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MWA was appointed as Watermaster in 1993 pursuant to the Court Judgment which adjudicated the rights to pump groundwater  in the Mojave Basin Area. Watermaster's main responsibilities are to monitor and verify water production for approximately 450 parties (1,700 wells), collect required assessments, conduct studies and prepare an annual report of its findings and activities to the Court. Watermaster also acts as the clearinghouse for recording water transfers, maintains records for all such transfers and reports changes in ownership of Base Annual Production rights to the Court.

Watermaster Staff

Brenton Laidler
Watermaster Technician II
(760) 946-7031
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Jeff Ruesch

Senior WR Data Analyst

(760) 946-7027

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David Seielstad

Senior Watermaster Technician

(760) 946-7028

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Valerie Wiegenstein Watermaster Services Manager (760) 946-7026 send email
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