Your water rights are under attack. Please contact your Senator ASAP and ask for a NO vote on SB 389 (Allen).
SB 389 would authorize the State Water Board to investigate the validity and scope of any water right holder without even demonstrating a reason for initiating an investigation. Once the State Water Board begins adjudicating a claim, SB 389 would stack the deck against all right holders forced into these proceedings by providing minimal due process protections and placing the burden of proof on the right holder. The investigation process, and ultimate decision on the validity or scope of right in SB 389, is designed to allow the State Water Board to operate in the dark.
SB 389 will be heard on the Senate Floor by June 2. Please contact your Senator ASAP.
Thank you for your help on this important issue!
Director of Government Relations
California Association of Winegrape Growers