Legal analysis: California Water Board Lacks Jurisdiction to Curtail Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders
From Best Best & Krieger:
“The State Water Resources Control Board exceeded its jurisdictional authority under Water Code section 1052 when it issued curtailment notices to pre-1914 and riparian water rights holders, a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge decided Wednesday. The decision addresses a number of consolidated legal challenges to Board actions taken within Central California watersheds during the State’s recent and lengthy drought.
The court also concluded that the curtailment notices at issue violated the petitioners’ due process rights because they were issued “without first providing water users with an opportunity to challenge the findings upon which they were based. … ”
Continue reading at Best Best & Krieger here: California Water Board Lacks Jurisdiction to Curtail Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders
BBID completes project, improves water reliability and efficiency
From Byron-Bethany Irrigation District:
Byron-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID) completed a major capital improvement project, strengthening our water delivery system for years to come. A new radial gate was installed in Canal 45, which supplies water to the north end of the District’s service area. The Canal 45 Radial Gate Replacement project is part of BBID’s comprehensive capital improvement plan, which identifies necessary upgrades to the District’s pipes, canals, and facilities. Watch the video below to learn how the project improves our water reliability and efficiency.
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