount diverted or
collected to storage
Amount beneficially used
January 0 0 0.015344
February 0 0.061378 0.015344
March 0 0.061378 0.015344
April 0 0.061378 0.030689
May 0 0.046033 0.030689
June 0 0.015344 0.046033
July 0 0 0.046033
August 0 0 0.046033
September    0 0 0.030689
October 0 0.061378 0.030689
November 0 0.061378 0.015344
December 0 0 0.015344
Total 0 0.368267 0.337575
Type of Diversion Diversion to Storage Only
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 2018
6p. Amount (Acre-Feet) projected for 2019
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
Measurement Attachments
Measurement ID Number File Name Description Size
No attachments
Measurement Data Files
Measurement ID Number File Name Description Size
No data files
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 focus on forest health, hazardous fuels (brush) reduction, wildlife habitat improvement and oak woodlands restoration. We have also planted native cedar along the riparian corridor for shade to cool surface water temperatures for salmonids and amphibians. Studies indicated these efforts cumulatively contribute to the hydrologic cycle and help ensure a protected and healthy watershed. We just completed a three-year NRCS contract that addressed all the above and are about to start a new three-year contract with NRCS in 2019 that will help continue these efforts. We continue implementing drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting, greywater use as appropriate and always pay very close attention to water consumption. Our water conservation efforts have not been quantified. We had a water well developed on this parcel with the intention of minimizing or avoiding reliance on surface waters. Is is a very low producing well. We rely on poly water storage tanks and very-low-gpm solar pumping during appropriate times to 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? No
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
The reminder to submit our water diversion report is helpful and appreciated. Thank you.  
File Name Description Size
No Attachments
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