How California Handled Two Weather Modification Permit Applications from Nevada, An Adjoining State

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  • Maurice Roos Department of Water Resources Sacramento, California

Abstract

In 1978 the California Legislature passed a new law regulating weather resources management (commonly known as cloud seeding). The law became effective in 1979 for the 1979-80 water year; it established a detailed system of licenses for individuals, and of permits, notices, record keeping, and reports for each project. The 1978 law superseded a law which basically required only a notice of intention before an annual license was granted to conduct a weather modification project.

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