Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I have to do if I have been served with a Water Audit California inspection request?

A: If you have any questions about a dam operator’s duties to respond and cooperate with an inspection request made by Water Audit California, we recommend you review a publication of the League of California Cities entitled A Guide to the California Public Records Act.

Q: Where should I send our response to the inspection request?

A: Please email [email protected].

Q: What is your authority for stating that a dam operator has a duty to bypass?

A: There are numerous judicial decisions that support that assertion. Three Supreme Court decisions that we recommend that your reading pleasure are National Audubon Society v. Superior Court (1983) 33 Cal.3d 419 , 189 Cal.Rptr. 346; 658 P.2d 709; California Trout, Inc. v. State Water Resources Control Bd. (1989) 207 Cal. App . 3d 585 [255 Cal. Rptr. 184]; and California Trout, Inc. v. Superior Court (Dept.of Water and Power of the City of Los Angeles)(1990) 218 Cal. App. 3d 193

Q: Why should a dam operator comply with Water Audit’s request for inspection, or its demand to monitor water flows and make sufficient bypass?

ACCP 1021.5