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  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932. )

PART 4.9. The Open and Transparent Water Data Act [12400 - 12420]

  ( Part 4.9 added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 506, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 2. Statewide Water Data Integration [12405 - 12415]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 506, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 3. Statewide Integrated Water Data Platform Features [12415- 12415.]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 506, Sec. 1. )


The statewide integrated water data platform created pursuant to Section 12410 shall, at a minimum, do all of the following:

(a) Integrate existing water and ecological data information from multiple autonomous databases managed by federal, state, and local agencies and academia using consistent and standardized formats.

(b) Integrate the following datasets, as available:

(1) The department’s information on State Water Project reservoir operations, groundwater use, groundwater levels, urban water use, and land use.

(2) The state board’s data on water rights, water diversions, and water quality through California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN).

(3) The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s information on fish abundance and distribution.

(4) The United States Geological Survey’s streamflow conditions information through the National Water Information System.

(5) The United States Bureau of Reclamation’s federal Central Valley Project operations information.

(6) The United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s, United States Forest Service’s, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries’ fish abundance information.

(c) Provide data on completed water transfers and exchanges, including publicly available or voluntarily provided data on the volume, price, and delivery method, identity of the buyers and sellers, and the water right associated with the transfer or exchange.

(d) Provide documentation of data quality and data formats through metadata.

(e) Adhere to data protocols developed by state agencies pursuant to Section 12406.

(f) Be able to receive both spatial and time series data from various sources.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 506, Sec. 1. (AB 1755) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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