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The State Water Board has Curtailed All Post-1914 Water Rights Permits, Licenses, Registrations and Certificates.
On May 1, 2015 the State Water Resources Control Board issued an immediate curtailment notice to those diverting water from the Sacramento River Watershed and Delta under a Post-1914 water right permit, license, registration or certificate. This curtailment follows...
State Water Board Uses Term 91 as the Basis for Curtailment Orders to Water Right Permit and License Holders
State Water Resources Control Board declared that (1) water being released from state and federal water projects is being released in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed (Delta Watershed) and (2) the Delta is in Balanced Condition. It then issued curtailment notices to 88 holders of post 1914 water rights permits and licenses in the Delta Watershed whose permit or license contains Term 91.
There is a complex relationship between intellectual property protection and money.
The requirement that water rights holders provide information that water they are diverting is being used for a “continued beneficial use” indicates that the Board is taking a “hard look” at water right holders whose rights are superior to other diverters.
Ninth Circuit Reverses District Court Ruling and Upholds the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Biological Opinion for Central Valley Project operations in California’s Central Valley.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued its decision in San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Locke. The decision reverses and remands a previous district court decision that found NMFS’ 2009 biological opinion (BiOp) concerning the Central Valley Project and its impact to salmon species to be arbitrary and capricious.