State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)

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An environmental summary created by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.


The SWRCB is comprised of five full-time board members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, for four year terms. The SWRCB and the nine regional water boards were combined in 1970 by the Porter-Cologne Act to jointly ensure abundant and clean water for the state.

Duties of SWRCB

The SWRCB's five full-time salaried board members' general duties include:

  • Setting statewide policy
  • Coordinating and supporting Regional Water Board efforts
  • Reviewing petitions that contest Regional Board Actions
  • Allocating surface water rights

while each member specializes in one of these positions:

  • Representing the public
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Water Quality Expertise
  • Water Supply
State Water Resources Control Board

Each member fulfills a specialized position. Below are the members as of 2018.

  • Felicia Marcus (Chair) Represents: Attorney qualified in the fields of water supply and water rights.
  • Steven Moore (Vice Chair) Represents: Sanitary Engineer and qualified in water quality.
  • Tam M. Doduc Represents: Civil Engineer qualified in the fields of water supply and water rights.
  • Dorene D'Adamo Represents: Qualified in the field of water quality relating to irrigated agriculture.
  • E. Joaquin Esquivel Represents: Public Member [1].


External Links


  1. / CWB (California Water Board). About Us. Board Appointment Terms. Governor's Appointees.


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