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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.

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.

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.