Suction Dredge Permits wildlife.ca.gov
New State Law Governing Suction Dredging in California Effective January 1, 2016. New state law governing the use of vacuum or suction dredge equipment, otherwise known as suction dredging, is now in effect, as of January 1, 2016. (Stats. 2015, ch. 680, §§ 2 3.) including panning for gold.