Pending action on closing waters to fishing. The regulations do not take effect until the public comment period is over and the regulation has been filed with the Secretary of State. I have seen information out there about calling a certain phone number after postings on Wednesdays but that is not in effect yet.
The regulatory process to implement actions to close waters to angling due to drought conditions is working it’s way through the system. Information on it can be obtained at
Here is the actual regulatory language link
It appears the emergency regulations will not be effective for several more weeks, and the Commission and CDFW will work together to refine the language etc.
There is an opportunity to comment on the proposed action if you so desire by going to
Stay tuned for more information as the situation develops.
This will be the most talked about subject this summer.
Posted on March 30, 2015 by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
California WaterBlog By Jay Lund
Dry fields and bare groves looking west toward the Coast Range, near San Joaquin, Calif. Photo by Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis, 2014
This fourth year of drought is severe, but not yet the driest ever. The drought’s impacts are worsened by record heat, which has dried out soils and raised the demands for irrigation, and the historical high levels of California’s population, economy, and agricultural production, and historical low levels of native fish species. There is need for concern, preparation and prudence, but little cause for panic, despite some locally urgent conditions.
Dear West Fork Advocates:
It’s time to renew our push for greater protection for the West Fork, especially the lower stream below Cogswell dam. It is a new year, and especially significant, a new L. A. County Board of Supervisors. Rep. Judy Chu (CA 27) is being asked to again submit a bill to designate streams in the San Gabriel Mountains as Wild and Scenic Rivers, including the East Fork, North Fork, and the upper West Fork, but not the lower West Fork, of the San Gabriel River. Once again, the lower West Fork would be excluded out of concern that the Cogswell dam operator, L. A. County Public Works, will not support the bill if it is included. Unfortunately, the large environmental groups encouraging such a bill seem willing to sacrifice the lower West Fork in order to achieve the goal for the other streams.