The State Office of Administrative Law has posted this emergency rule making it is effective as of July 2 and will expire on December 30, 2015.

The department shall maintain a list of closed waters of the state and update that list on Wednesday of each week by 1:00 pm. In the event that water conditions change later in the week, the fishing status for each specific water will not change until the day following the next Wednesday. It shall be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number provided below or go to the department’s website at to obtain the current status of any water.


The number to call for information is (916) 445-7600.

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.

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Matthew Copeland

this land


Stacks of informative articles and level-headed opinion pieces have been written of late about our slinking progress toward wholesale public land transfer and the ongoing efforts to stop it. See Todd Tanner, Bob Marshall, Scott Willoughby, Ben Neary, Judith Kohler, Raph Graybill, and as always Hal Herring for particularly eloquent examples. What follows here will not be as civil. I am angry, and I am frightened. I believe that anyone who isn’t angry and frightened, isn’t paying attention. And I believe the time for polite discourse has passed.


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new rules

Gina McCarthy, the E.P.A. administrator, last month in Chicago. The rule is

being issued under the 1972 Clean Water Act Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Time


WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands.

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